Who Has Been Releasing The Sluice Gate At The Worst Possible Times?
We’d like to hear from the folks at the Ministry of the Environment (or Minister Liz Thompson), the Ministry of Public Works and the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary as to what is going on with the release of pond water through the sluice gate during prime beach-going time. This is a recent change from the normal routines and if you didn’t know better you’d think that someone was trying their best to create as much trouble and ill-will as possible.
There was an article in the Nation News today that documents the problem but provides no answers. (link here)
Did The Environment Ministry Refuse Funds To Upgrade The Graeme Hall Sluice Gate?
We also heard a story that the Ministry of the Environment under Minister Liz Thompson was approached by the folks at the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary some time ago with an offer of funding to upgrade the sluice gate that regulates the waterflow from the mangrove watershed to the sea. As the story goes, the offer was refused or ignored – once again by a government that would rather see AIDS & cancer patients without a hospice rather than accept assistance from Canadian philanthropist and nature sanctuary benefactor Peter Allard.
So let’s hear from someone at the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary or anyone who knows…
a/ Why is the mangrove watershed flow now being released at prime sea bath times?
b/ Did the government refuse or ignore an offer of funds from philanthropist Peter Allard to upgrade the sluice gate at the Graeme Hall mangrove watershed?