The death of Gozo: Killing the goose that laid the golden egg
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The shocking decision to allow a restaurant at Dwejra to be further developed could be the final nail in Gozo’s coffin, the island simply cannot continue to sustain such rampant and abusive development.
Indeed, sadly much of it has already been completely destroyed by the widespread greed and total lack of any enforcement which threatens our beloved island’s very existence.
The whole island is groaning under the weight of a sea of tables, chairs, sunbeds and parasols, nowhere is safe from this rapidly spreading disease that afflicts our entire island.
The prevailing motto seems to be “F***k You Jack, I’m Alright” and the total lack of enforcement from those who should be preventing this ongoing destruction of Gozo is a travesty of justice of the highest magnitude.
Visitors have always flocked to Gozo primarily for it’s beauty and quiet way of life, the very things which are being rapidly and aggressively destroyed for the short term monetary gain of the few.
This situation is being allowed to flourish by those who should be stopping such flagrant abuses, the majority of whom it seems, would rather turn a blind eye for their own short term political or financial gain.
We need to act now before it is too late, we must all stand up for what is right for Gozo, not what is right for our own political or monetary gain which is total moral bankruptcy.
Act now, or prepare for the forthcoming funeral of common decency, common sense and Gozo as it was and should be.
Photos: Left taken by Benjamin Metzger in 2012 and on the right summer in Marsalforn by Alain Salvary