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Trees fall in land battle

Controversy continues over ownership of a section of land at Carlisle Bay, Bay Street, St Michael.

Sheria Brathwaite, [email protected]

Trees fall in land battle

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Controversy continues over ownership of a section of land at Carlisle Bay, Bay Street, St Michael.

For the past five months, Government and developer Allan Kinch, director of Savoy Development (Barbados) Inc., who purchased three parcels of land for $4 million from the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. last year, have been involved in a dispute about the rightful owner of the property.

Yesterday, Minister of the Environment and National Beautification Trevor Prescod told the NATION that several trees were “illegally” planted on the beach and had to be removed.

Prescod said he was informed over the weekend that the trees were erected and after checking with other Government departments, he realised no authorisation had been given for them to be planted.

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An excavator uprooting the coconut trees yesterday.(Picture by Jameel Springer)

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