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Construction - Lessons from a faraway isle...


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS has reported that Chinese workers in a remote British dependency out in the Atlantic have literally shut the island down.

The workers are building a resort on the tiny (9 square kilometres) West Caicos island, formerly uninhabited but now the home of “the most exclusive Ritz Carlton community in the world”, according to the island’s web site.

Concerned at not being paid after the global financial crisis bankrupted the project, the workers held a dozen Israeli contractors, surrounding their living quarters, and shut the port.