We want the farms at Richmond and we want the Quarry. There is no doubt that we can have both. The Environmental Impact Study would help us to decide how we can have both, and the actions we can take to mitigate against the negative effect on the environment. Our people are our greatest asset and we must consult with them and would, in all likelihood, come up with a workable solution.
At Buccament, we want the hotel development and we want our farmers to produce excellent crops on the floodplains of that Bay. To accomplish this, we may have to build the hotel on the unproductive rocky lands and leave the fertile flatlands for the farmers. We hope the hotel would utilize the crops from the farming.
We want the poor to have access to financial resources and develop healthy work habits. Instead of giving handouts, we can create jobs for them. It may be necessary to contract out this program to private entities. The success is measured by the number of persons returning to the productive sector and the number that would no longer need assistance.
We can keep animals and grow crops. The animals must be tied or fenced. The animal manure can be used to fertilize the crops.
We can have our Biggut Water but we can sell the excess.
We can acquire immunity without taking the vaccine. Those who take the vaccine will develop artificial immunity while those who come down with the virus and recover will develop a superior natural immunity. We can test the population to determine the level of immunity as indicated by the presence of antibodies.
Students can gain an excellent education in their neighborhood elementary and secondary schools. We do this by following the instructions of the teachers, diligently completing all assignments, reading the weekly newspapers, texts and other available materials on the topics under study, practicing questions, discussions with peers, writing a daily journal, and teaching someone else what was learned.
We can spare the rod without spoiling the child. We must have a lot of patience, mean what we say, set clear attainable boundaries.
We can balance our budget with the resources we have. It means using our talents to generate the needed income, spending judiciously, and living within our means.
We can have our beaches and share them with our visitors. We should protect all beaches, place washroom facilities at all of them. Hotels desiring to have private beaches may negotiate to rent them from communities for specific short-term periods.
We can maintain our integrity despite the corrupting forces around us. In so many other ways we can have our cake and eat it, we may have to negotiate with people and our environment.
Anthony Stewart, PhD