|URGENT: NEW CRUISE SHIP THREAT FOR SOUTHERN BELIZE!!!!!|
Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) has asked
the Government of Belize for approval of a cruise port at Crawl Caye, an
island six miles east of the Placencia Peninsula and located in the
Southwater Marine Reserve, part of the Belize Barrier Reef World
Heritage Site - and surrounded by live corals.
By having a caye as a port, NCL can eliminate ALL independent tour
operators, and thus control every aspect of its operations in southern
Belize, including food, tours, entertainment and transportation.
But, since the Master Plan doesn't say what the proponents of this proposal want it to say (and those proponents include several government ministers and high-ranking executives), they now want to amend the Master Plan, which was developed specifically for the Belize government by international tourism experts. And, they want to amend it without ANY input from US!
What You Can Do
Regardless of whether you are a visitor to Belize or live here, let the
government and the media know what you think about this attempt to
forever change southern Belize -- its culture, its natural environment -
and the lives of those of us who live and raise our families here.
Following is the contact information you'll need: