Author: Doug (---.dsl.stlsmo.swbell.net)
Date: 04-01-05 09:38
I've been holding my peace on this thread, up to now. Having been on the island at a peak time when there was zero water pressure, I couldn't help wondering how these folks planned to provide water enough for this many guests to brush their teeth, much less showers and run a laundry to support a resort. Then there is the problem of what building and operating a business of that size would do to the heart and soul of Culebra's primary asset, it's draw as an eco-tourism destination. Runoff from large scale construction, both here and elsewhere, has not been controlled and the resulting plume of mud has done untold damage to coral reef, which had shown significant rebound in recent years, thanks to the efforts of concerned Culebrenses and environmental organizations.
Lastly, many have written about the logistics problems, trying to service the needs of Culebrenses and tourists on certain peak weekends; shortages of food, water, restaurant supplies and labor, and transportation. When I first laid eyes on CB, I couldn't believe my eyes. How was the fragile infrastructure of Culebra going to not collapse under its porcine weight?
I think the comments seen here may point to the answer. Darwin's laws may rule in the boardroom just as they do on the beaches at Resaca and Brava. Time will tell.