Morant Bay Courthouse Fire

Morant Bay Courthouse Fire

The Morant Bay Courthouse in St Thomas was destroyed by fire on Monday, February 19, 2007. The counrthouse was one of the most important landmarks¬† in the parish as it was the scene of the Morant Bay Rebellion of 1865. All that remains of this historic site are the brick walls of the structure. Edna Manley’s statue of National Hero Paul Bogle, which stands in front of the courthouse was not destroyed.