SLP says Prince Harry manipulated by PM

The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has expressed regret that His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, was manipulated to take part in a ceremony here.

According to a statement issued by the SLP the party regrets that a goodwill visit here by the Prince which the party sanctioned when in office, will be marred by involvement in a project that is the subject of public concern.

It was a reference to the $US 2.6 billion Desert Star Holdings Limited ( DSH) project.

The SLP said it has been advised that Prince Harry will be taking part in a sod turning ceremony for the initiative.

“The Saint Lucia Labour Party regrets that the Prince was manipulated to participate in this ceremony by Prime Minister Allen Chastanet whether for promotional purposes or otherwise,” the opposition statement said.

The SLP said the project is the subject of controversy.

It observed that to date, the government has refused to answer opposition questions about the project.

“Likewise, it has refused to publish its agreement with DSH for public evaluation and scrutiny. Further, the Government has also refused to consult the people of the south whose lives would be dislocated if the developer has his way,” the SLP statement said.

The Allen Chastanet administration signed an agreement with the Hong Hong registered Desert Star Holdings in July this year for the project.

The agreement covered the construction of a race course, a free trade zone, a shopping mall complex, marina and other facilities on 700 acres of land in the South of Saint Lucia.

Just recently, Bradley Felix,Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Commerce, Industry, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs said that  a ground breaking ceremony for the first phase of the project, the establishment of the race track, would have been held towards the end of this month.

The Government of Saint Lucia in collaboration with Desert Star Holdings Limited  issued an invitation to the local media today to attend  the Sod Turning Ceremony of the Royal St Lucia Turf Club in Vieux Fort on Friday, November 25, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.

” Guests should be seated by 3:00 p.m to facilitate the arrival of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales,” the invitation said.

Prince Harry will visit Saint Lucia on November 24 and 25.


  1. Anonymous
    November 23, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    anybody care with prince harry ….fyah!

    1. Anonymous
      November 23, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Congratulations for proving your ignorance. Hope you feel good about it.

      Anyways moving along, does pip have anything to do with his life? Go out and make friends, ride a bike, go birdwatching. Find hobbies man. It’s getting sad that all you do is sit at home and look for things to complain about. There’s a life outside your computer. Go do something positive for your country and then bring that to the table. Show UWP what you’re capable of and that you care more about the well-being of the country than just making noise. Or like I said… Just get a hobby. I’m sure there are cooking classes you could join or something

      1. Anonymous
        November 24, 2016 at 2:17 pm

        Yall finally get something to criticize labour on. UWP been doing crap from inception where was your voice then?

      2. Anonymous
        November 24, 2016 at 7:52 pm

        yea or go j..k fada.

    2. 666
      November 24, 2016 at 1:00 am

      Harry is a good guy, he’s done a lot, he served in combat and has spent a lot of time and effort helping wounded veterans. I think Harry is the best the Kingdom has seen of late, and yes, his grandma is the Head of State of Saint Lucia. So we do care.

    3. Anonymous
      November 24, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      I do.
      He is my second favourite royal.
      That is why I took time out of my life to read this article!

  2. Eagles Eye
    November 23, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Does anybody care if you don’t care about Prince Harry. If U have nothing concrete to say it was better that you shut your flappers, [REMOVED BY ADMIN]! You are only expressing your stupidity.

  3. Anonymous
    November 26, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Air bair bon SMH LOL


  4. Anonymous
    November 27, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    ok rather than replying to one person’s remarks arent we all interested in this trememdous project in the south, i am

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