OK then, I will re-state it.
#1 This squall was not the really strong storm that hit the island a couple of weeks ago. This was a different squall and Charles has confused the two. One was a monster and the other was not. IMO a boat captain is AT LEAST as responsible for knowing the weather conditions as the Capt. of the Port. I don't need anyone telling me when it is unsafe. I know when it is unsafe. #2 All boats have annual inspections. If the neighbor felt like inspections occur once every few months, that would be correct, 12 months. I have seen dozens of boat inspections and have never seen anyone ask for a bribe, nor have I ever been asked for a bribe. #3 Slandering a guy with 3rd party information is just plain wrong, especially since the party in question was more than willing to pay a bribe to get keep an unsuitable craft in the water. #4 I am not saying that no bribe has ever been made on the island, but you do not bribe people when you are in the right and have all your documentation. That kind of problem is very easy to resolve. #5 Charles is constantly telling us how bad the press is in Mexico and that rumor should never be held as truth. Apparently this does not apply to him when he wants to use the same press and the same rumor mill to make an extremely negative statement about the island.
Things happen on the water all the time. The difference between your most fun day on the water and your worst nightmare, is a sudden change in the weather and a moment of distraction. Is parasailing safe? How many thousands of people do it here on the island every year? How many accidents? How many accidents in the last 20 years. That is the way you judge safety. Not with conjecture or speculation.
Like I said before, the whole thing with the two negative posts stink. Slamming someone anonymously, on-line, based on 3rd party information (especially given the ethic of the 3rd party) is pure horseshit and frankly, in many places, would get the person who wrote it a date in court. Posting on-line the accused name, title and town, while hiding behind anonymity is cowardly.