The money for the Marriott and the airport expansion should be expended on the sea defences

Dear Editor,
The great flood of 2005 signalled that Guyana was not ready for disasters of that type and since then the effects of the raging Atlantic Ocean on the eastern corridor of Georgetown have seen thousands of residents and businessmen suffering with absolutely no positive action being proffered by the relevant authorities to address this critical issue.

We, the residents of the eastern corridor of Georgetown would be extremely grateful if the skills and funds expended on the Marriott Hotel and the airport expansion project, be diverted to rectify the current deficiencies of our sea defences as our entire capital city will soon be seriously affected.

Overtopping of the existing seawall is now becoming a norm and relocating the occupants of this zone certainly cannot be an option.
Yours faithfully,
Alex Edwards

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