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We know they were/are probably preoccupied with the media elsewhere in stemming all the corruption oozing out of their offices lately, but one Friday morning last summer this blogger witnessed the CZMU having a big fight on the beach with people helping a property owner with a few boulders to stop his house falling into the sea, and by the following Sunday (in less than two (2) days) the Coastal Zone Management Unit had the Advocate come out with the big and bold frontpage headline - "NOT SO FAST! CZMU tells property owners to follow procedure. " What's the use of this government agency? Whose side are they really on? Do they not care that Mullins Beach (one of the best beaches on the west coast according to Conde Nast, and they should know good beaches) has been destroyed? Do they not care that one small, black Bajan entrepreneur has not been able to rent his beach umbrellas and sunbeds for the last three weeks because there is no beach on which to set them up? Where is the Minister of Tourism on all of this? Where is the Minister of The Environment? I am sorry, but winning and dining a few repeat visitors at Illaro Court, as we are reading about today in the same Advocate newspaper, does not cut the mustard on Mullins Beach.
See also: Coastal Throws Another Monkey Wrench At Road View/Mullins