ORANJESTAD, St Eustatius -- The head of the Caribbean region’s tourism development agency has called for legislation to regulate the disposal of waste in Caribbean waters.
Delivering the keynote address at the opening of the 2nd Sustainable Conference in St Eustatius on Wednesday morning, Hugh Riley, the secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), said the Caribbean had a responsibility to protect and preserve its water resources.
The two day conference, organized by the St Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation with support from the CTO, has as its theme, Tourism and Water: Protecting Our Common Future.
Reflecting on the theme, Riley reminded delegates, including island governor Gerald Berkel and the commission of tourism, Carlyle Tearr, that water was at the core of the Caribbean’s efforts at sustainability and that it was important that the necessary policies be put in place to safeguard this vital resource.
“We must never forget that we in the Caribbean have a duty to create policies and to engender behaviors in our people and in our visitors, that will safeguard our water resources for future generations,” the CTO secretary general told the audience.
“We must practice sustainable water-use policies and observe appropriate waste-water management practices. We must not only enact, but also enforce legislation that regulates the proper disposal of waste in the waters that wash our shores, and we must severely punish all violators, because they endanger our health and jeopardize our children’s future,” he added.
Over the next two days delegates will debate a number of water-related issues, including who benefits from coastal management; the risks to wildlife and water along with the tourism opportunities that come with development; and water conservation in hospitality.
One of the biggest polluters in the whole of the Caribbean is the ULP government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
They pollute the airwaves by bombarding Vincentians with lies and more lies.
They have polluted the police force by allowing convicted criminals to be employed in the force.
They have polluted the judiciary by appointing people who are to close them and the party, who are willing to jump to their beck and call.
They have polluted the government ministries by employing thieves and children of known thieves.
They have polluted our Church ministries by bribing ministers with import and other tax goodies, in doing so shutting their mouth against much needed criticism.
They have polluted our agriculture by allowing disease and pestilence to take control, aided by their inaction and failure to properly fund the upkeep of best
They have polluted our beach's by continuing to allow the rape of the sand deposits, they themselves allowing government agencies to take beach sand and sell it.
They allow the pollution of the sea by allowing the spillage of whale blood in a pretended and false claim that it is an aboriginal right.
They are polluting the minds of our children and youth by filling them with Marxist crap.
They have polluted the whole of Vincentian society by telling lies to the people, and applying cruelty, spite and malice to all that oppose them.
They have polluted our citizenship by purposely and demonically dividing them along political lines and teaching them hate each other.
The very beautiful blue lagoon bay marina and natural harbour is seriously polluted by the government allowing their party members to dump their old boats in the facility, most of which are now sunk and a hazard to health, and a turn off of tourism.
The whole of commerce in SVG has been polluted by the failure to be able to talk to the PM without being belittled and scorned.
The freedom of the press and radio is polluted by the PM belittling and scorning journalists and owners.
They have polluted our women by allowing rape and sexual abuse to flourish and blossom.
Kingstown is polluted and sewage runs in the open roadside drainage channels.
Kingston harbour is polluted by the discharge of raw sewage into the sea by a pipeline.
The sea is polluted at Diamond by the discharge into the sea by slurry tanker wagons.
The garbage waste facility at Diamond is polluted by allowing car batteries, and all and any toxic waste to be disposed of into the land fill.
Then they have the audacity to claim that Mr Samuel 'Bigger Biggs' was a polluter and stopped his business without allowing him the opportunity to correct their allegations, polluting the 60 strong work force by throwing them all out of work, children and whole families left to starve.
SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES ULP GOVERNMENT, POLLUTERS OF THE HUMAN MIND AND THE CARIBBEAN.