Official Rejects Sand-mining Resumption Proposal

“The Development Control Authority (DCA) fully recognizes the right of unfettered access to all beaches in Antigua and Barbuda by members of the general public. The DCA equally recognizes the disturbing problem of illegal sand mining at beaches across the state that is contributing to the erosion and destruction of several beaches. The DCA views the problem of sand mining as a national one that needs to be addressed with the greatest of urgency…” Captions source: Official Website for the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.
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