Representative of the First Electoral District Andrew Fahie has written a letter to the government, claiming that persons have complained to him numerous times about being blocked from entering the public beach across from Sugar Mill Hotel in his constituency.
In the letter, which is addressed to minister responsible for beaches Dr Kedrick Pickering, Fahie said it appears a fence is being erected at the entrance to the beach.
“I am writing in the capacity as the representative, requesting your immediate intervention in the matter of the public’s access to the beach across from the Sugar Mill Hotel being denied, apparently by the owner and management of the said hotel. I continue to get numerous complaints on this matter.”
“Also, the beach entrance seems to now be in the process of being fenced, with my understanding being that a gate that will be locked, placed on the site. Needless to say that the public will now have no further access to the beach,” Fahie said in the letter.
He added that there is likely to be ‘unwarranted outcomes’ if the matter is not addressed urgently.
“I am now appealing to you (Dr Pickering) as the minister for which the responsibility of beaches falls to please intervene forthwith to have this matter resolved in an amicable manner to all concerned. If not addressed in an urgent and amicable manner, [it] may result in unwarranted outcomes.”
“I look forward to your immediate action on behalf of the people of the First District and the entire BVI on this matter, while keeping me as the represented fully informed at all stages. I await your response and action,” Fahie added.
BVI News Online, in the meantime, has been trying to get a response from the management of Sugar Mill Hotel. However, it appears the hotel’s telephone is not working well.
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