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Caribbean beach gets protection from development

Caribbean beach gets protection from development
23 Dec 2013

One of the Caribbean's most gorgeous beaches is to retain its beauty after officials moved to protect it from development. 

Maho Bay, on the north side of the island of St John in the Virgin Islands, has been saved by the Trust for Public Land.

The 225-acre beach and the hillside above it have been added to the Virgin Islands National Park, which was created in 1956.

Commenting on the development, Will Rogers, president of the Trust for Public Land, said: 'The beach and hillside at Maho may well be paradise, and can now be enjoyed by everyone who comes to this wonderful park.' 

Gerald Singer, an expert on Caribbean beaches and author of St. John Beach Guide, added: 'This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean … and I'm happy to learn … it will remain undisturbed by private development.'

St John is part of the US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea, which lie close to the British Virgin Islands.ADNFCR-408-ID-801675508-ADNFCR

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