Minority view on Ramla (letters) - www.timesofmalta.com
Mary Attard Victoria.
Thursday, June 28, 2007

As a Gozitan, my first reaction to the Ramla development was one of dismay and shock, especially after hearing that 40 villas, a commercial tourist centre, apartments as well as local shops were to be built in this area. But I soon changed my tune as these turned out to be nothing but bare-faced lies, with the latest one being in the form of a petition sent via e-mail saying that the development will include transforming Ramla l-Hamra into a private beach!

After turning my attention to the Fact File on The Times and having seen the before and after pictures concerning this project, I have to say that I don't know where the whole fuss is coming from. The Fact File is very informative and amongst other things clearly states that development of the area is subject to certain conditions being complied with, including the landscaping of the area as well as the planting of a variety of mature trees. So yes, we are talking about one of the most beautiful natural beaches in Gozo, however if this is to remain untouched and still open to the public, then no, I don't understand nor agree with what seems to be the majority's opinion on this issue.

What I truly find curious though is the fact that all the complaints and grievances concerning this development are only being presented at this point in time and extraordinarily not when that foul edifice was first erected...in the 1970s!
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