March 25, 2013

The Leonard P. Howell Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation incorporated under the Jamaica Companies Act on the 14th day of June 2005.

It has been brought to the attention of the Leonard P. Howell Foundation and its Board of Directors that individuals and other organizations have been using the Leonard P. Howell Foundation’s name and acting as agents authorized to conduct business on behalf of the foundation without express permission of the Chairperson or Directors.   This note serves as a legal warning to all entities engaged in the above action to CEASE and DESIST, any and all unauthorized activities including but not limited to:


  1. Maintaining or representing  to be members of the Foundation without authority, and/or otherwise including the Foundation as parties in letters, events, or other  actions;
  2. Unauthorized copying and utilization of the Foundation’s name and/or seal through websites, email addresses, or other publications, to solicit on behalf of the Foundation or otherwise misrepresent its goals and purpose; or
  3. Seeking to benefit from the Foundation’s reputation and goodwill in any other manner for personal or pecuniary gain.


This note serves as a legal warning to end this unlawful activity.  The consequences of any lack of cooperation in this matter may result in civil fines, including but not limited to attorney fees, penalties, and prosecution.


The Leonard P. Howell Foundation’s name and seal are presented only when any activity has been authorized by the Chairperson and its board members.  All authorized activities  and events that have been approved will now be listed on the Foundation’s web page at:   

If there are any questions, concerns, or comments regarding the Foundation or its authorized events please email us at: 


The Leonard P. Howell Foundation was formed to protect, honor and perpetuate the life, legacy, and memory of Leonard Percival Howell along with other brothers and sisters whose contributions and achievements have been of enduring value to the development of the Rastafarian Movement in Jamaica and abroad.   We are currently in negotiations to reclaim and restore a portion of the Pinnacle Property as a United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized World Heritage Site.  In doing so, we aim to create an international Rastafarian Worship and research center and monumental tribute to Leonard Percival Howell in recognition of his life, mission, and contributions to Jamaica and the world at large.  We ask that you continue to support the Foundation and its members.


Yours respectfully,

Monty Howell, Chairman