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Aug 25, 2010

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.


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4 Responses for “E-poll results show strong opposition to cruise tourism in Placencia”

  1. Earl Grey says:

    ONE “SAN PEDRO” is ENOUGH!!!!!

  2. jesse says:

    Whats sad in the whole country of belize is that belizeans dont decide or vote on what happens in their local towns,villages-here in the USA villages,towns,etc are run by local recidents,they are the ones who vote a yes or no on issues that affect them..and that how it should be..belmopan should run belmopan,belize city runs the city,cayo runs cayo,get my point?thats how a free country runs it self,belize a free country?

  3. Tyadia says:

    Someone, correct me if I’m wrong:

    But Jesse, we do have village councils that have a say in the matter.

    If the village council with the support of the locals do not approve, then the decision to follow through with the plans to accommodate Royal Caribbean small cruise lines in Placencia will NOT happen.

    Let’s see if our democracy is functioning. This will be the great test. The last time I checked, Belize is a free democracy.

  4. Antoinette Miller says:

    very strong NO

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