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Resort boom ruined Negril

Published:Friday | April 1, 2016 | 4:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

As an ex-Mandeville resident who used to delight in the broad swathe of vacant beach that was Negril in 1967-8, and the solitary lobster shack, perhaps the caption for the photo accompanying the article 'The Negril breakwater controversy' (Gleaner, March 29, 2016) should have read: "Tourists walk along a badly developed, resort-encroached beach at Negril."

I suppose the delights of Treasure Beach have been trampled as well.

I am currently in Kiribati, doing coastal protection and seawalls. And, with any luck, a new 'Pattern of Islands'.

My regards to any survivors at the Mandeville Country Club or the Polo Club, who remember, Chris and Patti Brown.

CHRIS BROWN

chrisbrown.seabees@gmail.com