And Moved to New Location
The blockage of an easement way used to access the Mar de Tumbo beach south of San Pedro Town has raised concerns among many island residents. The easement separating two large resorts, Grand Colony Island Villas, and Banyan Bay Suites, was always thought to be public property when indeed it belonged to the properties. It has now been confirmed that the pathway has been fenced closed in order to merge the two properties which are under the same management. The local authorities are in support of the development slated for the area and according to Mayor Daniel Guerrero, the developer has agreed to work on another easement north of their property in order to offer an alternative route for the general public to access the beach.
The pathway served for years as an access way to the popular Mar de Tumbo beach. The easement was believed to be Government property and was freely accessed by the public until Friday, December 1st when construction workers were observed blocking the entrance with a tall zinc fence.
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