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Puerto Plata residents complain about Lifestyle Resort

The Neighborhood Group from Playa Cofresi, in Puerto Plata has complained that the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club (LHVC) is taking over and privatizing the beach and the company has destroyed and built on green areas in complicity with the municipal and national authorities linked to Tourism and the Environment.

Chris Coates and Amaury Germán McKinney, president and lawyer of the association, respectively, say that the actions of LHVC are illegal and in addition the hotel chain is presenting areas of the beach as private and in addition allowing no one on the beach unless a hotel guest.

The residents complained that the hotel is also dumping waste into the ocean at night, destroying the mangroves to make a cement floor and convert the beach into a private area for their guests.

The neighborhood group complained that the hotel has closed the public access way and built a wall over five feet tall all along the coast.

Coates and McKinney said that no one has addressed their complaints – not the municipal authorities or the ministries of Environment or Tourism, even though the hotel constructions violate the prohibition to build structures within 60 meters of the water’s edge.

Source: DR1, Eldia

Oct 28, 2017

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