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Move motor racing from Pembroke area

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Fri, Feb 17, 2012

Editor: Please allow me a space in your paper to express my dissatisfaction with some of the slackness happening in this country. It’s bad enough when we have slackness going on, but when we condone it that’s what get to me.{{more}}

Can you imagine for the past couple years we, the residents of Cane Grove/Pembroke area, have had to put up with the disruption of our sleep and the noise at all ungodly hour in the night because a few spoiled so call elite/society young people want to have themselves some fun with their illegal racing at 11:30 pm through 2:00 am?

“Lo! And behold”, they are given permission to do it on Sunday, February 5, 2012, without any consideration to the residents of the area. The road had to be closed and an alternative route used, but what about those persons living between the racing area? Can you imagine the inconvenience of getting in and out?

It was well and good when hardly anyone was living in that area, but the area is now populated and most residents are retirees/elderly persons who return home for some long awaited peace and serenity. Are we saying to those who return, go back to where you came from or we don’t want you all here or just live with it?

Come on, those in authority, we are not supposed to give in to the desires of a few so called elite or society young people. The country is in trouble as it is. What appalls me the most is that all concerned with the racing are not even living in the area (except for one having business there), so it doesn’t affect them in any way.

What about our Tourism? The Buccament Bay Resort is at the bottom and tourists come for peace and the tranquility. Picture spending a good bit of money to come to the Resort, only to be disturbed by this noise during the night into the wee hours of the morning. That doesn’t say well for our Tourism at all.

I’m sure we can find some remote area for these guys to have their fun without disturbing so many others. I want those in authority to really think about the residents of the area before giving in to a few guys. Think about the effect it could have on tourism and the country as a whole.

Thanking you in advance, Resident of Cane Grove

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