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I can attest that you do have strong ecological acumen and any environmental concerns you advocate I strongly support.The ecological ruination of Vigie must stop and its preservation must jump start-yesterday!
"...Further along the beach, closer to the cemetery, there is a much wider area...."--------------------------------------------------I have a feeling that this vendor's arcade is being built to serve passengers that are either leaving or entering the island; so why on earth would they put it next to the cemetery? Who gonna walk that far for a quick burger or a beer while waiting for a flight? Mr Devaux, it seems, wants to keep his Vigie prestine; he doesn't want it polluted by the common folks.
WOW, my exact thoughts, above!!No, he does not want peasants around his "country club" community.
I don't think it is about persons who live and own property at Vigie wanting to pollute the place with common folk..My gosh what is wrong with humans..I agree with your argument that the spot chosen is not the best. I don't see it as a Potential disaster but the Authorities need to move it closer to the Airport entrance where the beach is wider and where it will not disrupt the free flow of traffic. I agree what about the waste ? Is there going to be a holding tank ? Peter William Lang.
Increase the beach area right in front of the airport entrance by building reclaimed land.Rodney Bay marina is built that way.
that beach should be designated "touristic",and nothing but!Nobody travells to St.Lucia because they can get a teriffic beachside "roti", Wake-up children!
Yes i do, so go sleep.
It is sad that people cannot reason clearly enough to see Mr. Devaux's point. He is right. St Lucia is weaned on a culture called "Do it for a quick buck," and hardly does anyone give thought to the consequences of certain actions. Certainly, that idea is a total disaster! Construct the Arcade but by all means do it in another location! And Mr Anonymous, when a Lucian wants a quick beer and a burger they will go to Timbuktu to get it. That is not too far!
Given the size of St. Lucia from a land-mass perspective. It has a shockingly small amount of useable beach area. And what little area there is it is woefully missmanaged / miss-used. Someday you'll see the light and this "charade", opps!"arcade", will be dismantled and moved inland someplace. Vigie beach don't need no fried chicken bones in de water.
Mr. Deveaux says he's not against a vendors' arcade on the beach? Well, I am totally against it. The eye sores that are there now, should not have been placed there in the first place. Just plant almond and coconut trees on the beach and leave it alone. Let the vendors find another place to sell their fried chicken, roti and burgers. And what happens if the airport is shut down? What will these vendors do? Complain and cry that the closure of the airport killed their business and the government is unfair and heartless?
Mr Devaux is damned skippy right about the replacement of the "watering holes/restaurants" along the narrow part of the Vigie Beach. After all, he is a noted "conservationalist" and knows his bones. To the "Anonymouses at 4:15 AM and 7:47 AM ... your frilly ignorant slips are clearly visible!! In the first place, the erection of these unsightly restaurants should NEVER have been encouraged to be set up. The entire Vigie Airport establishment should be upgraded with proper restaurants for patrons, staff and taxi drivers; adequate parking facilities; check in facilities, etc. However, for over 20 years, there has been talk of closing Vigie Airport - maybe THAT is what should happen together with moving the "restauranteurs" - one cannot go wrong with a refreshment stand. They are everywhere!
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