FOLLOWING the news that the land around Dean’s Blue Hole in Long island may be sold and developed into a resort, Tribune readers responded with outrage and disbelief.
Here are some of their comments, posted on The Tribune’s facebook page or on www.tribune242.com
Tara KiKi-Melissa Cartwright said: “This is one of the seven wonders of the World and should never be placed up for sale!
“Once it’s sold, there will not be access. We all know that I am not knocking them for trying to send some development to Long Island, but please make sure we Bahamians are still allowed to go there freely.
“And as we have learned in the past, that ain’t gonna happen – so sad.”
Other commentators included:
Michael Riddim: “THAT’S RIDICULOUS . . . I don’t think long islanders will allow that to happen.”
Nathanya Vernisha Rolle: “WTH? Can’t be serious.”
Gladstone Patton III: “All this time someone owned it?”
Cherry Blueflowers: “So as far as I know a blue hole is WATER, how does one sell ocean water?
Nicole-Simone Harrison: “What ain’t for sale in the Bahamas?”
Heather Joy Albury: “How could they sell this, isn’t it a national treasure? Can’t we keep anything for ourselves?! I don’t think this is right at all. . . Also, I can’t believe when the property was initially bought, that a stipulation wasn’t included in the deed stating that the blue hole was not included in the parcel sold.”
Tenacious Dee: “Who the sells a blue hole? Before you know it, as Bahamians all we will be able to do is leave home and go to work. Our beaches are off limits to us in our own country, now this!”
Jimmilia Jay Murphy: “Stop selling the Bahamas to the world, all they going to do is to destroy our history and pride.”
Gambler Man Smith: “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!”
Rebecca Stevens: “Thats sad. Something so beautiful should not be for sale.”
MartGM: “How can a piece of land like this ever belong to anyone other than the Bahamian public???”