Thats crazy talk comparing Hol Chan to the football field/boardwalk project that we MUST have. As I recall it was just recently we spent big money on the seawall back there. I remember when we HAD to have a new pier in front of town. Of course just a few years later we change plans, That was millions as I recall between the two projects.
We MUST prioritize the needs of San Pedro and try accomplish each and not wander off from our path until our needs are met, I think the boardwalk project and North Ambergris road are lower priority than streets and sewers, 24 medical attention and adequate police staff to assure our town stays safe and peaceful as it is now.
Another very alarming aspect of this project is the shop locations that are to be included. Certainly the Town Board is not currently equipped to maintain or manage the units. One can only believe that the tenants will be selected by central government and pay rents to them. It will always be a political issue, who gets these shops, maintenance, etc..
Concerning mangrove destruction, it is against the law as are vehicles up north and it is a sad day for Belize and San Pedro when the elected officials believe that they should be able to ignore or change the law to suit their purposes. Until we actually take them to court to make them adhere to the law we will continue to be abused.
We the people are supposed to be governing ourselves through our elected representatives. When the elected representatives do not respond to the wishes of those they purport to represent there is often an unseen part of the picture. Rest assured this project is good for someone but probably very low priority for San Pedro.
It is my understanding that this is a loan that must be repaid. If that is the case I must say not only no but hell no.
All municipal and commercial projects should be on hold until we have an AGREED UPON master plan. This helter skelter type of development with everyone for himself is detracting from our environment and natural beauty which brings our guests here as well as proving itself unsustainable.