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Friday, April 09, 2010

Retreat From The Beach: Is it the only option for Mullins Beach

Mullins Beach Winter Tourist Season 2009-2010

“But if it gets worse in the future my belief is that Government will have to consider some policy changes. For example the Chief Town Planner requires that on beaches that you have a 100 ft/30 m step back from the water mark for coastal development…my guess would be that we would have to retreat a little bit further.”

“People have started doing that already in some countries such as Cuba where they set back hotels on the coast 300 feet inland. Tourism is our business and we cannot afford every time a winter storm up north occurs for us to lose our hotels, if it continues to get worse we may have to seriously consider retreating inland in the future...” ___Dr. Lorna Inniss [Deputy Director of the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU)]

Cancun, Mexico Winter Tourist Season 2009-2010

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1 comment:

  1. Given all the demolition and reconstruction Dr. Inniss obviously foresees in the Great Retreat from the high watermark, and all the corruption that has gone on over the years in the CZMU, it should not be inappropriate to ask if Dr. Inniss and/or any of her close family or friends own or have shares in any of the construction companies likely to win contracts.