E-poll results show strong opposition to cruise tourism in Placencia
Still on the issue of cruise tourism, the chairman of the Placencia Village Council sat on the couch of Open Your Eyes this morning. According to Charles Leslie Jr., residents on the Placencia peninsula have learnt that investors friendly to Royal Caribbean cruise lines have acquired property in the area for the establishment of a cruise tourism village. Emotions are running high on this issue and our blog was overflowing today with comments on the merits and disadvantages of cruise ship tourism in the Placencia peninsula. When we checked our e-poll, seventy-one percent were dead set against the proposed plan while twenty-nine percent voted in favour. Lindsay Howard wrote in part that “Mass cruise ship tourism would destroy the hard won over night tourism that the area has so carefully built in the past twenty years.” The comments were interesting and informed and can be viewed on our website.