Golf

Spot the Endangered Species

Spot the Endangered Species

December 7, 2022 at 1:51 pm

Raymond Plourde, senior wilderness coordinator with Nova Scotia’s Ecology Action Centre (EAC), has, as you might imagine, some thoughts on the advisability of situating golf courses in protected areas of ecological importance. We spoke by phone last week about Ben Cowan-Dewar and his partner Mike Keiser’s plans to turn partRead More

Defendants Answer ACOA’s Ben Eoin Lawsuit

Defendants Answer ACOA’s Ben Eoin Lawsuit

October 26, 2022 at 1:19 pm

I don’t know enough about golf to begin with an appropriate golf reference, so please insert whatever the golf equivalent of “catch-up football” is here, because that’s what I’m playing—I missed the Notice of Defence filed by the defendants in a lawsuit launched by the Atlantic Canadian Opportunities Agency (ACOA)Read More

Park and Golf?

Park and Golf?

October 26, 2022 at 1:17 pm

This time last year, I was writing multiple articles (see here and here and here) about golf magnate Ben Cowan-Dewar’s controversial new course on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. Cowan-Dewar and partner Mike Keiser have not even completed that course (Sports Illustrated says Cabot Saint Lucia is scheduled toRead More

Lot 52, Cabot Saint Lucia,  overlooking Cas En Bas Beach. (Asking price: $$1.5M USD)

Critics Have Cabot Saint Lucia Questions

February 16, 2022 at 12:15 pm

This week, I’m updating my Cabot Saint Lucia story with the reaction of critics of Ben Cowan-Dewar’s golf resort to the “unofficial” announcement that the Saint Lucian government planned to ensure beach access for locals and to cancel Cabot’s leases on coastal land known as the “Queen’s Chain.” As IRead More

Cabot in the Rough in Saint Lucia?

Cabot in the Rough in Saint Lucia?

February 9, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Has Ben Cowan-Dewar hit one into the cat box in Saint Lucia? What I’m saying, for those of you not as familiar with the old golf lingo as I am since I googled it 10 minutes ago, is: has Cowan-Dewar actually run into an obstacle on his way to turningRead More