Ruling paves way to develop most pristine Dominican beach
Santo Domingo.- A NationalDistrict judge on Tuesday declared null and void the demarcations within theparcels 215-B-3 of Enriquillo township, Barahona province (southwest), for beingpart of Jaragua National Park, which includes the seven miles of beach at Bahiade las Aguilas.
The ruling surmountsthe last major hurdle for the government to develop the pristine beach nearPedernales, a case that has been in the courts since 1997.
1st SuperiorLand Court Chamber judge Adela Torres de la Cruz ordered Barahona Titles Registryto cancel the claims derived from surveyor boundaries in that parcel, restoringthe validity of title No. 42 with the State´s property rights to 6,533 hectares.
The judge alsoordered the Regional Cadastral Directorate to revoke survey designations No.215-B-3,215-B-3-C, 215-B-3-D, 215-B-3-F, 215-B-3-G and 215-B-3-H, assigned to the plotscovered by the demarcation.
The court ruled forthe Justice Ministry´s request to annul the surveys and against the ownershipclaim filed by Ricardo, Eduardo Elias, Mauricio and Carolina Alicia GadalaMaria, as inheritors of Elias Gadala Maria.