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Mega hotel expansion will spoil Negril

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The people and hoteliers of Negril and all Jamaica should be appalled by the announced expansion of

the Grand Lido hotel that appeared in the April 22 edition of The Gleaner. The plan includes a total of some 600 rooms, four storeys high.

An astounded Ann Hodges, president of the Jamaica Institute of Architects, is convinced that this project will further damage the beauty and environment of Negril.

As usual, NEPA, the National Environmental Pollution Agency, loves the idea of concrete-covered beaches and coastlines in exchange for a paltry 2,000 low-paying jobs.

The beaches and coastline of Negril are threatened by erosion and pollution. Such a small land area, with rooms four storeys high, will further destroy the beauty and tranquillity that was once Negril.