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enough hotels in Jamaica

I beleive there are enought hotels, villas, cottages, etc. in Jamaica. There needs to be a island law stating the cutoff amt of hotels in Jamaica parishes. Greed can destroy this great paradise of an island. Some type of law needs to be implemented to limit anymore hotels built in Jamaica.

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1. Re: enough hotels in Jamaica

I totally agree.

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2. Re: enough hotels in Jamaica

I second that. As more mega-resorts are built with the profits filling the pockets of foreign investors, more smaller, locally owned resorts suffer with increased vacancies.

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3. Re: enough hotels in Jamaica

I have to disagree. I think the law should be that most of the money from the hotels goes back to the island and the people. This in itself would limit the number of hotels, but if it didn't, the people and island would benefit.

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4. Re: enough hotels in Jamaica

well the thing is.....there would not be the profit when all those rooms sit empty...which would be another excuse for why they cannot pay their employees decently...as their bottom line shows negative or minimal balances.

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Which means the market would dictate if any more should be built. Correct?

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agreed

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7. Re: enough hotels in Jamaica

Something needs to be done. The little guy is definitely feeling the squeeze more and more.

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8. Re: enough hotels in Jamaica

I would have loved to have seen the government of Jamaica step up and start taking ownership of the prime beachfront properties in Jamaica and ONLY lease it to foreign companies who want to come and build their mega resorts.

The money generated buy these leases could go to purchase more beachfront property and so on and so on...., and when the time came the profits could start to trickle their way down to average Jamaicans by providing social programs such as proper medical care, education and assistance for the disadvantaged.

I realize the resorts pay a business tax to the government of Jamaica to operate their establishments but the real estate that these properties sit on should have remained in Jamaican hands for Jamaica to use to better her position in the future.

If you visit Cuba you will see that that is the way it is done there. All the land that the big resorts sit on that line Varadero is owned by the Cuban government and the hotels owners/operators only have lease agreements.

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9. Re: enough hotels in Jamaica

Great suggestion Halfwaytree.

While researching an apartment purchase in Mexico...I discovered they have a law that prohibits any foreigner owning property 100 m from their borders or 50 m from the ocean. Yes people buy properties there ...but they are held 'in trust' with a Mexican bank etc.

I have sent Portia our development standards as I live in an upscale resort area.

IMO it's ok to take a hard line on development...they will come back to the table on your terms as they don't make more waterfront nor can you make more Jamaica. They want to be there so....make them anti up.

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