CGM Cemetery Preservation Foundation
Honoring and Preserving the Burial Sites of West Indian Panama Canal Builders and Workers
Who We Are
The Corozal, Gatun, Mt Hope Cemetery
Preservation Foundation (CGM) is a
non-profit organization formed by proud descendants of the Antillean diggers and workers
of the Panama Canal and supporters.
We aspire to ensure the ongoing consistent maintenance; restoration and preservation of their final
resting places by
engaging widespread community action as
well as the involvement of government entities to include, the Instituto Nacional de Cultura (INAC)
and the Autoridad del
Canal de Panamá (ACP).
Make a difference
The cemeteries in the former Canal Zone territories where Panamanians of West Indian descent are buried have been woefully neglected for years. These are the final resting places for the workers and builders of the canal and their families. What should be a place where families come to pay tribute has turned into a deplorable domicile unfitting of the legacy these workers deserve.