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Briceno: Cayo Rosario Project should be abandoned

In yesterday’s newscast, we reported that the Cayo Rosario project has been downsized.  We also informed you that the Ambergris Caye Citizens for Sustainable Development will be seeking legal action in order to protect the Hol Chan Marine Reserve from damage that may come about as a result of the Cayo Rosario development project. Today, Love news asked the Leader of the Opposition, John Briceno if he thinks the project should be abandoned.

John Briceno, Opposition Leader: “Because it is in that area yes I can remember at one time when I was the Minister there were some people that were interested in that very same island and it was the very same present representative who brought it to my attention and I said ‘you know this is in the reserve and that we should protect it.’ I think there are a lot of birds that go on that island. It’s quite ironic that under the present area representative, under his government now that that has been issued out and they want to develop it. I think we need to take it back and we need to preserve it and keep it in that reserve for generations to come so all of us can enjoy that.”

Dr. Percival Cho, the Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of the Environment told the media that the project is being reviewed to address the concerns that have been brought to light.