Once again the idea of an oil refinery in Dominica came under scrutiny. BBC Caribbean News (in brief) reports that the Dominica government defends the oil refinery and that the Dominica tourism sector has nothing to be worried about.
Our government believes that tourists will continue to visit Dominica, even if the oil refinery is constructed. But it is not so, a poll is being conducted over on Dominica-oil.com, and it clearly shows that foreigners will stop visiting Dominica as tourists destination.
Why? You ask yourself. We market Dominica as the Nature Island of the Caribbean but turn around and propose something that can destroy the only thing Dominica have over the other Caribbean Island – it’s untouched beauty.
I strongly believe that most Dominicans donâ€™t realize the dangers of an oil refinery and how it can destroy the livelihood of may Dominicans. Itâ€™s so unfortunate for Dominica Island. For example recently we posted an article about the poll which we are presently conducting on Dominica-oil.com. We only had 40 Dominicans participating in the poll, unlike the 400 Dominicans we got when we did the same poll for the Carnival Queen Contestant. Just goes to show that Dominicans just done care or they donâ€™t understand the dangers of an oil refinery.
Visit Dominica-oil.com to take part in the ongoing poll.