Let good old common sense prevail
March 18, 2014
Letter writer Coty Outerbridge certainly hit the nail on the head. I couldn't agree more with him, the Island is too small for tourist cars on the road; there is chaos as it is. The suggestion that dredging of the shipping channels and increasing the size of the cut in St George's, is another area where common sense is not prevailing. The fact the country does not have any money and is deeply in debt, is beside the point. Can you imagine what will happen if we have two ships docking in St George's with 3,000 to 4,000 thousand passengers on each ship? With two mega ships in dockyard dropping off 9,000 to 10,000 people, not to mention the crews on board these ships, where are all the taxis, buses and ferries which will be required to move these people all around the Island? Our infra structure will not be able to handle these numbers. I am a strong believer in following what is allowed in Antarctica, where large ships are not permitted and only smaller ones with four to five hundred passengers sail into the area due to the cost to the environment.
To revert to Mr Outerbridge's comments concerning the quality of life for Bermudians, where are we going and where is the good old commonsense that used to prevail? Yes we need to move forward and live in the 21st century, but not at the expense of hordes of people at both ends of the Island all wanting to get to Horseshoe Beach or the other end of the Island. Don't sell our souls for the almighty dollar, there is more to life than that. To our politicians, let commonsense prevail!