Just three days into a poll on whether Dominica should welcome gay cruise passengers, well over 2,700 DNO readers have voted, with the majority of them so far supporting the idea of welcoming these cruise tourists to the island.
By Friday morning, 76 per cent – that’s 2,104 votes were for welcoming gay cruise visits, with 22 per cent – that’s 622 saying no.
DNO expects to publish the final results of that poll by Wednesday of next week.
There was mixed reaction on Wednesday of this week when it became public knowledge that the cruise ship in port was apparently carrying only male passengers.
Word also surfaced later that a homosexual couple had been engaged in sexual activity in contravention of the country’s buggery laws.
Police Chief Cyrille Carrette confirmed that two males from California, John Robert Hart and Dennis Jay Mayer, had been charged with buggery and indecent exposure and were expected to appear in court.
The idea of gay cruise ship visits has sparked debate in several Caribbean destinations, with some more flexible than others on the subject.
The poll continues and can be found on the bottom right hand corner of the homepage.