Letter to the Editor: D. Crumpton responds to our April 30th Editorial

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Letters-to-the-EditorOne of the many comments on the SPSUN Facebook page in response to our April 30th Editorial: Knock Knock…Does Anybody Care?

Over 5 years ago we visited and fell in love with the island. In 2 days of landing on the island I purchased my first beach front property. Within 4 months purchased my condo. Since then the island beauty has gone downhill. Crime has more than gotten worse. Property values have not really increased. In 5 years I purchased another condo. I’ve told all my friends. Bragged about my piece of paradise. Couldn’t wait to retire there.
5 years later with the trash, crime, murders, traffic. We have started looking at other islands. Just visited Roatan. It was beautiful, had real grocery stores with decent prices. No trash, low crime (on the island), friendly locals and beautiful beaches. I looked at several properties. I will buy there.
I now have to consider if San Pedro is where I want to retire to. I love the island, the people, the culture, but if the elected officials don’t get ahold of the problems on the island I want be alone in looking elsewhere. Is it time to sell and move on? I sure hope not. Like I said, I love the island. But I have to look at my family and future first.
At the rate the island is going, it better get its act together. It’s almost as if no one cares. Throwing trash everywhere. How about adopt a recycling project. Put bins out everywhere to collect glass, cans, plastic. Stop importing new cars. There are too many cars. Cars are rusted out hunks of junk. The taxis are junk. I won’t ride in one unless it’s new.
Mayor please take control.
D. Crumpton
Texas, USA

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