BARAHONA. - Lands adjacent to Bahia de las Aguilas, Pedernales (southwest), have been torched and cleaned by dozens of men, who aim to build houses or businesses in the place called La Cueva de Cabo Rojo, where according Radio Enriquillo reporter Rafael Beltré, some people have even measured lands to prepare for construction.
He said that apparently the people who live in La Cueva de Cabo Rojo, who are mostly fishermen, are being taken to the zone of Bahia de las Aguilas.
Beltré said that he and other reporters noticed the situation when they went to Bahia de las Aguilas on the part of the Environment Ministry, to liberate 200 turtles,.
He stated that the operation to liberate the turtles was headed by Jaragua National Park administrator Juan Rodriguez.
The journalist said that he fears this situation is taking place in the zone of Bahia de las Aguilas, causes a confrontation in the future between the Tourism and Environment authorities, and the occupants, when they attempt to evict them.
For his part, Rodriguez clarified that the areas being cleaned do not belong to the Jaragua park.
He added that in the entire zone there are large projects to develop tourism, where the construction of important hotels and other structures have been announced.