Call to move tourism investments from the coast

SEA, SUN and sand have been key attractions for Caribbean tourism, but a regional development banker is hoping for the day when new tourism infrastructure moves away from the coastline.

Therese Turner-Jones, acting vice president, operations, at the Caribbean Development Bank says: “I think all of the new [tourism] plants that are coming up in the region, I’d like to see a policy that says no more building on the coastline, but each country has to come to that realisation themselves.”

She made the suggestion while participating in a webinar ahead of the Caribbean Infrastructure Forum in September.

Therese spoke to the coastlines and she wants to see no building on the coastlines, but some government is going to say that is where we are going to get our revenue, but the fact is with sea level rise that is a challenge,” Best said. (SC)

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