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Police in Jamaica are investigating the suspected theft of hundreds of tons of sand from a beach on the island's north coast.
It was discovered in July that 500 truck-loads had been removed outside a planned resort at Coral Spring beach.
The beach at Coral Springs, in Jamaica's northern parish of Trelawny, was 400 metres (1,300ft) of white sand. The 0.5-hectare strand was to form part a resort complex costing US$108m, but the theft of its most important feature has led to its developers putting their plans on hold.
Illegal sand mining is a problem in Jamaica; the tradition of people building their own homes here means there is a huge demand for the construction material. However, the large volume and the type of sand taken made suspicion point towards the hotel industry.
"I mean seriously how long would it take to move 500 truck loads of sand?
People would notice.It was probably never even delivered."
Originally posted by Kryties
My cousin and I were building a ramp over some stairs for my elderly grandmother and ran out of sand. We remembered there was some roadworks nearby so went to ask the roadies if we could grab some of their sand. They had gone home for the day so we just went ahead and took some sand and left a note saying we would make it up to them. The next morning we went out and bought a case of beer then took it to the roadies who were overjoyed!!
Of course this was is rural NSW, Australia, I would not expect to be able to do the same in the city.
I have no idea why I said all of this, the article reminded me of the 'good ol days' for a minute there