Editorial: The environmentalists’ callPOSTED: 07/24/12 1:01 PM
Project Director and Public Relations Officer for Environmental Protection in the Caribbean Reuben Thompson continues to be vocal that the government must pay attention to preserving the environment and the country’s heritage. Though many want to give the government time to settle in, Thompson is pressing the government to take action on key issues right now.
One specific issue he mentions are RainForest Adventures’ plans for the Emilio Wilson Estate. The National Alliance leader William Marlin was staunchly against the project and signed on to a motion for the entire estate’s protection when he was still an MP, but since entering office he’s been as silent as tomb on the matter. The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Silveria Jacobs has also steered clear of the matter and has given no indication as yet whether she’s prioritizing the establishment of a monument council.
While many are happy to see Theo Heyliger’s United People’s Party ousted from government, one must ask how much tempo was and continues to be lost as the just over two month old government continues to find its way and decide what it will continue and what it will set aside if possible. One must also wonder what will happen as the days tick by that won’t be reversible once the government is fully ready to govern.