Government Members Hostile To Graeme Hall National Park
An estimated ten thousand people came to say goodbye to the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary yesterday on Monday, December 1, 2008 during the last “Free Day” before the sanctuary closes for good on December 15th. The Nation Newspaper headline again said a misleading “Hundreds” just as it misinformed last November 10th in another article that seemed designed to minimise the public support for the Graeme Hall National Park.
Opposition Leader Mia Mottley was the only politician to have attended the sanctuary yesterday. Conspicuously absent were members of the DLP Government. Not a one showed up as government members intend to develop the area for profit.
It is all over folks. The Government of Barbados will not establish a Graeme Hall National Park. The Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary will close forever on December 15th.
You can expect to see residential and business development in the Graeme Hall wetlands buffer zone as declared in the official Land Use Plan passed by the David Thompson government earlier this year.
That plan showed the government’s determination to profit at the expense of the natural heritage of our country.
Here are a few photos taken on Monday…