26 Sep
2020

CEO of DASPA advocates for city to be cleared of vagrants ahead cruise ship season

first_img 28 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Benoit Bardouille. Image via: GIS NewsThe Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority (DASPA) Bennoit Bardouille has added his voice to those calling to rid the city of eye sores for upcoming cruise season.Bardouille said vagrants and stray animals are among the major concerns for stakeholders in the sector.He said stakeholders also need to behave responsibly to ensure the survival of the sector. “Law enforcement officials, tourism officials, hair braiders, tour guides everyone much ensure that they do everything to make Dominica the best tourism destination. No visitor wants to be engaged in any disturbance during their holiday. So we need to ensure that the mentally challenged and disturbed people are not roaming the streets,” he explained.He says preparations are well on the way for the season which begins here next month. A total of two hundred calls are expected to be made this season, 16 percent less than last year. Meantime Bardouille says discussions are continuing with Management of Carnival Victory Cruise Lines for regular calls to Dominica.“Discussions are continuing. We will be soon meeting with the officials again. We are upbeat because of some of the new things we are seeking to introduce at the premiere sites. We agreed that Trafalgar Falls will be a premiere site. We think it will ensure that the ship continues to benefit. We are hopeful that we will bring more ships into Dominica,” he said.For twenty-one years Carnival Victory Cruise Lines made weekly calls to Dominica but announced last November it would not continue, reportedly due to economic reasons.The 2011/2012 cruise ship season officially opens next month. Dominica Vibes News LocalNews CEO of DASPA advocates for city to be cleared of vagrants ahead cruise ship season by: – September 21, 2011center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

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