Nygard Cay, New Providence Island
Judicial Review, Harassment - 2016
As a result of their efforts to stop illegal and environmentally damaging building and dredging works at Nygard Cay, a number of STB’s directors were harassed, intimidated and threatened with violence by individuals connected with the developer. We brought proceedings in order to ensure their safety and to stop a campaign of intimidation aimed at preventing others from fighting to save the environment in The Bahamas.
A decision is pending in the case. Meanwhile, spurred by the inaction of the local authorities who failed to do anything to protect the victims despite numerous complaints, STB members filed for and were awarded a judgement by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which ordered the Bahamas government to protect STB members.