NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Royal Caribbean International has announced that it will hold an additional public consultation in conjunction with The Bahamas’ Department of Environmental Planning and Protection (DEPP) on June 8th to answer questions regarding its $100 million beach club development.
The company in a statement noted that now that it has received ‘approval in principle’ from the National Economic Council (NEC)—subject to appropriate environmental review—it is “eager” to address the environmental questions raised by the local community.
Further details regarding the public consultation meeting will be announced in the coming days.
Jay Schneider, Chief Product Innovation Officer, Royal Caribbean International, following a recent visit to Nassau, lauded Government’s strict environmental protection and planning policies. He acknowledged that questions already raised by the community would be addressed and that any discussions before NEC’s conditional approval would have been premature.
RCI said that once the public consultation period has closed in line with the DEPP process, Royal Caribbean will publish a detailed Environmental Management Plan (EMP) that outlines how the company will thoughtfully restore the long-neglected stretch of land on the western end of Paradise Island.