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Cruise Tourism Threatens Placencia:
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Cruise Tourism Meetings:

  • 5 October 2010:  Public discussion of cruise ships in Placencia Village sponsored by the Placencia Village Council, 6 PM, Basketball Court, Placencia Village
  • 22 October 2010:  Public consultation about cruise ship tourism in Placencia and southern Belize sponsored by the Belize Ministry of Tourism and Belize Tourism Board.  Placencia Village:  5-9 PM, Placencia Basketball Court. 
  • 29 November 2010:  Public consultation about cruise ship tourism in southern Belize sponsored by the Belize Ministry of Tourism and Belize Tourism Board.  Punta Gorda Town.  6:00 PM.  (Postponed due to Hurricane Richard - original date was 22 October 2010.)

Royal Caribbean's Concept Plan for Placencia Tourism Village for Cruise Ships

Petition Opposing Cruise Ships by Residents of Placencia Village eligible to vote in Village Council elections  (Note:  Census figures for Placencia have not yet been released, and voter registration is not required for village council elections.  Therefore, the only number to compare the petition results with are the number of people voting in the last Placencia Village Council election in 2010.  367 Placencia residents voted for Village Council Chairman in that election and 335 Placencia residents signed the petition opposing cruise ships in Placencia.)

19 February 2011:  The Belize Tourism Board says report by independent consultant on views about cruise ship tourism in Placencia, Seine Bight, Punta Gorda and other areas of southern Belize to be released in March 2011.

Independent Consultant's Study on Viability of Cruise Ships in Southern Belize (report commissioned by the Belize Tourism Board)