“Will the Government continue to purport that it is ‘in the public interest’ to sacrifice the environment, or will they look for viable alternative solutions? All of Bermuda needs to be engaged in this discussion over whether we seek short term gain over long term prosperity.”
Katherine Michelmore, environment spokesperson for the Bermuda Democratic Alliance (BDA)
As Barbados citizens question the government’s decision to allow development at Cove Bay, our friends to the north in Bermuda are rising against a similar decision by their government to kill green space in pursuit of the almighty dollar.
Our thoughts at BFP are that Barbados has so many abandoned, unfinished and run down projects, hotels and resorts, that our government should be demanding that new projects be built on existing developed areas. Tear down the old and abandoned and build your shiny new resort where an eyesore stands now.
That would kill two birds: it gets rid of the eyesore and preserves the existing green space.
People might say that is too costly. To that we ask, “Too costly for whom?”
Royal Gazette Online: Premier promises ‘rethink’ of Tucker’s Point SDO
Our thanks to an old friend for the suggestion.