Here is an updated collection of key documents from the Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign and of articles about the controversy. For inquires from the media, please contact us and we will quickly respond.
August 9, 2019 - Press Statement Urging Disney to Respond to Concerns of 40,000+ supporters
July 29, 2019 - Full-page Ad in The Tribune, Nassau
July 29, 2019 - Press Statement on the full-page ad in The Tribune, Nassau
July 15, 2019 - Launch of Last Chance Campaign Press Release - Waterkeeper Alliance
June 26, 2019 - Coalition Reply to Disney’s response from Dr. Penning on June 12th
June 12, 2019 - Disney’s response to May 4 letter on EIA adequacy from Dr. Mark Penning, VP. Wildlife, Science, and Environment
May 4, 2019 - Letter to Disney re adequacy of EIA on proposed cruise port - Bahamian Environmental Groups
May 4, 2019 - EIA Letter Press Release - Bahamian Environmental Groups
March 27, 2019 - Press Statement on “Reconsideration of Lighthouse Point Plans- Bahamian Environmental Groups
March 20, 2019 - Press Statement on Release.of the Heads of Agreement for proposed Lighthouse Point cruise ship port- Bahamian Environmental Groups
August 08, 2019
In a statement yesterday, environmental groups said Disney Cruise Line Island Development’s June 12letter was a dismissive response to the detailed letter sent by the groups on the inadequacy of Disney’s environmental review.
In that letter, Disney reiterated that the company will only move forward with the development if it could in an environmentally responsible manner.
Yesterday, environmentalists said Disney still hasn’t replied to the specific questions in the stop Disney- Last Chance campaign’s petition.
July 30, 2019
NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Environmentalists have again called on Disney Cruise Lines to select an alternative site for its development and cruise port and work with local stakeholders to find a “win-win” situation that would see the developers move the project from Lighthouse Beach in South Eleuthera.
The environmental groups have opposed the development and urged for the government and Disney to secure the site and come up with more sustainable economic opportunities for the communities in South Eleuthera.
July 29, 2019
The petition against the development of a Disney Cruise Lines port at Lighthouse Point, Eleuthera has garnered over 30,000 signatures.
The “Stop Disney - Last Chance for Lighthouse Point” campaign yesterday said this massive support is evidence of “growing global opposition” to Disney’s plans for the development of a “massive cruise port” at the iconic site located at the southern tip of Eleuthera.
July 29, 2019
NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Renowned Fort Lauderdale-based spearfishing company Headhunter has echoed the call of local and international environmentalists who have made a last-ditched effort to avert Disney’s Cruise Lines’ plans to develop the Lighthouse Point in South Eleuthera.
In an email blast to customers, Headhunter President Brad Thornbrough expressed grave concern about one of the “most beautiful places I have seen on this planet” being developed into a cruise ship terminal.
July 27, 2019
We've talked to Brooke Muggia, an environmental activist working to protect Lighthouse Point. Here's what you should know about the campaign...
Could you introduce yourself in a few words, and tell us more about your personal interest in the environment and the oceans?
My name is Brooke Muggia. I’m a mother of four, Co-Founder of ProjectMe, and an environmental activist. For the past 13 years, I have had the opportunity to travel to many environmentally-vital oceanic areas around the world…
July 16, 2019
In a last chance effort to persuade Disney Cruise Line (DCL) executives to rethink their controversial plan to develop a cruise port at Lighthouse Point, South Eleuthera, several environmentalists yesterday announced the launch of a new digital campaign against the project.
The campaign features a website called
“StopDisney.com”, which details their concerns and encourages supporters to sign their petition.
July 16, 2019
NASSAU, BAHAMAS – reEarth Executive Director Sam Duncombe said yesterday that the country must do all that it can stop Disney Cruise Lines Lighthouse Point development in South Eleuthera and encouraged the public to support the Waterkeepers Alliance’s latest digital campaign.
The alliance has partnered with local environmentalists, including re-Earth Bahamas, Save The Bays, the Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation and EARTHCARE to save “this unique natural site of extraordinary beauty treasured by generations of Bahamians and visitors from the U.S. and worldwide”.
Duncombe claimed that Disney has been ignoring the concerns of environmentalists.
“Lighthouse Point is supposed to have 1,800 acres of marine protected areas surrounding it,” she said.
July 16, 2019
The Waterkeeper Alliance has partnered with leading environmental groups in the country to launch a digital campaign in protest of Disney’s plans to construct a cruise ship port in South Eleuthera.
In a press statement yesterday, the organisation announced the launch of StopDisney.com, the focal point of the Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign, which seeks to persuade Disney to abandon its “controversial plans” to construct a “massive cruise ship port” in Eleuthera.
July 16, 2019
Leading environmental groups have gotten some serious backing in their continued push to persuade Disney Cruise Line Island Development from pursuing its multi-million dollar plans for Lighthouse Point in South Eleuthera.
Standing shoulder to shoulder with them is New York based organization Waterkeeper Alliance, which yesterday launched a new digital campaign – the focus of which is a new website, StopDisney.com.
June 13, 2019
On an island that boasts more than its fair share of beautiful beaches, there's a more-challenging-to-reach stretch of sand that warrants the extra effort.
About two hours south of the Glass Window Bridge, on Eleuthera's southernmost tip, Lighthouse Beach boasts the kind of island isolation featured in the most seductive screen savers.