working on the sluice gates

working on the sluice gates

oldphogey
Joined: 22 Nov 2008, 23:01

02 Nov 2010, 16:02 #1

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UKML
Joined: 22 Aug 2008, 08:32

02 Nov 2010, 16:24 #2

Not before time and I wonder if it wil be another 15 years before they look at it again.
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UKML
Joined: 22 Aug 2008, 08:32

12 Nov 2010, 11:35 #3

Apparently the repairs were not carried out. This is from the BFP site
http://barbadosfreepress.wordpress.com/ ... more-20523


UPDATED: November 12, 2010

Government announcement was a Sham.

No repairs made to Graeme Hall sluice gate.

Last mangrove forest dying before our eyes.

The announced repairs to the sluice gate at the Graeme Hall wetlands never happened. Government workers arrived and did their usual digging out of the sand, then filled in the channel a day later after draining some water. The gates were not repaired or replaced.

The deliberate destruction of a precious natural heritage site continues. Government is obviously doing this out of vindictiveness in the ongoing legal dispute with Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary owner Peter Allard.

It just shows you that Government officials think the wetlands and green space are theirs to destroy and develop.

Those wetlands and green space belong to the people of Barbados. Peter Allard spent tens of millions of dollars cleaning up the wetlands and volunteered to look after them for us for a while. It was his generous gift to the people of Barbados, but the developer friends of government had other ideas. So Allard he shut down his Nature Sanctuary and Barbados lost big time: 100 jobs, green space, tourism and hope for the future – all gone.
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UKML
Joined: 22 Aug 2008, 08:32

09 Aug 2013, 12:35 #4

Three years on and nothing has changed:

http://bajanflick.wordpress.com/2013/08 ... l-madness/

If this was allowed to happen in the UK there would be an outcry. :(
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