Barbados Coastal Zone Management Unit silent on groynes failure: “Who’s ignorant now?”

“Last year one of the principals of St. Peter’s Bay told a visiting Canadian journalist that people who opposed the groynes were “ignorant.”  Well, Mr. Big Developer, who’s ignorant now?”

Three weeks ago the above photo of a portion of the beach between the groynes at St. Peter’s Bay, Road View, St. Peter was posted on Facebook along with this question: “If the groynes are so effective in combating beach erosion then why is this fence being unearthed and toppled?”  Well, it looks like we just got the answer from St. Peter’s Bay.  A visit to the same area yesterday found a work crew hastily shifting the fence inland several feet from where it was originally located.  One could not wish for a clearer admission of the failure of the groynes at St. Peter’s Bay than to witness this ignominious exercise.

… Mullins Bay Blog: St. Peter’s Bay Admits Failure of Groynes

As we just pointed out in an article*, Barbados just took a $30 Million Dollar loan for “Coastal Management” and the same people who brought you the disaster of the groynes will be the ones to spend those millions on what THEY think is best. Lord help us!

* See BFP’s Barbados don’t need no stinkin’ Environmental Legislation because we got another loan!

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9 responses to “Barbados Coastal Zone Management Unit silent on groynes failure: “Who’s ignorant now?”

  1. WHAT DO CANADIANS KNOW ABOUT TROPICAL: WATERS AND CURRENTS AROUND BARBADOS >> THE CANADIAN MAN AT COASTAL HIRED MY BOAT AND NEVER SHOWED UP AND USED AN UN_LICENSED BOAT TO DO COASTAL WORK >>>ILLEGAL < CANADIAN A -HOLES GET OUT OF BARBADOS !!!!

  2. West Side Davie

    Hello BFP Marcus,

    Have you noticed how this vancet person arrived out of nowhere and is starting to use foul language and being disruptive like a troll? It’s a little worse each time he appears. Marcus, I think our old friend is back and he’ll be talking about KY Jelly and everything soon.

    Keep your eye on that one.

  3. BFP

    West Side,

    Thank you for the tip. You’re right, he’s not in Barbados and pretending to be. Looking back at his comments it’s obvious what’s happening.

    Thanks.

  4. Duh

    Could it be that the fence as moved because it was on the beach and the beach is public property and should not be fenced in?

  5. Nostradamus

    Maybe Dr. Lowe can help.

    http://www.nationnews.com/letters/view/how-dr-lowe-can-help/

    Nation Newspaper Feb 24, 2011
    “o Donville Inniss, Stephen Lashley and Steve Blackett I wish to make some humble suggestions.

    Mr Inniss, you are concerned about the stigma mental patients suffer and you would have them reside in their communities. Mr Lashley, you are concerned about the bad behaviour of children and the deviance among young people. Mr Blackett, you are concerned about people not listening to the message from HIV counselling and the challenge to keep number of people with HIV down.

    You three can rest assured that once Denis Lowe is better and returns to work, you can call on him. Dr Lowe said that he headed a psychiatric unit while working at the University of Cincinnati, and since he knows of such challenges intimately, he would be able to offer some responses to how he and they were able to get mentally ill patients back into the community.

    While there Dr Lowe had the experience of participating in many research projects, including issues such as teens in crisis so he can help you, Mr Lashley. And to you, Mr Blackett, Dr Lowe is a certified HIV/AIDS educator with the American Red Cross at the Drew University School of Medicine. So he is well placed to assist you with your HIV outreach programme and help with the Constituency Councils. Read Dr Lowe’s profile on the Internet”

  6. travler

    The movement of sand has been going on since time began and will continue go for a much longer time. One of the biggest issues in the cyle of moving sand is building to close to the shoreline. When the natural movement of sand occurs it often threatens buildings and properties. That results in persons trying to protect their properties with various barriers. The barriers then themselves have their own effect on the sand movement.

    Sand movement is a natural state of nature which will be a continuous force. The better soloution is to do nothing and not build close to shorelines. Nature will take care of the beach. The lack of knowledge in allowing development on shorelines that are abutted with sand beaches is one of the main causes of the shifting sand saga.

  7. Johnny Postle

    What is the science behind the Groynes?

  8. HMOF

    Has anyone been to St. Peters Bay lately? Was there last weekend what a disaster. No sand, feet cut up. No beach. Worst than the photo in the story.

    BFP this should be a new story. take some photos it is worst than you say.

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