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MDC told: “wake up to the real world”

Dear Reporter:
I have been watching the development in Little Bay from afar in the US. I’m home now for a few months and have visited the sites, the MDC offices and spoken to all involved. The new beach bars look fantastic and I hope they are a success.
BUT (a huge BUT).
Where did the team get their cruise ship advice from? A 2000 passenger ship docking on Montserrat? How are these visitors going to travel around our island? I asked the MDC; apparently half will travel by boat to Plymouth and half will travel by bus to Plymouth. They will then switch transport methods for the return journey.
Simple math here:
2000 = half by boat = 1000, half by road = 1000 – simple.
1000 by road, assuming a Maxi takes 8 people, means we require 125 Maxi Taxi’s. I repeat – 125 Maxi Taxi’s! Are these going to fit on our road every day without causing chaos? I heard a rumor there would be larger vehicles provided. 50 seat buses would still require 20 vehicles!
Come on MDC, wake up to the real world.
My family and I had dinner by Watermelon Cottage, and as you are probably aware, Trevor is a former cruise ship director yet he was never consulted. He for one thinks this is absurd and questions the advice the MDC has paid for. He tells us this for free.
How much has the MDC paid out for this flawed advice, why can they not see this is an absurd idea. I demand we see the transparency in the process and as this is a Government Department (company) they show us under the freedom of information act.
Marlon Lee

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A Moment with the Registrar of Lands

Dear Reporter:
I have been watching the development in Little Bay from afar in the US. I’m home now for a few months and have visited the sites, the MDC offices and spoken to all involved. The new beach bars look fantastic and I hope they are a success.
BUT (a huge BUT).
Where did the team get their cruise ship advice from? A 2000 passenger ship docking on Montserrat? How are these visitors going to travel around our island? I asked the MDC; apparently half will travel by boat to Plymouth and half will travel by bus to Plymouth. They will then switch transport methods for the return journey.
Simple math here:
2000 = half by boat = 1000, half by road = 1000 – simple.
1000 by road, assuming a Maxi takes 8 people, means we require 125 Maxi Taxi’s. I repeat – 125 Maxi Taxi’s! Are these going to fit on our road every day without causing chaos? I heard a rumor there would be larger vehicles provided. 50 seat buses would still require 20 vehicles!
Come on MDC, wake up to the real world.
My family and I had dinner by Watermelon Cottage, and as you are probably aware, Trevor is a former cruise ship director yet he was never consulted. He for one thinks this is absurd and questions the advice the MDC has paid for. He tells us this for free.
How much has the MDC paid out for this flawed advice, why can they not see this is an absurd idea. I demand we see the transparency in the process and as this is a Government Department (company) they show us under the freedom of information act.
Marlon Lee