Anchor Projects: New Name, Same T’ing

Anchor Projects are still being proposed and constructed in the Bahamas family islands. And the government is keeping all of these projects a secret from the Bahamian people. Watch this video to learn about failing anchor projects and alternative sustainable projects for The Bahamas! What Anchor projects are threatening your settlement? What sustainable projects do […]

Anchor Projects are still being proposed and constructed in the Bahamas family islands. And the government is keeping all of these projects a secret from the Bahamian people. Watch this video to learn about failing anchor projects and alternative sustainable projects for The Bahamas!

What Anchor projects are threatening your settlement? What sustainable projects do you see for the future of the Bahamas? Leave us a comment!

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8 Responses to “Anchor Projects: New Name, Same T’ing”

  1. Elizabeth Ackerly says:

    Your information is right on and needs to be heard in Nassau! We are right now fighting a battle against Winding Bay who wants to build a 44 slip marina in the quiet, residential community of Little Harbour. You can visit our website SaveLittleHarbour.org to read about our battle. It is the same story all the time. These developers see only dollar signs when they come to an unspoiled community and the government let’s them do whatever they please, I’m sure, for a price. It is a tragedy.

  2. Cheryl Page says:

    Residents of Little Harbour are being invaded by the Southworth Development ( new owner of Abaco Club on Winding Bay). Southworth has proposed a 44 slip Marina (members-only) with a restaurant, gift shop and 6,000 sq. ft parking garage on approximate 1.5 acre residential single family property. In addition to the proposed Marina above Southworth has recently purchased more property about 150 ft. away for more development in our small and fragile Harbour. Our small solar power community with rain water catchment systems wants only to leave footprints in the sand for future generations and protect the environment for all Bahamians, boaters, and visitors to enjoy. Please visit our website: http://www.savelittleharbour.org and facebook page: Save Little Harbour
    Help us convince the government and developers to do the Right Thing. Enough so called “progress” by developers has decimated the family islands.

  3. Thank you for making such an informative and accurate video. Little Harbour is fighting Anchor Project Spread. The Abaco Club has been an unsuccessful Anchor project since it began, going through several owners, never living up to its promises of more jobs, help for the local community of Cherokee. Now they have set their sights on Little Harbour and our sweet little community is fighting to keep our wildlife safe. This harbour is not big enough to a 44 slip marina – at $125,000 per slip and only if you are already a member ($75,000 membership fee) of the Abaco Club.
    Please help:
    Visit: SaveLittleHarbour.org or read more on Facebook under Save LIttle Harbour. We have a petition, and are collecting funds to help us fight this unwanted intrusion. We are told over and over that we have no power to stop this, to just go along, to accept what we can not stop. WE WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT!

  4. ali ball says:

    Southworth Development recently bought the Abaco Club at Winding Bay. They are the 4th owner in 10 years of this so-called Anchor Project. They came here straight from PGA Village Cat Island, which is yet another failed development.

    Winding Bay is already wrecked from an environmental point of view. Now they want to wreck Little Harbour too. Their members call this “an off-site experience”.

    When will Government realize this just isn’t working??

    Thanks for a great video!

  5. Tim says:

    This is well done and spot on! Mega resorts,especialy in the family islands are nothing but leading to destruction for geneations to come!The small scale resorts and operations with Bahamian emplyees have sustained Abacos cnemy ..thru many tough yeara..its an economic model that works and fairly distributes the wealth and jobs with minimal impact to natural balance.Mega resrts are horrible..simple as that!!

  6. Capt J Maler says:

    Please help…..the history and environmental impact of our island is also in jeopardy–Guana Cay, Abaco.

  7. Sam Wilson says:

    Small eco resorts are the best for the Bahamas…. Big money resorts only line in the pockets of the Politicians… And whats up with the 30 million Dollar FREE new Sports Stadium the Chinese gave you?? The new resort in Winding Bay must not go forward.. Ruining all the nearby homes and families that have been there and are eco and environmentally friendly… Just to make some millionaires a private club they will hardly ever be at…

  8. Jan Dennis says:

    Thank you for your excellent vimeo. We who spend time in the Bahama Family Islands, in my case, Little Harbour, Abaco, are heartbroken that yet another development plan is in the works. Our little harbour, which has been protected for years by the small off the grid community who lives here, has been threatened once again by a developer who wants to dump a 44 slip marina, 6,000 square foot parking lot, restaurant and all the accompanying congestion and pollution it will engender. We have appealed to Southworth Development Corporation to rethink this; we have appealed to the government, and we have appealed to Bahamian environmental agencies. We know Bahamians love these beautiful islands and cays. We don’t need to be “developed.” These developments, as presently conceived, will not improve the economy, and will certainly destroy more marine life, more reefs, more mangroves, and lose the appeal that attracts tourists now.

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