Hoo-Ray.Cancun is the perfect place for multi-million dollar high rise hotels. I know some will disagree, but I feel more is not always better for AC. This is a good example of how the government thinking that a short term policy of getting as many tourists to Belize as they can will solve the problem without giving consideration to the long term effect and the damage over-developement will have to long range well being of AC. AC does not need more dredging to create beaches and channels cut thru the island to accomodate high rise hotels. It needs to work on providing for the residence and tourists that are currently there reliable power and water, medical care and roads that golf carts can be driven on and are not pot hole ridden from the damage done by the large trucks trying to keep up with current construction. The powers to be need to understand what it is that bring tourists to AC and have developement that is consistant with protecting and preserving that. The marine eco-system that AC is so fortunate to have has a limit on what it can support. There are only so many toliets that can be flushed, so many bags of garbage that can be handled and only so many outboard motors running in the pristine waters that the inviorment can handle before it has a negative impact. AC does not need more foreign owned corporations that put a stress on the inviorment and contribute nothing more that a few low paying service jobs. Most of the monies generated by these corporations never gets circulated in Belize. They import most of what they consume and the dollars from their packages are prepaid outside of Belize to foreign bank accounts. After all, why would anyone in their right mind want there mony in Belize banks? Well, enough of my rantings and ravings. I am sure this gives you enough of how I feel. AC still has so much potential. But, it needs not to be blinded by short term gains at the expense what is best in the long term. Lets hope patience and planing will win over short term greed.
[This message has been edited by bywarren (edited 03-08-2002).]