Barbudans ‘fight for survival’ as resort project threatens islanders’ way of life

Barbudans ‘fight for survival’ as resort project threatens islanders’ way of life

Bitter dispute as supporters argue the US $2bn luxury resort project is a vital economic stimulus while critics say it will destroy natural habitat as well as traditions and cultures

From the air, the peninsula of Palmetto Point – fringed by aquamarine water and pink-hued sand – looks like a developer’s dream.

To local residents it’s the scene of childhood memories and balmy afternoons spent picking seagrapes and ambling among the sand dunes – a landscape many fear could soon be lost to them forever.

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