When Angostura Ltd. decided to develop Golden Grove and Buccoo
Estates in Tobago, we knew that we must find ways to improve
the quality of the natural environment and develop sustainable
solutions that would permanently reverse the negative effects
of prior development and mismanagement. Otherwise, we would not
receive permits to exploit opportunities that the property offered.
With this in mind, our company assembled a team of talented consultants
to devise a plan for the 272 hectare (673 acre) resort development.
They not only had to address the new effects of proposed developments
but also deal with the waste generated by existing communities
in the watershed area.
The stated objective was:
"That the development would be considered
the best Caribbean example where the needs of the natural environment
were integrated into that of the built development and which
fostered a relationship between both, that would sustain and
nurture the habitat indefinitely"