Why is tourism enough for us?

first_imgI have to admit that I don’t normally write essays and reviews. However, I have to comment on this topic, prompted by a statement that reads something like this: “For developed countries, tourism is a dessert, and for Croatia it is an appetizer, main course and dessert.”These and similar statements perfectly depict domestic public opinion, which suggests that the high share of the tourism sector in the structure of the economy is a negative phenomenon, because, according to them, tourism is a short-lived phenomenon that stands on glass legs. This opinion is one of the main obstacles to making the most of the tourist potential we have. It is at the heart of the reluctance to build new and improve existing infrastructure.Tourism is the futureIn addition to all its natural and cultural beauties, Croatia has the largest and richest emitting market in the world, only a few hours’ drive away. There are tens of thousands of private renters, and the emitting market numbers over 500 million people. According to some calculations, for every Croat who has his own accommodation unit, there are over 5000 potential guests.Tourism is an invisible export in which we sell products and services to citizens of other countries and receive huge amounts of foreign currency, for which we do not have to pay for transportation. If the earnings from tourism were included in the foreign trade of the Republic of Croatia, exports would be far higher than imports.Tourism encourages other industries. For example, for whom builders would build so many facilities without tourism, to whom electricians would install installations, to whom winemakers would place wines and to whom fishermen would place their fish… Existing facilities of satisfactory quality are usually filled before the new year. I guess if there were twice as many of these facilities, they would all be full by the summer.Tourism is on glass legsTourism is on glass legs, it is sensitive to various instabilities. We fear major economic crises, wars, terrorism… Isn’t every industry vulnerable to the same threats? Isn’t the vast majority of the economy of southern Germany based on the automobile industry. And what if the world runs out of oil – the Germans might fear. Therefore, when a crisis occurs, not only tourism suffers, but all other economic sectors as well. After all, every crisis passes, and tourism always continues to live, because travel and vacation are the basic needs of modern man. Those who doubt the sustainability of tourism can study the example of the Cote d’Azur, which has been “living off tourism” for over a century and has not tended to decline.Many see the problem in the seasonality of tourism. I would ask them: Is selling strawberries a seasonal or year-round business? Doesn’t every industry depend on occasional demand, isn’t the whole economy in some way seasonal? As long as the tourism sector brings in enough money, its seasonality is the least of the problems. Of course, it is desirable to extend and relieve the main tourist season and improve public infrastructure.Let’s not put all the eggs in the same basketI agree, those old people were wise. But the question arises “Where do we get the other baskets?” – How can we buy them if there are not enough eggs in the first one. We often hear how other industries need to develop. How? By what means? – From what will the state support and finance the development of these industries? Only income from tourism can encourage everything else. There is no need to invent hot water, the natural basis we got offers great potential for the development of the whole country through tourism. Not taking advantage of that opportunity would be more or less like someone giving you a big industrial production plant and you saying, “I wouldn’t, thank you.”People will always travel, probably even more in the future because travel is no longer a luxury but a basic human need of modern times.In the end, of course, tourism alone is not enough for us, and it is absurd to talk about it at all. What is important is that tourism is our most promising sector that can and should be the driving force for the development of the entire economy in the future.No, it’s no dessert, it’s our reality and the sooner we figure it out, the better it will be for us.Published by: Toni Vukusic[ GLASNO RAZMIŠLJANJE ] Dvije glave su uvijek pametnije od jedne, te ovim putem pozivamo sve da se uključe svojim glasnim razmišljanjem, stručnim mišljenjem, drugačijem pogledu na određenu problematiku i izazove, pozitivnim primjerom itd… jer jedino konstruktivnom i argumentiranom raspravom  možemo rasti i razvijati se kao pojedinci i kao struka. / [email protected]last_img read more

Magistrate denies four men bail for gun related charges

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Magistrate denies four men bail for gun related charges by: – December 23, 2011 Alton Eusebe of La PlaineFour men will spend another week at the State’s Prison as their application for bail was denied by Chief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste. Twenty-six years old Alton Eusebe of La Plaine, Twenty-one years old Sharmane Peter of Goodwill, Twenty-five years old Marvin Roberts of Mahaut and twenty-six years old Mandella Gordon of Goodwill were on Friday jointly charged for six charges related to possession of firearm and controlled drug.The charges read to the accused men by the Clerk of Court were for; possession of certain ammunition namely eleven live rounds of twelve gauge ammunition without being the holder of a valid license, possession of a prohibited weapon namely one sawed off twelve gauge shotgun, possession of eleven rounds of ammunition in a public place, possession of a twelve gauge shotgun without a valid license, possession of a controlled drug namely Cannabis and one twelve gauge shotgun in public place.Sharmane Peter of GoodwillMandella Gordon pleaded guilty to possession of the 12 gauge shot gun and possession of a prohibited weapon without a valid license while Alton Eusebe pleaded guilty to possession of Cannabis.Police Prosecutor Inspector Claude Weekes told Magistrate Baptiste that while he is aware of the presumption of innocence until proven guilty and that bail is merely the assurance of the accused attendance at Court, based on the nature and severity of the offenses as well as the severity of the punishment if they are convicted, the prosecution strongly opposes that the accused be granted bail.He argued further that the police officers are still conducting their investigations with a view to recover more firearms and the accused men are persons of interest in these investigations. He also explained that the prosecution fears that if the accused men are granted bail that “they could interfere with, derail or shatter the police efforts to recover the firearms which are in circulation”.Marvin Roberts of MahautInspector Weekes impressed upon the Court how lethal these firearms are and the duty of the police to remove them from circulation. Although he admitted that he could not divulge all the facts in the matter which are in his possession, he recommended to the Court that bail be denied as a matter of national security so as to prevent the accused from interfering with the police investigations or intimidating any witnesses.Mr. David Bruney who represented Alton Eusebe and Marvin Roberts told the Court that his clients had been in custody since Sunday and that the police did their job, that one man pleaded guilty to the possession of firearm and another to the possession of controlled drug and the prosecution’s objective for denying bail was to keep his clients incarcerated during the Christmas holidays.He further argued that the prosecutor had not presented sufficient evidence to convince the Court that his clients should be denied bail. He said, “Their absence from the public will not lead you to the firearms and the day that we deny people bail without sufficient evidence is the day the justice system breaks down.” He told the Court that the prosecutor could have suggested a curfew be imposed upon his clients and they be instructed not to interfere with the witnesses.Mandella Gordon of GoodwillMeantime Defense Counsel Wayne Norde who represented Sharmane Peter told the Court that he wishes to “echo” Mr Bruney’s arguments and point out that the accused are before the Court on specific charges not speculative charges.Chief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste told the accused that her decision is to deny them bail so as to allow the investigating officers “extra days “to carry out their investigations into the matter.They have been remanded at the Dominica State’s Prison until the 30th of December, 2011 when their bail application will be revisited.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img 328 Views   one comment Share Tweetlast_img read more

Warren Creavalle to miss Guyana’s Gold Cup run

first_img– MLS/ Philadelphia Union midfield player broke his foot in trainingWHILE the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) remains tight-lipped, Philadelphia Union head Coach Jim Curtin announced yesterday that midfielder Warren Creavalle will miss Guyana’s 2019 Gold Cup run after breaking his foot in training.According to Curtin, he will miss playing for the next two to four weeks due to the injury.Creavalle, now in his fifth season with the Major League Soccer (MLS) club, was called up by Guyana but broke a bone in his foot soon after arriving with the national team.He was a key piece in Guyana’s run to its first-ever Gold Cup appearance this year, but now the midfielder will remain with the Union as he rehabs from his injury. Creavalle has made six appearances, including two starts, thus far for the Union in 2019.The GFF is yet to officially announce his replacement on the 23-man roster, but Brandon Beresford was called in and started during the Golden Jaguars’ 1 – 3 defeat to Haiti in their final International Friendly before heading off to their camp in Minneapolis.Guyana opens its 2019 Gold Cup campaign against the United States on June 18 in Minneapolis.last_img read more