Recently there was an article in the Times Newspaper, where the Community of Woodford Hill in the North East end of Dominica were given approximately two months to make up their minds on whether they want a major hotel built on the coastline – which will result in closing all access to the most popular beach in the area.
The investors of the resort were prepared to build the resort under the condition that the beach in Woodford Hill will be reserved only to the guest.
According to Ivor Nassief (Minister of Tourism at the time); the high end operators are concerned about beach access, beach safety and beach control. â€œWhen visitors come and spend 5, 6, 7, 800 bucks for a room, they do expect for privacy and safety.
It’s funny that Mr. Nassief will make such a comment, were in Barbados the government put in public-access points on all beaches so that every Bajan can have access to any beach on the island
So are we ready to loose our rights to our Nature Isle to some visitors who spends 5, 6, 7, 800 bucks a night?