Hawar Islands, the group of islands to the south of us that this country has gone to war for, both morally and physically as well as through the International Court of Justice which we have eventually won, is about to be declared for nought.
A group of money-men are about to rape the islands destroying its natural status and the king’s declared vision and goal to keep it serene for future generations of Bahrainis to enjoy and for the world to be kept as a natural reserve.
A “master plan” has been hatched that will throw all of these mundane and honourable thoughts to the four winds. It is much more important to build yet another resort without any regard for the environment. An airport will be built that will be situated right in the path of hundreds of thousands of migrating birds, with all safety consideration for passengers and birds disregarded.
That is not to mention the untold damage that will bring to one of the last remaining bastions of dugong populations in the world, as well as a natural place for the migrating Osprey eagles to breed, coming from as far away as Scotland for the privilege.
Hawar was not saved for us just to be raped. Gulf Finance House, the megalith behind such projects as the Bahrain Financial Harbour should remove its hands completely from Hawar Islands, the same goes for any other “developer” who will systematically destroy what is left of our environment for handfuls of cash.
Hands OFF Hawar, GFH and its henchmen are not welcome there. Leave at least Hawar as a reserve for our children