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Fight To Save Clifton Continues

The group of Bahamians fighting to ‘Save Clifton’ has called on the government to intervene what they say is the destruction of Clifton Park.

The national park has allegedly been receiving cosmetic work by famous Canadian Fashion designer Peter Nygard, but according to the Coalition to Save Clifton (CSC), the work is damaging to the natural artifacts already in place.

Anti-crime activist C. B. Moss is a part of the coalition and said there is too much destructive work going on at the site.
“Recently the coalition became aware that the viability of the sea park was threatened by several factors with the most urgent being land and marine works that are being done by Mr. Peter Nygard at his property at Simms Point,” he said.

“This work, allegedly done illegally has created a series of environmental and ecological problems around the proposed sea park area.”

Mr. Moss says the destructive works include placement of man-made structures along the sea bed, which traps drifting sand and adding that pumping and back filling, which has created three acres of new land area.

“The coalition has been informed that an application has been submitted to the Government of The Bahamas by Peter Nygard for a grant or lease of the newly created land, which is the result of the alleged illegal activities,” he said.

“The coalition has written the prime minister informing him of its very strong opposition to any such approval and requested a meeting at the very earliest opportunity.”

The coalition, which is in no way connected to the coalition to protect Clifton Bay, believes the government must step in before the problem gets too far out of hand.

The Clifton Heritage Park is home to the world famous Sacred Space and the Wetlands of Clifton which is home to several endangered species.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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