Tourism Minister says pride in country will help keep the City clean

Tourism Minister says pride in country will help keep the City clean

Tourism Minister, Lorne Theophilus, has declared that a lot more can be done to keep Castries clean.

However he believes the issue of keeping the Capital clean is not only a function of the agencies that are responsible for the upkeep of the City.

“We need to look at the source of the uncleanliness and it is basically what is being done by our very own people,” Theophilus told the Times.

According to the Minister, there is need to instill greater respect for this country.

He also stated that Saint Lucians need to respect themselves as well.

Theophilus believes that in this way, citizens will do what is necessary to contribute to keeping the Capital City clean.

“We have Saint Lucians who on regular basis leave our jurisdiction and travel overseas and the things that they would not do overseas, they feel very comfortable doing within their very own country, so it calls for a greater sense of pride in our very own people and in our country,” he asserted.

Theophilus observed that a greater sense of pride would greatly assist the agencies responsible in what they need to do to keep the City clean.

Stray dogs, garbage, indiscriminate urination around Castries and dilapidated buildings – especially the CDC apartments on Jeremie Street, have been cited as contributing to making the City lose its appeal to both locals and visitors.

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  1. right
    December 3, 2015 at 10:16 am Reply

    Although what you are saying is true, you are just not a people’s person and one of the most useless Ministers ever. All you ever do is look for a way to bite back rather than being proactive. Apart from entertainment, what really are you getting paid for?

  2. Anonymous
    December 3, 2015 at 10:23 am Reply

    The minister is so right some of us St. Lucian’s have no pride in our country. So we treat it like its a dumping ground instead of using the bins provided around the city. Some will argue that there isn’t enough bins around but when new onces are erected ppl damage them. No sense of pride.

    December 3, 2015 at 11:42 am Reply

    the capital of Castries and no one gives a F*%k…simple lets start on the cdc ,smh paint them cause the persons who write on the walls don’t live there probably not even in town . for example downstairs the cdc next to the bexon bus stand you mean to say the police allow these ppl to COOL OUT/ROB/GAMBLE there , they are there from morning till night , to me its not a block u don’t live there its called loitering ,isn’t there a law againt that . stray dogs they can give contracts to build side walks and all crap ,hire some men to catch and put down the stray dogs ,doesn’t have to be all the time can be something everything 4 months . and tell the bus drivers stop peeing all over the place …smh

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