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After all that has gone on in the Mullins Bay area this year and reported to the country, like most right-thinking Bajans I was stunned by the two puff pieces today in the local press fawning all over St. Peter's Bay, Port Ferdinand and their developer. Even more troubling was the revelation that the developer wants "to see Barbados become to the Caribbean what Monaco is to Europe." Far be it from this blogger to tell a transplanted Scandinavian what to dream for Barbados or anywhere else; but, in my humble opinion, the larger question should be what do we Barbadians as a people want and dream for our own country, and do we really want to be Monaco or anywhere else. The urgency is that the Monaco Vision Thing for Barbados is happening before our very eyes and it is leaving in its wake unprecedented disruption and destruction as this blog has chronicled over the last four years. If we do not wake up we will be strangers in our own country very soon - that is, what's left of it.