Sunday, August 23, 2009

Editorial: Protecting the environment to stabilise our future

Published on Friday, August 21, 2009
Cayman Net News

Generally speaking, over the years, politicians in the Cayman Islands have paid scant regard to and have not put sufficient emphasis on preserving either our national heritage or environment.

Indeed, it was only through the individual efforts of this publisher that the little that remains of historic Fort George in George Town was saved from the bulldozers back in the early 1970s.

And one only has to look at the eyesore that is the ‘Mount Trashmore’ garbage dump for proof that successive governments really haven’t cared about the environment or our quality of life in general.

The latest irresponsible pronouncement in such matters comes in the shape of last week’s statement by the Leader of Government Business, Hon McKeeva Bush, that there will be no environmental impact assessment (EIA) undertaken in respect of the proposed cruise ship berths at the George Town full story.

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