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“You would think that with an impending election, the Labour Party would want to make its position clear on issues of concern with the voters but this is not the case in Qala. The people have been calling on the mayor of Qala to make his position clear regarding the proposed marina development at Hondoq, but he seems to prefer to wrap his answers up in doublespeak.
When someone refuses to speak plainly, it, rightly or wrongly, gives the impression that they are hiding something, and the impression being given by the mayor at the moment is that he wants to make it sound as if Labour are opposed to the marina proposal in order to retain votes but that they are actually open to suggestions and may back the marina development.
It also appears that people writing on the subject have been threatened in some way and if that is the case it needs to be looked into further. Who exactly is applying pressure on people to retract their words, and what is it they are afraid of? It has been suggested that the mayor is concerned about his reputation but the position of mayor does not automatically come with a good reputation, like respect it is something that must be earned. He has also stated that he has no connection, professional or otherwise with the developers. Of course he has a connection, he is Labour’s representative in Qala and as such would be the first port of call for developers to discuss their development proposals for the area.
So Mr Mayor I again ask the question that everyone wants answered. What is Labour’s position regarding the proposal of a marina development at Hondoq with its associated hotel, restaurant, holiday villas and so on? Just to give you an idea, the residents of Qala are looking for an answer along the lines of, “The Labour Party is 100 per cent opposed to any form of unsustainable and speculative development at Hondoq, whether as a marina or a swimming lagoon, and will not change that stance no matter what else is proposed in conjunction with it. The people can be assured therefore that Labour backing such a project will never be forthcoming.”
That’s all the people want to hear as well as see in writing.”
James A. Tyrrell