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Boulder posing danger

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Boulder posing danger

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Barbados’ most famous rock may be breaking down.
At least that is what some people who frequent the rugged Bathsheba, St Joseph area are saying about the rock, a prominent fixture just off the shore.
They contend that the rock, which is featured on many local postcards and in tourist magazines, was disintegrating.
A huge piece was dislodged and is now hanging precariously at the top, they report.
A concerned citizen, who contacted this newspaper, expressed fears that a tourist could be seriously injured if this chunk fell since many tourists swim around the rock or go close to take photos.
The man complained that he had sent pictures of the damaged rock in January to the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU) requesting that something be urgently done about the situation.
Director of the CZMU, Dr Lorna Inniss, who confirmed that the matter had been drawn to the unit’s attention, said it was being investigated.
“We have been speaking to the Chief Technical Officer in the Ministry of Transport and Works and a team is supposed to be going this week to see whether to leave it or if it should be removed,” she said in reference to the piece at the top. (MB)