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Giant Step Backward

Giant Step Backward

Date: February 18 th, 2020 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Minister Rambharat’s stoppage of the stage in the sea at Maracas Beach is commendable but does it go far enough to address public safety and the right to co-exist on a recreational public space? The fete is still being permitted on the Beach. Keith Sobion, Machel Montano and Kees Dieffenthaller are commended for […]

Nine years and 265M Later -is Maracas Beach a National Disgrace?

Nine years and 265M Later -is Maracas Beach a National Disgrace?

Date: September 2nd 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, The Institute of Marine Affairs published the 2016 “State of the Marine Environment Report” which revealed that Maracas Beach had a “very poor” bathing quality rating due to sewage contamination. What is being done to address the seepage of pit latrines? The 1067 residents defecate on average 1067 loads per day, and they don’t […]

How will Dr Rowley attract the Chinese Tourists?

How will Dr Rowley attract the Chinese Tourists?

Date: June 1st, 2018 Dear Editor/Newsroom, Twenty years ago Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) began representing Maracas Beach shark and bake vendors. The problems then were never sufficiently addressed but instead have gotten worse. Facilities mismanagement, dilapidation, congestion and traffic, poor distribution of customers, and of course the relentless TIDCO sewage and its resulting public health risks. Today, […]