The Caribbean island of Mayreau could be split in two thanks to erosion

The Caribbean island of Mayreau could be split in two thanks to erosion

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The Caribbean island of Mayreau could be split in two thanks to erosion

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (IPS) — As a child growing up in Mayreau four decades ago, Filius “Philman” Ollivierre remembers a 70-foot-wide span of land, with the sea on either side that made the rest of the 1.5-square mile island one with Mount Carbuit.

But now, after years of erosion by the waves, he, and the other 300 or so persons living on Mayreau, are confronted with the real possibility that the sea will split their island in two, and destroy its world famous Salt Whistle Bay.

 

Read more: https://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/2018/11/11/the-caribbean-island-of-mayreau-could-be-split-in-two-thanks-to-erosion/

 

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