Tortuga 2007

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Lot Bo, you have a very good point about preserving the character of the place.

I like this site because we can exchange ideas and respect each others opinion.

I know that President Preval is very busy and may not even be aware that this site even exist.

Nevertheless, I do pray that he will some day read the blogs on this site and implement some of our ideas.

I think the ideas that we share here are solutions to the Haitian dilemma.

As I said before and I will reiterate; we do own 5 islands.

Perhaps, we can come up with a mix of mega resorts and tranquil paradise.

Of course, us investors are primarily interested in profit but for me it is my pirate's heart that belongs to Haiti.

If a place like Tortuga is developed, our goverment will make money (provided that we are not corrupted) through land leasing, exices taxes, property taxes, import/export dues, Port/Airport fees, touris card fee, hotel fees, taxes on what the tourist buy. In addition, the development would create employment.

There are so many ways we can make money that it will bless the rest of Haiti.

I do not know how in the world that we did not think of this. We have the resources in our hands but we are not using them. We should look at the Dominican Republic as a model.

They allowed foreign investors to come in to develop the place.

I do not agree on how they treat us Haitians there but they have to a certain extent succeeded in making their country better.

Greg, August 21 2007, 2:21 PM


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That is true that some tourists are looking for an unspoil beach different from a popular destination like Paradise... read more >
Greg, 21-Aug-07 12:17 am
Thanks for your post about L'Ile de la Tortue (Tortuga). We haitians abroad would like to visit our country, but the... read more >
Loulou, 21-Aug-07 12:43 am
Yes, I understand your position, and lots of money could be brought in to help the poor, if that's where it is spent... read more >
Lot Bo, 21-Aug-07 1:40 pm
Lot Bo, you have a very good point about preserving the character of the place. I like this site because we can... read more >
Greg, 21-Aug-07 2:21 pm
You have the right idea. We need to start focusing on ways of developing Haiti ourselves. We have enough well educated... read more >
Charles St Clair, 22-Aug-07 12:54 am
I hate to be pessimistic but, if you go through the archives on this site, you will notice that many people have... read more >
Max Johnson Fgb, 23-Aug-07 10:50 am
Wow! This is very good. I am so happy that I have discovered this blog. I am learning so much from all of you. For... read more >
Greg, 23-Aug-07 3:16 pm
in 1970 8 friends form Texas, miost of them graduates of Baylor University, bought a 99 year lease on Tortuga. It had... read more >
Rod, 23-Apr-08 6:51 am
Thank God Shell Corporation the most vicious exploiter of third world countries dropped out and left our pristine... read more >
Lionne, 23-Apr-08 11:50 am
We are an investment group operating primarily in the caribbean. Currently in Haiti, we have a project that is moving... read more >
Greg Peters, 23-Apr-08 12:58 pm
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