Government has not done its duty to the public and instructed the Attorney General to bring an action in the High Court to protect access to
It has been used from time immemorial, in a West Indian sense, by members of the public. Section 138 of the Registered Land Act provides that peaceable, open and uninterrupted use of a private road for 20 years creates a prescriptive right. The old
The original public access to
Of course the road is not and probably never has been marked as a public road on any map. But, every Anguillian, particularly those from West End, remembers being able to access the Bay by vehicle along that road since vehicles came to
When Viceroy began construction, they blocked the original public road. With government’s permission, they provided alternative public access to
As of a week ago, Viceroy has begun denying the public access to this road to the beach. The road block, guard, and guard house is down the road, behind the grey SUV parked on the left in the photo below.
The only other possibility for accessing
Mango's car park
The Hon Belto Hughes, long-time campaigner for preserving public rights of way in the West End of Anguilla, cannot bring an action in the High Court to enforce the public right of way. The law says only the Attorney-General can bring a court action to protect a public right of way. The Hon Dr Wilhelm Bourne, A-G of
I feel bad for the children. They will never be able to enjoy what we once had.