August 9, 2012
Coastal Zone Management Unit,
Ministry of the Environment and Drainage
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.
EDMUND G. HINKSON
Cc. The Honourable Rawle Eastmond, J.P., M.P
The Honourable Denis Lowe, M.P, Minister of the Environment and Drainage