by Larry Smith
After 40 years, there are signs that the Montagu shoreline could be in for some big improvements. But don't bet on it - the area has a long history of missed opportunities.
A parliamentary committee reported last week after a two-year study. And consultants working on the redevelopment of Nassau have also published their two-year-old recommendations for the Montagu area.
The two proposals conflict with each other. And there is no allocation in the current budget to implement the suggested changes anyway.
Once a fashionable resort, the Montagu today is a crowded recreational site for joggers, inner-city families, cookout vendors, sailing enthusiasts and boaters. But years of neglect and lack of planning have led to huge envronmental management problems.