I can only shake my head at the comments suggesting that a bridge should be built across Kingston Harbour and/or the road further widened to accommodate the holding of parties on the Palisadoes Strip.
(I also take a moment to remember that one of the justifications for the completed widening of the Palisadoes Road was to deal with increased traffic…)
So here’s a situation where the #NightEconomy caused immense economic damage – I hope someone works out what it cost, and I hope that bill is presented to the promoters, whoever they are. I also hope an enterprising journalist finds out who was involved, not only in holding the event, but in giving it a permit and in failing so spectacularly to manage the traffic.
I know the search is on to find suitable places for parties, which are remote from residential areas and with adequate parking. I gather Seventh Harbour has more than adequate parking – the problem was caused by the usual reckless and thoughtless conduct by motorists and inadequate traffic management. Finding venues for the #NightEconomy is only part of the solution – if there is no adherence to relevant laws, including the Noise Abatement Act, what happened last night will happen again, perhaps with even more serious consequences.
#Sandz 2018 shows the vast gap between what we say we do and what we actually do.