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The growth projections are partly hinged on the reopening of Buccament Bay Resort, which has been closed since December 2016. A sign warns beachgoers of the dangers of the crumbling foot bridge at Buccament Bay Resort. The access way had fallen into disrepair after the resort closed on Dec. 14, 2016. (iWN photo)

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Buccament bay resort transformed the landscape of the central leeward community that gave it its name in 2008. One side of the beach has the natural, black volcanic sand while the other has imported white sand, in keeping with the expectations of tourists. (iwn photo)
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A beggar hides in an attempt to avoid being photographed at the entrance to buccament bay resort on dec. 12, 2017. The welcome sign at the entrance to the resort has been removed since it closed on dec. 14, 2016. (iwn photo)
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Birds roost in a tree near the mouth of the buccament river at dusk on dec. 12, 2017. Villagers have complained that river defences built on the river side of the resort have resulted in more frequent and severe flooding in their community, on the far bank of the river. (iwn photo)
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A sign warns beachgoers of the dangers of the crumbling foot bridge at buccament bay resort. The access way had fallen into disrepair after the resort closed on dec. 14, 2016. (iwn photo)
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Women catch tri-tri, a local delicacy at the mouth of the buccament river, while children play on the resort side of the river on dec. 12, 2017. The traditional way of life continues in buccament a year after the resort, which had been operating since 2008, closed its door when the electricity company disconnected its connection,  weeks after workers took to protesting the non-payment of wages. (iwn photo)
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Security guards were the only occupants of buccament bay resort on dec. 12, 2017, as has been the case since the resort closed on dec. 14, 2016. (iwn photo)
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A rope demarcates the “public” and “private” sections of buccament bay, at which the resort has been closed for one year. (iwn photo)
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A man relaxes on a kayak on the resort side of buccament bay resort at dusk on dec. 12, 2017, two days to a year since the resort closed after it was disconnected from the electricity grid for non-payment of fees for services. (iwn photo)
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This beach bar at buccament bay resort was empty on dec. 12, 2017, as has been the case since the resort closed on dec. 14, 2017.   (iwn photo)
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A stray dog, once a problem for managers of buccament bay resort, roams freely on buccament bay on dec. 12, 2017, two days to a year since the resort closed amidst a myriad of problems, including the non-payment of workers’ wages, and its electricity bill. (iwn photo)
Dave Carol Ames
Britain born, naturalised -vincentian businessman, dave ames — seen here outside the high court in kingstown with his wife, carol, in june 2017 — remains a fugitive from justice in st. Vincent and the grenadines one year after buccament bay resort was closed and six months after he fled the country amidst tax evasion and theft charges against him. (iwn photo)
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Then-workers at buccament bay resort make their point during a protest over non-payment of wages on dec. 3, 2016. The protest was one of many during the weeks leading up to the closure of the resort. The former employees are yet to be paid. (iwn photo)

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