PDP Says It Is Only Party Fully Rejecting Dolphinarium

Gibraltar's opposition party PDP said it its the only political party that outrightly rejects the dolphinarium project, the Gibraltar Chronicle wrote today, adding that the PDP stated it is dissatisfied with the evasive answers from Government in Parliament

While Government has confirmed that it might consider the propsal as long as it does not involve dolphins caught in the wild; the GSLP/Liberals have issued a "whishy-washy" statement, in which they do not entirely dismiss the proposal, the PDP said in the newspaper.

The PDP was quoted commenting on the issue "Whilst Gibraltar wishes to be recognised as being modern and progressive, to even consider proposals for a dolphinarium here is a retrograde step. The Government has also stated that it is considering using the Rosia Bay site for 'other local leisure purposes' but that it would refrain from publicly commenting on the dolphinarium project until this was accepted or rejected ... People are entitled to know whether the Government supports the proposals put to it and whether they will, once again, have ill-conceived development in the heart of a residential district thrust upon them without proper consultation."

PDP spokeswoman Rosemarie Peach stated, the PDP would oppose to the dolphinarium project, but promises "a complete regeneration of Rosia Bay, should it be elected to Government: "Too much waterfront is being lost and this area is in crying need of repair and maintenance."