Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dredging and dumping of material

Every year I see people digging up the sea floor around Antigua without the slightest care for the environment. Remember this blog entry which mentioned some dredging which was very close to home. Anyway, the latest was within Jolly Harbour a few days ago when a homeowner had the Devcon barge dig up the area around their villa (which i don't have a big problem with if done right inside Jolly Harbour) and then instead of getting rid of the material correctly they dumped it in the ocean just outside the marina. Devcon dredging should know better, but in Antigua the Government is so anti-environment that people know they can get away with stuff like this. Shame on them both for this enethical behaviour!!!