A Meeting with Cuban & Dutch Experts, Dr. Ernesto Trista Barrera of Cuba and Ivo Huisman of the Dutch Company Van Oord [a leading International contractor specializing in dredging, marine engineering, and offshore projects], Negril Chamber of Commerce and Negril Stakeholders was held on Thursday, November 14, 2018 at the Skylark Resort, Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril. Negril Beach Nourishment was the topic of discussion. Many questions were asked and answered by Dr. Ernesto Trista Barrera of Cuba and Ivo Huisman of the Dutch Company Van Oord, a leading international contractor specializing in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects.
The main topic of discussion presented by Negril Chamber of Commerce President Daniel Grizzle was centered around Negril having severe beach erosion problems over the last 30 years. Daniel Grizzle stated, “we have finally decided that we needed to do something about it to protect our investment and Negril”. After consultations with several stakeholders it was decided that they wanted an environmentally friendly approach to the beach erosion problem. The meeting objective with Cuban and Dutch experts was to find out what could be achieved and how to restore Negril Beach with 30 meters of sand lost since 1970.
Please view the YouTube.com video linked below for details of Negril Stakeholder questions and answers by Dr. Ernesto Trista Barrera and Ivo Huisman at the meeting.