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This petition has been created by Diana G. and may not represent the views of the Avaaz community.
The Executive Council of the Public Entity Bonaire (Openbaar Lichaam Bonaire)
We are concerned over the planned development to Bachelors Beach even though we admire and respect the design of our local
architect. What we are against is
that this development does not seem to take into account the interest of Bonaireans along with those of the resorts/tourism.
Bachelors Beach has always been a popular local beach. Every day there are 20 to 30 local and tourist cars
parked there. After the development,
this will no longer be
possible. Who will be restricted from the
beach by this planned reduction of parking?
The benefits to the local population must be protected and remain in
We are certainly not against a small, naturally focused facelift of Bachelors Beach. More shade-giving and beautifying
plants and reliable stairs to the sea are certainly much-needed improvements.
More cement we do not need, let’s keep it natural. Most other features
in the design seem to
all benefit the resorts and restrict the Bonaireans.
We suggest that such an amount of public money might
better be spent dividing a smaller portion on a limited Bachelor’s Beach project while putting the rest of the (majority)
monies toward making EEG Boulevard safe for residence, locals, and
We would like to hear from you regarding the current policy on public beaches and your plans for maintaining Bonaire’s natural beauty and culture.