2012-08-09 Letter to Coastal Zone Management Unit

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August 9, 2012



The Director,

Coastal Zone Management Unit,

Ministry of the Environment and Drainage

Bay Street



Dear Sir,


Re: Coastal Management in Road View, Saint Peter


I write this letter in my capacity as the Barbados Labour Party’s Candidate for Saint James North in the upcoming General Elections.


Some residents or Road View, St. Peter have expressed concern over the presence of stones and boulders which have been illegally placed on the beach in the area by some of the property owners. The placement of these structures has had the effect of diverting the course of the sea to the extent that neighbouring properties are now experiencing a harsher impact therefrom during adverse weather conditions than was previously the case.




These residents are understandably worried that their respective properties are now at risk of serious damage as a result of these actions by others.


Furthermore, these structures now prevent and hinder accessibility to all parts of the beach in the area.


I therefore write kindly requesting your Department to investigate this state of affairs. I am of course available to supply any further information or assistance which I can possibly supply.


I look forward to receiving a written response from you in the near future on this matter.


Yours faithfully,




EGH: mal


Cc. The Honourable Rawle Eastmond, J.P., M.P


The Honourable Denis Lowe, M.P, Minister of the Environment and Drainage



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Edmund "Eddie" Hinkson is an attorney-at-law residing in Waterhall Terrace, St. James. The husband of Beverly and father of Erica and Gregory, he has an outstanding record as a community leader. He has been a member of the Lions Club of Bridgetown for the past 24 years and has the honours of being named the Best President of the Lions Clubs in the Caribbean District 60B and of serving as the Lions Clubs Leader of Barbados. Eddie has been a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the Salvation Army for the past 5 years. He has also served as a member of the Council of St. Johns Ambulance Association, the Association of the Blind and Deaf and of the Council for the Disabled. Eddie has been a sub-committee chairman of the Small Business Association and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. A member of the Lawn Tennis Association and the Paragon Tennis Club, he has sponsored cricket, football and netball tournaments, provided prizes at school speech days, assisted churches with outreach and mentorship programmes, provided food vouchers to needy persons and helped in finding solutions to constituency issues relating to land. In government, he served as Chairman of the National Conservation Commission and the Severance Payments Tribunal, Deputy Chairman of the National Housing Corporation, the National Advisory Committee on Disabilities and the Building Advisory Committee as well as a Director of the National Cultural Foundation, a Member of Consumer Claims Tribunal, Income Tax Appeal Board and the Harrison College Board of Management. Internationally, Edmund is an officer of the International Bar Association, a member of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and a member of International Who’s Who of Professionals.