Bimini Blue Coalition Ltd v Prime Minister of The Bahamas and others

Bahamas – Injunction. The action concerned the construction of a cruise ship terminal and dock off the island of North Bimini and the creation of a 4.5 acre island offshore, using material dredged from the sea. The claimant company, formed by residents of the island, sought to prevent the development, which it believed would cause severe environmental damage. The Court of Appeal dismissed, by a majority, the claimant's appeal from a judge's decision to set aside an injunction to restrain the dredging of the sea, which had been granted to the claimant by the Board of the Privy Council. The Privy Council, in dismissing the claimant's appeal, held that, on the facts, there had been no error of law or perversity of fact in the judge's decision and the Court of Appeal had been right to uphold it.

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