( Real News Antigua ) Senator Alex Browne says the issue of public access to the beach at Laurys Bay has been placed in the hands of a lawyer.
About three weeks ago, Senator Browne recorded a video that
exposed the fencing off of the commonly used access road. This was
done by an “investor” who purchased the property across which the
access road ran.
As a result, persons no longer have access to the beach via this
road, and the landowner has promised to complete another access
road outside his property and leading to a different beach.
This was disclosed by the Development Control Authority (DCA);
however, up to last week, Browne says, no such access road is
nearing completion or even under construction.
The senator – who is the United Progressive Party’s caretaker for
the St. Phillip’s North constituency – says he is prepared to do
everything in his power to ensure that eastside residents have
access to the beach.
He says he will not allow access to Laurys Bay to be completely
blocked off, as has been done in other areas of the community due to
the construction of hotel properties.