Tranquility lost

The island authority is certainly doing its best to ensure the new contractors surpass the mediocre standards of earlier operators and is sure to encourage more long-stay visitors to the island.

However, progress is usually associated with some cost, both financially and logistically.

Apart from the continually increasing accommodation charges, we have been dismayed on recent visits to note the gradual erosion of the earlier relaxed and tranquil environment.

This was one of the island’s main attractions but now is replaced by the dramatic build-up of private and commercial vehicles cluttering the roads.

I feel it is only a matter of time before they install traffic lights in the Settlement.