1 day ago
Monday, October 18, 2010
A bit of a rant,, exsqueeze me.
Some of you may or may not know of my opposition to mega growth here on the peninsula.
There have been Disney sized resort complexes that have been approved for construction which could, if the developers have their way, bring tens of thousands of additional visitors to the area.
The GOB freely admits they are not keeping count of the number(of beds) they have already approved as they just keep approving each new one that lands on their desk.
Anyone with minimum ¼ brain capacity will see that the area’s attractions would be overwhelmed and ruined. People would spread the word that Placencia is now just an overcrowded tourist spot like everywhere else. People will start going to those places that are the same but much cheaper.
And we would be fucked.
This GOB is one of the most corrupt in the world and they obviously could not give a fuck less what the people want, they are being paid!
Enter Royal Caribbean cruise lines.
They think they want to bring cruise ships to Placencia. Right at the point, hundreds, maybe thousands of cruise sheeple getting on busses to the Jaguar preserve, boats to monkey river and laughingbird. Just to name a few.
It’s a fact that almost all the money made from this goes directly back to the cruise lines with a miniscule amount dripping back into the area. They use their own guides, build their own shops staffed with their own people, pay little or no tax. And yet the GOB is all for it?
You cannot tell me they have not been paid off, as with every other ridiculous project they give the green light to.
Fortunately for us, most of these overbearing projects that have been granted, have just dried up and blew away. Mostly for lack of funds.
But now we have Royal Caribbean who’s profits last year were 3 times as much as the country of Belize entire worth!!
What does that tell you?
We have a seriously corrupt government in bed with a mega corporation telling us cruise ships are a good thing.
Just who do you think is in their best interest? The villagers?
There is a big meeting Friday at the basketball court about this. Being put on by the cruise ship folks.
Notice we don’t even have a facility to do this, we have to stand around the basketball court.
I truly do believe they will be met with a hostile crowd.
I’ll let you know.
In the meantime, here is an exclusive, photo of the real Homer Simpson!
If the Bible has taught us nothing else - and it hasn't - it's that girls should stick to girls' sports, such as hot-oil wrestling and foxy-boxing.
Posted by Barnacle at 12:43 PM