KEEPING AN EYE ON GRENADA’S BUSINESS, by – Citizens in Defence of Grenada’s Lands and Heritage!
CAVEAT – Spice Islanders remain heavily divided over proposed tourism development and this News-Blog has been chosen as a voice to express concerns. We’re still pleased to be viewed as a voice for change. However, in their passion to object the Citizens’ Group can get a bit outlandish, we got rather testy calls from the United Kingdom about it, so in the interests of fairness – please bear in mind, not all what is relayed necessarily reflects the views of those who do this News-Blog.
A number of concerned and puzzled citizens have brought the following to the attention of Citizens in Defence of Grenada’s Lands and Heritage over the last couple months and most recently:
- Gren-Moor Ltd: It appears that the Port Louis Camper and Nicholson Marina is determined to block the efforts of local entrepreneur, Junior Cuffie – to establish his mooring business in the waters off Mt. Pandy beach. Mr. Cuffie and his former Camper and Nicholson bosses parted company sometime in 2011 and it appears that Camper and Nicholson’s boss, Glynn Thomas, has objected to Mr. Cuffie setting up a moorings business for which Gren-Moor has a licence from the relevant government authority, There are allegations that Mr. Thomas, a former Royal Marine(!!??), even made statements suggesting that he is feeling threatened and intimated by Mr. Cuffie and that Mr. Cuffie was called in and questioned by members of Her Majesty’s Royal Grenada Police Force!!
- Blocking off a Public Road:
By what process are public roads in Grenada privatized?
- Grand Anse Beach Land for Sale: A sign advertising Grand Anse Beach Land for Sale has been erected long the Grand Anse Road, just a little south of the junction leading to Golf course.
Does the land for sale include any of the area to which the 1997 Tourism Master Plan made reference: – the marshland area south of the abandoned Silver Sands Hotel should remain undisturbed as this area helps to retain and filter flood water. This recommendation was made in the interest of protecting the beach and the quality of water.
- Peter De Savary and Robin Paterson 700 million Vision: Prior to the 2013 elections, Citizens understood that Peter De Savary and Robin Paterson (who was associated with Cinnamon 88 Mt. Hartman – Hog Island Project) announced a 700 million Vision to put Grenada on the Global Luxury Map. What did De Savary promise in 2007? and 2008? and 2010? Was he made an Investment Ambassador? Who and what did he deliver?
- Oyster Bed Mangroves under Threat: There are concerns in Carriacou that the proposed marina expansion in the Tyrell Bay area will threaten several acres of mangrove which are part of the Sandy Island Oyster Bed Marine Protected Area – important for the livelihoods of fishermen and coastal protection.
- Repossession Sign: And the most recent sign which appeared just last week has tongues wagging – a REPOSSESSION sign on the property in respect of what used to be the Rivera property.
- Grenada is open for business again!
- Walk with your cheque and buy land!