Port Royal for UNESCO status
Port Royal is a well known town that is located on the southern tip of Jamaica which was colonized by the Spanish and then later by the British. It also has the repitation of being the most wickedest city on the planet due to the inhabitation of pirates and bucaneers who came from Britain. It was first controlled by the Spanish who then entrusted the pirates because they were in need of protectors of their fortress; then later seized by pirates in 1655 and became a British colony.
Port Royal became a valuable trading center because of the imports of goods such as sugar, raw materials, African slaves, European goods and rum. Business was bustling and more foreigners from other countries within the European diapora were arriving. During the 17th century an earthquake and tsunami struck Port Royal and demolished almost two thirds of the city.
Archaeologists who have spent most of their time excavating this site say that it is one of the most important historical sites in the Western world and that it should be preserved for future generations and have the same status as any of the other UNESCO sites around the world. International consultants from the Jamaican National Heritage Trust surveyed the land and sea coasts with the hope of achieving world heritage designation status.