The Cayman Islands' Half Moon Bay is one of the most breathtaking underwater landscapes in the world. The bay's sheltered waters are home to a kaleidoscopic array of rare marine life, making it a prime site for visitors and locals alike. Now, private developers are threatening to destroy it to make way for an economically unnecessary modern seaport.
The proposed seaport will decimate the Islands' East End area, razing seven healthy coral reefs and endangering several more.
Grand Cayman currently relies upon East End for all of its fresh water and much of its agricultural produce. The introduction of large-scale heavy industry into such a delicate ecosystem would cause irrevocable damage to both marine life and these natural resources.
Tell Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush that permanently wrecking the East End is an economically and environmentally unsustainable action.
I am writing to urge you to revoke your approval of private developer Joseph Imparato's proposal to construct a modern seaport in the East End of Grand Cayman.
Such a seaport would effectively destroy the irreplaceable natural beauty of Half Moon Bay, which is home to some of the world's most popular dive sites. Moreover, it would also risk the fresh water and agricultural production on which Grand Cayman has come to rely. The introduction of large-scale heavy industry into such a delicate ecosystem would cause irrevocable damage to both the environment and these renewable resources.
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The recent redevelopment of the George Town seaport means that an East End construction project is not only ecologically irresponsible; it is economically unnecessary. Please reconsider your plan to permanently devastate the East End and Half Moon Bay.
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