Invest In Frankenstein Cove Bay, Barbados – A Beautiful Place To Inject Old Ladies With Cells Taken From Dead Babies – Private Beach Too!

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Plans Show Private Beach – No Need For Retired Folks To Mix With Those Bajan Darkies!

Step right up folks – for the offshore investment opportunity of the century!

Imagine this, if you will… a private retirement community in Barbados with a beautiful beach that no one can really access except by trespassing on private lands! It’s ideal, because while those poor dumb Bajan folks could theoretically climb down some rock faces to access their “public” beach, they never will! So, there you go… a private beach that remains “public” in law only!

But Wait… There’s More!

The Government of Barbados knows how to do two things really well: 1/ Sell off choice public lands, and 2/ Allow the establishment of unsupervised medical clinics that other countries wouldn’t dream of licensing. This project has both features!

As the Barbados Tourism Investment website says…

Cove Bay is a delightful address overlooking the Atlantic ocean to the north of the island. It will provide the investor with one of few remaining opportunities for ocean front residential development, which in itself creates a unique selling point for the project. The site offers several options for other well chosen complementary uses which will enhance the residences by providing services and amenities and possible income opportunities for purchasers.

The concept calls for the creation of luxury residences for persons seeking second and third homes for vacation, retirement or simply as investments. The opportunity to add a wellness or anti-aging facility could help to brand the development, particularly if it is managed by internationally acclaimed operators. This approach could have the effect of diversifying and enriching the overall accommodations and tourism product of Barbados…

If You Invest Here, Barbados Will Approve Your Stem Cell Clinic!

Yes, prospective investors, you can be assured that if you partner with the Government of Barbados in this Joint Venture, your application to operate a stem cell clinic will be approved overnight as the government has already identified this type of facility as a part of this project. Now, to protect against certain sensitivities and a few unreasonable people who don’t know the value of rich foreign international investors, we have to use the words “anti-aging facility” when talking about this in public – but don’t you worry: the government has your approval already waiting!

Two Private Beaches For The Price Of One!

Here is another plan showing not only the private beach at the south, but also a private park and inlet to the north. Have a look… do you see any public access on the plans? No way those dirty locals will ever be able to foul your private beach and inlet!

Don’t forget… this investment opportunity is golden, because as the government website says, this is “… one of few remaining opportunities for ocean front residential development”

Visit the Barbados Tourism Investment website and learn more about this exciting opportunity! (BTI website link here)

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25 responses to “Invest In Frankenstein Cove Bay, Barbados – A Beautiful Place To Inject Old Ladies With Cells Taken From Dead Babies – Private Beach Too!

  1. Justasking

    BFP
    Where does it mention private beach? Is it in the fine print on one of the drawings? Or are you just saying it is a defacto private beach once developed?

    Question – have the nearby residents and public historically and currently traversed this land to access the beach? If they have and do, does this mean that a legal public right of way has been established? If the area is developed will the developers have to make provision for public to access the beach? Any legal eagles out there who can enlighten us?

  2. Truth be known, BFP, I have to agree with just asking… When I look at the item at its source – I see no mention of “secluded”, “restricted” or in any way implying a limited access to the beach…

    Further, IMHO, being aware that there are private beaches in USA & UK – I am pretty sure in the next 25 to 50 years (if not sooner) there will be at least one if not two private beaches in this country, like it or not…

    I am sure finance will be the main impetus behind allowing such a development to happen as well!

  3. Red Lake Lassie

    Look at that plan of the inlet. For sure no access except by walking on the property.

  4. Shingle

    The small beach at Gay’s Cove,St.Peter is one of the very few shingle beaches on the island.
    Not the stuff of tourism.
    Investors may discover this fact too late.

  5. Surely this development has already been mentioned in a previous post? It was back in the time of the stem cell furor at Villa Nova clinic for regenerative medecine. I recall looking up a reference and seeing BTO was the promoter. Will check this now.

  6. Satellite John

    Red Lake Lassie

    You got it!!

    Just Asking

    The village nearby in the days of sail operated its boats from the beach. Expect they will still be able to access it from the other side of the gully.

    An “old timer” gave me a description of how the boats dropped ballast in the bay and were dragged up for repair.

    When they were returned to the sea, the ballast was picked up on the way out.

    He told me the the operation was moved, I believe to Six Men’s in St. Peter, on the other side of the island. Hopefully someone will confirm or deny this.

    If you check you will find shenanigans going on there too with Bishop Brome!!

    Pandora

    I remember Hants speaking about it.

    Shingle

    … but it will be far from prying eyes!!

    What a set of idiots we have become!!

  7. Red Lake Lassie- Inaccessibilty from the land does not make a beach legally private. You can take a dinghy round, or swim if you’re good, from the nearest accessible point, and the beach between Neaptide high and low watermarks is public domain. Set foot above high watermark and you are trespassing. Many beaches are effectively private this way, but not legally so.

    More interesting is whether or not there are public footpaths crossing this land to the beach. According to my old 1974 Ordnance Survey map, there is a footpath shown from Cove to the cliff edge. Unless it has been barred off without objection for the prescribed number of years, that footpath should still be public. I recall it being a popular site for holiday outings with coaches parked on top.

  8. Unable trace the original comment about this project, but I remember it also mentioned that they are not real “sales” of villas, as there is a BTI rental company which leases them out for you. It was all to do with Government selling off our remaining land to foreigners. Surely I’m not imagining it?

  9. Bajanboy

    What is the legal definition of a beach? I think it is so many feet from the highwater mark. What happens in cases of very wide beaches? Is part of the beach then private property? If anyone can clear this up for me, it would be appreciated?

  10. jude

    All this can get very technical, but for me, sand is beach ..high water mark or not, no one can tell me if I’m laying on sand on any beach that its their private property. That is of course once I’m not being a nuisance to other people. It’s all a matter of mutual respect.

  11. paul sealy

    are there any good part’s of africa that apartheid isn’t being practiced right now?….us darkies may have to relocate in the future if some good solid investor’s really get their way…hook me up ok guy’s..lol

  12. Wheee! LOL!

    Hi Paul, I hear Sudan is quite nice this time of year, especially for the Christian festivals . Check in to the Darfur Hilton… lmbao!

  13. Hants

    Bajans should visit some of the beautiful parts of the Island before they are rendered unrecognisable by buildings.
    Cove bay is a natural beauty now but it will become just another part of the concrete jungle that is evolving along the Coast of Barbados.
    I was privilaged to live in Barbados in the 50s, 60s and 70s and consider myself blessed.
    I have come to accept that Barbados is now more like Miami but I still have a “sweet spot” where I spend my time when I am in Barbados.
    I am a little concerned that places like Cove Bay and River Bay will be developed and the natural beauty lost forever.
    We can always visit the yet unspoiled islands of St.lucia and Dominica.

  14. Let me be the Devil’s Advocate here.

    Much as we would all like our island to retain its wide-open unspoiled spaces, this is bound to be eroded by those outsiders wishing to share our paradise. We deplore the new building not realising that tourists are amazed how much open space there still is in our little island well known to be one of the most densely populated in the world.

    If you check out Isla Verde in Puerto Rico you can see what beach-front highrise really means. When you drive along its highway you get only the occasional flash of blue of the sea between 25-story apartment and condo buildings.

    If you travel around Bermuda you can see what saturation development really means. Yet visitors still think Bermuda is a great place to visit for a beach holiday. No wonder they consider Bim “unspoiled.”

    Provided it is done selectively and sensitively I feel there is still space for many more houses for our own people and also quite a lot of opportunity for “villas” without ruining our island by international standards. With traffic the way it is I only get up to St Lucy when I am giving visiting friends (here for the day on a cruise ship) a brief tour of the island. I was recently surprised to see how many houses have sprung up there, which is a great sign of wider home ownership by our people.

    We need never become as congested as Bermuda, thank the Lord, and there is good money to be made by our local companies on new developments such as Cove Bay. It is one way we will earn our keep in coming years. I am by nature conservative and as we can’t turn back the clock, would prefer to conserve what we have left; but in fairness to younger generations we can’t stand still- unfortunately.

    Making sure further building is done selectively and sensitively is probably too great a responsibility to leave to individuals like Chief Town Planner or Minister of the Environment.

    Perhaps a panel along the lines of the Board of Censors from diverse backgrounds e.g. National Trust would handle this to our greatest satisfaction? Its first job could be to decide which areas (possibly including Cove Bay if it is not too late) should be preserved in perpetuity unspoiled as our national heritage.

  15. paul sealy

    lol..national heritage…..???….you know what the cowboy’s did to the indian’s years ago right when that land looked so nice and juicy and those dirty red scoundrels owned it….”let’s take it boy’s”…lol….i wonder how many more of these resorts are planned for land in the middle of Barbados that the crown already own but can’t claim yet…i wonder…do you think relocation plan’s are in the work’s for us bajan’s…..will we be zoned out like los angeles where you have Beverly Hill’s on one side and Compton on the next….hmmm…lol

  16. John

    bystander

    We are a water scarce country.

    We reached the limit of our renewable groundwater resources more than a decade ago.

    The Economic and Social Report all 30 MP’s brandish in the air to support one point or the other says so. It is predicted in the Water Resources Study of 1978 and pretty clear from the Senn report of 1946!!

    I have not heard one MP attempt to explain why Appendix 28 shows that BWA is delivering less water now than it did 10 years ago.

    Construction of water intensive projects like housing and golf courses is a dead end economic activity unless the water restraints can be tackled.

    It is a fact that the Apes Hill development will not attempt to use desalinated water because it is uneconomical. Statements to this effect are given in the local press in June last year by a Mr. Atwell.

    Think to what astronomical levels the price of land will go if it is necessary for a developer to supply desalinated water!!

    Should we do so through Government if a developer won’t because it will render his project uneconomical?

    Maybe we should be looking for alternative economic activities which do not include selling our assets to the highest bidder but rather employs as many as possible.

    Hopefully it is not too late.

    Two last points.

    Firstly, if it is the intention to make down Cove Bay as green as the picture shows, real irrigation water will be needed, a contradiction in terms.

    Secondly, I believe the Proposed National Park a description and specification for which is contained in a report more than an inch thick, paid for by the taxpayers, includes much of the Scotland District starting from St. Marks Church and extends around to Archer’s Bay. What ever happened to that and restrictions on development?

  17. Cuda

    In a forum that prides itself on quality, this was a rather disappointing headline and article. Regardless of your personal opinion on stem cell research, comparing what is actually being done to the work of the fictitious Dr. Frankenstein and charge that it’s a “Place To Inject Old Ladies With Cells Taken From Dead Babies” is a poor representation of reality due to ignorance at best.

  18. John- Can we really believe what we are told about Bim running out of water? I have also heard that as much water is wasted underground from broken colonial-age pipes as is pumped into homes and businesses, and that there is plenty water there if we fix the infrastructure.

    There was strong suspicion when the “running out of water” scare came at a time when Government decided to double the prices charged. Too pat and convenient. Do we have updated info that the water levels in the deep wells are steadily dropping?

    We are a long way from Bermuda’s aridity where every building must catch and store water off its roof, hence the whitewashed stone roofs. We barely try to catch the rainwater, even though building regs now call for substantial water storage in new houses, and in rebuilt old ones.

    PS John- In another post you mentioned that Singapore had a preponderance of Malays. Innaccurate, I believe. The Chinese were always 80% predominant which is why they chose to go it alone and separate themselves from “Malaya” which became Malaysia.

  19. John

    bystander

    May have got it wrong with Singapore and the races. Will check and see what I find.

    Guess I was guilty of repeating what I always heard and did not check my facts.

    Barbados won’t run out of water. Ground water is a renewable resource. It is just that the resource is finite. The finite resource has been committed. I suspect that is why some areas just go without water for certain periods.

    Check the Economic and social Report which any self respecting politician always waves in parliament.

    Singapore produces 10 times the volume of water we do, but much of it derives from Malaysia. The straights that separate the two are about 1000 yards wide.

  20. John

    bystander

    Check this reference.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore

    Looks like it was Malay originally.

  21. Adrian Loveridge

    What a terrible shame..

    BFP highlights a story, there it is for all of us to see on the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc., website, yet in Down to Brass Tacks today the moderator stated that the Chief Town Planner has no such application or request for planning approval lodged with them for this development.

    So did BTII simply make up the plans and visuals?

    Yet again, a five day wonder, with no questions really being successfully answered at all by those that seemingly control ‘our’ destiny.

  22. Adrian Loveridge

    Chief Town Planner denies that any application has been filed for Cove Bay on todays 7.30am StarCom Network News.

    So what exactly is the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc., yet another Government entity seemingly unaccountable (like Hotels and Resorts Ltd) up to?

  23. John

    It’s called kite flying.

    Someone is trying to see what fallout will result if the thing did go forward. Plus, elections are in the air.

    How much development has there been down at Bathsheba in Hillcrest.

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