Simply my 'opinion' - This is the sad reality of greed, a lack of morals and a careless attitude towards the environment. In these images (scroll) you'll see what is left of dock at @hiltonhotels @rwbimini. The dock was made up of many materials, including STYROFOAM which is now pouring relentlessly into the Bahamian waters of bimini and beyond. Nobody at present is attempting to clear/remove or retrieve this destructive material from our oceans where an abundance of sea life live, and seek refuge. The Hilton at Resorts World Bimini DESTROYED the natural mangroves and replaced them with a hotel complex, homes and dockage. For those that do not know mangroves are actually one of the best defense systems (both naturally and manmade) against storms, hurricanes, tornados etc. and by removing them Resorts World likely contributed towards the damage being felt on north Bimini right now. Bimini's north island was left powerless with no protection against #hurricaneirma which resulted in flooding/storm surge, excess debris, building damage and with a tornado easily passing through the tiny, low lying island it pulled apart local homes and businesses. Resorts World have already built a cruise ship terminal without any real planning permission destroying beautiful coral reefs without care. In addition they pile the giant cruise ship waste on this small island who already struggle to manage with their own trash for their minimal, resident population. To go on; Resorts World are also hoping to destroy/remove the last standing, fullest mangrove forest in Bimini, to build a golf course. If you're looking for a holiday or trip away research your hotel and make good decisions about what or who you're supporting!!
As Biminis' lagoon fills with styrofoam consider what the resident seaside has just experienced with a hurricane, and now they're dealing with pollutants and hard to break down materials such as plastics filling their homes. The people and creatures of Bimini, and our world deserve better, make informed decisions people and don't support reckless, selfish and inconsiderate organizations.
Images courtesy of Jenny Cook 📸
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