A ‘RED LETTER DAY’ FOR SAVE CAMERHOGNE PARK COMMITTEE

Written by on January 31, 2018

Aerial view of Camerhogne Park.  Click on image to enlarge

The Save the Camerhogne Park Committee is describing today, January 31, 2018, as a Red-Letter day for the movement since it’s the day on which they are challenging all political parties and independent candidates planning to contest the up-coming General Elections to sign on the dotted line, affirming their commitment to the preservation of Camerhogne Park for future generations.

According to Chairman of the  Save Camerhogne Park Committee, Jude Bernard, “We have gone to great pains to ensure that all political parties and independent candidates have been furnished copies of, first, the draft, and then, the Final version of the Resolution, and we have issued constant and timely reminders (both verbal and written).  And while, unfortunately, we are unable to say that we have received commitment from all concerned, we are confident that support for the cause is over-whelming and we do not want to pre-empt the outcome of today’s event.”

Camerhogne Park, which represents the last remaining green belt access to Grand Anse Beach, was constructed 25 years, with funding from USAID and assistance from the OAS for the purpose of providing residents with beach frontage access, parking, picnic and leisure facilities as well as shower, change and toilet facilities; while at the same time protecting the Grand Anse beach from over-development and the negative effects of climate change.

Mr. Bernard, once again referred to the results of a national survey conducted in July/August 2016 which showed that 86% of all Grenadians (irrespective age, gender, parish of residence, Educational level or political affiliation) emphatically stated that they wanted Camerhogne Park preserved for its current use and not sold or given up for any hotel development — and expressed the hope that the wishes of the Grenadian people will be respected by all those seeking public office.

The actual signing ceremony takes place between 12.00 noon and 1.00 pm today and both the public and media are expected to turn out to witness what Mr. Bernard described as “an auspicious occasion for all patriotic Grenadians.”

Mr. Bernard also reiterated a point made last December when he indicated that the long term vision of this committee is not just to protect the park but to seek assistance to refurbish and enhance it; and mentioned that contacts have already been established with a number of organizations and individuals (local and overseas) who have given their commitment to supporting the enhancement of the park, once its future I made less uncertain.


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