I hadn't seen the Lat 38 article--thanks! Interesting to note the California
connection amongst the developers.
This HUGE project
has been surfacing in the local and regional news for the last year or so. Interestingly, there was an almost identical news article about five years ago, with mostly the same players. Maybe it will actually get off the ground this time; they do sound serious.
I can see the Southeast Peninsula from my home here on Nevis
, and some unrelated development has begun in the last 12 months, mainly large private villas. There's a lot of talk and some press releases about several "five star" hotel
and marina projects here on Nevis
, too. All that's needed is some deep pockets to back them! Any takers?
Ex-pats who've lived here longer than I have are naturally skeptical. They've seen many such projects make a PR splash and then fizzle. They'll believe it when they see it. Doing a major development project
in the Caribbean
is quite a bit different than doing one back in the States. Did you ever read Herman Wouk's novel, "Don't Stop the Carnival"? It's hilarious, and a pretty good description of how things go down here. It was based on a real hotel
, the ruins of which still exist on one of the islands off Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas--Water Island, I think. Truth is stranger than fiction! You've heard of the Bermuda
Triangle? Well, the eastern Caribbean
is called "The Logic Free Zone".
It would be great to have a nice marina nearby, though! And the spot they've chosen, The Great Salt Pond, is marvelously protected from storms. I wonder if I'll be able to afford to keep my boat there for hurricane