I am very PROUD of all Barbadians who are standing up against the development of Cove Bay, St. Lucy. We have sold too much of Barbados already. I cannot see how man can improve on what GOD has already made a MASTER PIECE. Please do not allow this story about jobs and money cause you to loose more of Barbados.
If anymore of the beauty of Barbados is taken away it will no longer be the Barbados which we have grown up to love. If Barbadians agree to move forward with the Cove Bay development we would be making a very big mistake. There comes a time when money is not the most important thing to consider in making a decision. If Barbadians continue to focus only on money, we will be sacrificing a natural Barbados to be replaced by cosmetic beauty. Please* do not give away anymore of what we have been blessed, defend the cause of Cove Bay like you have never defended anything else in the past.
This foreign invasion has to stop somewhere. Do not be fooled by what’s being offered. Go out in numbers and protest against the development of Cove Bay. Let the developers and town planner know you can fool some of the people, some of the time, but you aren’t going to fool all of the people all of the time.
Most tourist travel to get a break from the monotony of home. They do not want to see malls and flyovers they are able to see in their neck of the wood! People are looking for a little natural beauty. Flying into Barbados is truly a sight to behold. If you continue to give up the coastal lands this means you will have to move the locals to the center of the island. If you continue to move into the center of the island, you aren’t going to have much land for agriculture. You will have to continue spending money to import things you once grew.
I remember as a boy growing up in Barbados nearly everyone had something growing in the backyard, you could eat from the tree, there was even stuff for medicinal purposes. I remember being able to eat hog plums, chilly plums, star apples, fatporks, cashews, golden apples, akees, grapes that grew on the coastal areas, soursops, I can go on and on. When the improvements started to cater to the tourist and almighty dollar, we sacrificed many things Barbados had to offer to Barbadians and replaced them by imports and fast food restaurants.
Barbados has sold enough to others who honestly do not have Barbadians interest at heart. The time has come to say enough is enough we are going to keep what little we have left of Barbados’ natural beauty and to preserve it so that future generations can see where we grew up and enjoyed to the fullest; Coming to you from Wilmington, USA.