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Today on my way in to work I heard a story on NPR called "Royal Carribean Provides Tourists and Relief for Haiti" In a nutshell, the cruise ship has decided to continue its stop in Labadee, Haiti on the north coast of the island of Hispaniola. However this move has not gone without controversy. Some think that it is insensitive to have tourists visit the island for swimming and jet skiing while Haiti is still in crisis. The optimist in me thinks that Royal Carribbean may have good intentions because the ships are also bringing humanitarian aid to the region. What do you think? picture from Trip Advisor
Labadee has not been physically affected by the earthquake and Adam Goldstein, the CEO for Royal Caribbean felt it was a proper decision to make especially since he received the backing of the Haitian government. According to Goldstein, the Haitian government was open to the economic benefit that would come with the tourism as well as to the humanitarian relief that the ships would also bring to the port. " If you want to listen to the story click here. I don't usually talk politics on my blog, but I found this to be an interesting story. What are your thoughts?