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Barbuda Ocean Club is intended to be 700 luxury villas for the super-rich, starting at US$3m each, along most of the whole of the south coast of Barbuda. Already started on Coco Point’s old lease there will be a ‘vibrant surf-side village’. At the other end on Palmetto’s old lease (plus more land given to them by an Antigua Labour Party controlled Barbuda Council) ) they want to develop as far as the protected Ramsar site – the beautiful Codrington Lagoon. They are planning a golf course, a sports park, an organic farm among other things. Although not a hotel we are told that instead of paying taxes direct to Barbuda or a fair rent we should understand their ‘philanthropic desire to help Barbudans’, through their own interpretation of a ‘community programme’ and the limited manual jobs attached to the project. This obsequious approach to investors is typical of the leadership style of the Prime Minster of Antigua who has also clearly demonstrated his contempt for Barbudans – including his own supporters – after Hurricane Irma. But money talks…

So the owners of the Barbuda Ocean Club – PLH (Peace, Love and Happiness)/Discovery Land Company – continue to meet strong opposition from local people as their contentious approach yet again brings unwanted conflict to the people of Barbuda.