May 20, 2014
Dredging work in Bimini.
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ENVIRONMENTALISTS are more concerned than ever about the safety of Bimini’s marine environment in view of a developer’s “quick” dredging of over half a million cubic yards of material.
THE Court of Appeal rejected the Bimini Blue Coalition’s appeal against the Supreme Court’s decision to discharge the Privy Council’s injunction on dredging activities last week Thursday, prompting the environmental group to now seek an appeal before the Privy Council in London.
A LAWYER for the Bimini Blue Coalition raised concerns in the Court of Appeal yesterday over the validity of a permit issued to Resorts World Bimini, pointing to alleged contradictory statements made by officials of the Department of Physical Planning at the Ministry of Environment and Housing.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The ongoing legal dispute relating to the validity of dredging permits obtained by a private developer in North Bimini will affect potential investors, Trinidad and Tobago Trade Minister Vasant Bharath said yesterday.
A SUPREME Court Justice discharged the Privy Council’s injunction on dredging activities in Bimini yesterday, but important documents related to the Resorts World Bimini project have still not been disclosed to The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) and the public.
A SUPREME Court judge has set aside an injunction on dredging activities in Bimini, giving Resorts World Bimini the freedom to restart its dredging activities.
In a stunning new development, the Privy Council in London today granted Bimini Blue Coalition's injunction application stopping dredging activities from continuing in Bimini, reversing a decision by the Bahamas Court of Appeal on Monday.
RESORTS World Bimini has been given permission by the government to dredge more than half a million more cubic yards of material than was previously disclosed to the public, Bahamas Environment Science and Technology Commission (BEST) documents seen by The Tribune indicate.