Tourists documenting our destroyed beaches, placing photos on the Internet

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Environment Minister maintains silence on the destruction near Mullins Bay

The government of Barbados authorized groynes to be built into the ocean near the old Kings Beach Hotel. Only a few years later the entire area is suffering as the groynes accelerated the destruction of the area beaches.

“Word is getting out that Mullins Bay is a disaster zone.  Pretty soon you are not going to be able to sell holidays, let alone condos or villas, in an area where people do not want to stay unless government does something about a situation that is getting worse by the day.”

… from the Mullins Bay Blog story Horror Of St. Peter’s Bay Captured Through The Lens Of A British Visitor

Minister of the Environment Dennis Lowe hasn’t said a word about the problem, and citizens in the area have never seen him on the beaches. (BFP editor’s note: Mr. Lowe prefers the Hilton beach where he gets free lunch and a chance to chat with pretty tourists.)

Now tourists are starting to document the destruction of our beaches through photos posted on the internet.

Our friends at Mullins Bay Blog have the sad story here.

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15 responses to “Tourists documenting our destroyed beaches, placing photos on the Internet

  1. There’s also a new chapter concerning Graeme Hall, Allard has decided to go down swinging – click on my name above to get details…

  2. two things at once

    The Minister of Environment is faced with a horrible conundrum. He can’t work and eat at the same time, so he has decided to just eat at taxpayers expense.

  3. The Oracle

    I have also noticed the expanding waistlines of government chubbyweights in environment & tourism. Add another one to your list vis-a-vis St. Peter’s Bay – HR & passports. Reportedly, the Minister of State in this latter portfolio has been spotted regularly, not on the beach, but on the ridge (terrace) immediately above Kings Beach/St. Peter’s Bay at another problem tourism development in the area – Battaleys Mews. Battaleys Mews is a luxury 30-condo (townhouse) project owned by the same people behind the stalled Black Bess golf and villa project. Supposedly all 30 townhouses are sold (about US$1 million each) and the development is to operate like a hotel, but they are having problems selling vacations to foreign visitors. So, they recently came up with a brilliant plan to let out the properties to locals on weekends at greatly reduced rates. Apparently, the HR & passports man has been taking advantage of those rates. Seeing that St. Peter’s Bay is currently “staffing up” it would be nice if the HR & passports man could pay the beach (less than 5 minutes walk from his getaway) and report back to his fellow colleagues in environment & tourism.

  4. Hants

    I hope the Government repairs the beach at Road view.

    Barbadian children need beaches to play beach cricket and learn to fish just like I did growing up.

    I hope they stop building boardwalks and find other ways to restore beaches.

  5. Hants

    Just checked the royalwestmoreland web cam.

    Mullins beach looks absolutely beautiful today.

    Sun shining bright. Sand white and the sea clear.

    Beautiful. Wish I was there.

  6. Same here, Hants, same here.

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  8. Elma

    It started with Barbados, Prime Minister a lot of people tears are dropping because of what the government is doing to Guyanese people and God will have his way, so Barbadians will have to pay for it.

  9. Hants

    @ Elma

    And what is Jagdeo and the Guyanese police doing to Guyanese people.

  10. Hants

    West coast beaches are in for a redesign by Mother Nature.

    Just checked the royalwestmoreland webcam and Mullins is starting to “kick up”.

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  13. Couldn’ t help but notice on the flight down ( MIA-BGI) the islands of muck ( brown whatever) sized hundreds of feet to a mile and tear drop in shape ( from 30,000 ft) floating thruout the Caribbean beginning at T/C and now washing up on Barbados shores. Is this the detritus of Louisiana envronmental disaster?

  14. Green Monkey

    Couldn’ t help but notice on the flight down ( MIA-BGI) the islands of muck ( brown whatever) sized hundreds of feet to a mile and tear drop in shape ( from 30,000 ft) floating thruout the Caribbean beginning at T/C and now washing up on Barbados shores. Is this the detritus of Louisiana envronmental disaster?

    I think it is more likely to be patches of seaweed you were seeing. For the past few months all of our east coast beeches have been under inundation with a much higher than normal amount of seaweed being washed ashore and piling up on the sand. I believe we have been told by those who are supposed to know this stuff that it has been caused by temporary variations in the direction of the ocean currents which lead to an increase in the amount of seaweed from the Saragossa Sea reaching our shores.

  15. lickum goodly

    Have a look from space. It’s not getting any better. Sad.

    http://mullinsbay.blogspot.com/2011/08/poor-coastal-management-of-mullins-bay.html