Will Luxury Resorts Threaten Caribbean Coasts?


Barbuda is the last essentially pristine island left in the Caribbean other than uninhabited rocks.

Barbuda is too dry for agriculture, so the people are master fishers who have lived from the sea for hundreds of years, and own their entire island in common, the only place in the Caribbean where this is the case.

This has allowed them to avoid the unsustainable development that has wrecked coral reefs, seagrasses, mangroves, and beaches on the nearby island of Antigua, and throughout the Caribbean. 

Now Barbuda is threatened by the very developers who have wrecked other islands with similar schemes.

For more information on the impacts these developments would have on Barbuda’s fisheries and natural resources, please see:

Palmetto point development: potential impacts on Barbuda’s fisheries

For more information on how these developers have destroyed the coral reefs, mangroves, sea grasses, and fisheries of other Caribbean islands please see:

Golf courses kill coral reefs and fisheries: harmful algae blooms and disease caused by nutrient runoff from golf course development on Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas.

Barbuda is the LAST nearly pristine large Caribbean island.  Let’s not destroy it like all the rest!