Unless you really don’t care about what’s going on in our small country, you must have surely heard of the restaurant being built right in the small parking area of Trou aux Biches public beach. Once again, we are here witnessing how the close people (commonly known as “petits copains”) and political agents to those in power are inheriting from public lands either for themselves or for setting up their own business while the rest of the population is getting deprived of the best public beaches of the island on top of the “transats” invasion on the beaches as well as those coastal lands being “gifted” to individuals or hotels (More on these in this post).
The FCL (Forum Citoyen Libres) as well as other persons are actively protesting against these practices and are at the same way creating an awareness by gathering the population in different areas of the country. In today’s gathering, several persons showed up but unfortunately not enough. On the other hand, the police was widely present on the field. Guys in uniforms as well as those special units who dressed up as civilians invaded Trou aux Biches.
Soon, public beaches will be scarce in the country unfortunately. As I read in one of those boards (“pancartes”) today, our beaches are the only free leisure we have in our country. But for how long?