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Turtle tracks in Isles Bay beach

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Beach Mining and Turtle Protection | Comments Off on Turtle tracks in Isles Bay beach

Pictures taken in August...

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Annex C. Further Analysis of the Sustainability of the Sand Mining Industry in Montserrat

Posted by on Aug 6, 2012 in Sand Mining | Comments Off on Annex C. Further Analysis of the Sustainability of the Sand Mining Industry in Montserrat

The Guidelines have been written from the perspective of sand mining as a sustainable industry for Montserrat. This Annex explores some of the broader (and largely interlinked) issues around sand mining in Montserrat, examines some key aspects of the industry and related government approaches that require further clarification or development and makes some brief recommendations. The analysis in this Annex is based on broad consultation through the EIA and Guideline preparation process and the author’s 20 years...

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Isles Bay beach mining, 2012 May 22

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Beach Mining and Turtle Protection | Comments Off on Isles Bay beach mining, 2012 May 22

Beach sand mining at Isles Bay beach with large excavator.   Overloaded trucks and excavator on residential road.  Damage to beach road...

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Isles Bay beach mining 2012 June 1

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Beach Mining and Turtle Protection | Comments Off on Isles Bay beach mining 2012 June 1

The weekly event...

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Isles Bay beach mining 2012 March 13 and trucking dust

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Beach Mining and Turtle Protection | Comments Off on Isles Bay beach mining 2012 March 13 and trucking dust

  Regular Isles Bay beach mining and haulage.  It looks like they are overloaded….  and certainly for the Isles Bay road       Dust from an empty truck in the Belham, imagine one truck movement per minute for 8 hours…..   Good that truck drivers were wearing dust masks in their...

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More feedback on new LAP for Beachettes area, including Old Towne, Isles Bay and Belham Valley

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Sand Mining | Comments Off on More feedback on new LAP for Beachettes area, including Old Towne, Isles Bay and Belham Valley

Below are comments from some Beachettes home owners, published on their specific request.   from Old Towne owner Dear Sirs, I am writing to provide feedback on the Local Area Plans (LAP) for the Beachettes development including Old Towne, Isles Bay and the Belham Valley. Many homeowners have expressed their disapproval of the proposals to use the lower Belham valley for the mining and export of sand. I agree with them. Numerous well reasoned and detailed arguments against this idea have been brought forth while there...

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Photos of sand mining in front of Isles Bay Plantation

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Sand Mining | Comments Off on Photos of sand mining in front of Isles Bay Plantation

Photos (May 8, 2012) of sand mining in front of Isles Bay Plantation residential development, within the residential community. Notice the excavator, 20 ton dump truck, and larger off road mining dump truck.  Also notice the site in the background with previously stockpiled sand and operational screening equipment. This activity occurred throughout the week. Additionally,  several 20 ton dump trucks were consistently trucking from the valley through the Old Towne residential...

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Feedback on new Local Area Plan for Beachettes area, including Old Towne, Isles Bay and Belham Valley

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Sand Mining | 2 comments

As a result of the public feedback on the draft Physical Development Plan 2012-2022 (November—December 2011) the Physical Planning Unit has added detailed Local Area Plans (LAP) for the Beachettes development including Old Towne, Isles Bay and the Belham Valley.  They have again asked for public feedback.  However, the time frame for response is very short–the deadline is May 21, 2012 (less than two weeks).  This information can be found on the Government web site http://www.gov.ms/?p=6416 The LAP pdf file...

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Letter to Hon. Premier from opposition leader, July 26, 2011

Posted by on Apr 3, 2012 in Sand Mining | Comments Off on Letter to Hon. Premier from opposition leader, July 26, 2011

Donaldson Romeo P.O. Box 340 Brades, Montserrat   July 26, 2011 RE:  Concerns and opinion about how the decision to site the proposed sand-mining jetty is being made Hon Mr R. T. Meade Chief Minister of Montserrat Office of the Chief Minister Government Head Quarters Brades, Montserrat   Dear Sir, I am in full support of the need to construct a Jetty in the south for sand mining exports.  However, based on the information I have to date, I am increasingly concerned about how the decision to site the proposed...

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Sand mining in the Belham Valley

Posted by on Apr 1, 2012 in Sand Mining | Comments Off on Sand mining in the Belham Valley

As property owners in along the Belham Valley, we have watched with dismay as plans have unfolded to institute a formal sand mining venture on the western floor of the valley in lieu of other proposed options. This flawed scheme presents discouraging concerns that suggest those who favor this have ignored or failed to consider several important points.   We are bewildered about the lack of common sense and logical inconsistencies on the part of the parties that want to mine the sand as well as the government...

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