SLP hails new Sandals resort, questions location

A spokesman for the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has said that any investment in Saint Lucia is welcome.

The official was responding to reports that Sandals Resorts International plans to add a fourth resort to its list of properties here.

Groundbreaking for the new resort which will be nestled on 19 acres of land next to the existing Sandals Grande St Lucian Resort is set to begin in spring 2017, according to news reports.

“Any investment is welcome, but it would be interesting to know where exactly the new structure will be located because we hope the proposed site is not where the public enjoy beach access,” an SLP spokesperson told the Times.

Sandals LaSource St Lucia is expected to feature, among other things,  350 rooms and suites.

News of the new resort has sparked fierce debate on social media with some critics expressing dismay over a Sandals ‘monopoly’ of Saint Lucia’s beaches, while others have argued that the new resort will create needed jobs for locals.


  1. Blabla
    December 28, 2016 at 10:49 am

    But you all dam know it will create new jobs, so what’s your dam problem now’ SLP looking to oppose all jobs creations now. You all are sick (Word deleted).

    1. Dacobs
      December 28, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      why should all beaches be out of bounds to locals? After all the sweat and cultural capital ordinary people have invested in these beaches to make them what they are today you mean it is ok just for some rich, thick necked, pot bellied and fat fingered foreigner to come and deprived us access to it just like that? The only thing he can show for that is one two jobs some of which will invariable go to foreign people? Remove that blinding pebble off your eyes. What matters don’t stay on the Island. It goes abroad. Remember that!

  2. Anonymous
    December 28, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Yol are jack-asses to believe that there are 19 acres of land next to the Grande! Obviously this spans past the Grande and Landings!

    1. Clueless
      December 29, 2016 at 1:43 am

      wow…tell me more

  3. Eagles Eye
    December 28, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    The jobs which SLP could not create. Coming soon.

  4. TC
    December 28, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    i have a problem is hotel jobs really a job… someone please tell me . These jobs are never permanent. honestly. i feel st lucia has enough hotels.. tourists arrivals are declining and will be further due to cuba and other major economical changes. I feel in my opinion these jobs are like step jobs.

  5. 666
    December 28, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    As Derek W. would say, another plantation on the beach! How much will we give away in the name of job creation? Hope there’s a balance approach.

  6. Truth
    December 28, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    Just opposing for opposing sake is that what the opposition is for.Slp in power UWP opposes UWP in power SLP opposes when will it end?

    1. Anonymous
      December 28, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      Did you even read the article. There was no opposition implied or stated. Kenny should have taught y’all to read… leaving y’all illiterate was his biggest mistake

  7. Anonymous
    December 28, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Is there a secret clause in this MOU?

  8. MJoseph
    December 29, 2016 at 10:36 am

    It is unfortunate, but even a stupid man has the right to express his opinion. It is those same fat, thick neck foreigners making sure your dumb (Word deleted) could eat Dacobs, unless you learn how to pee out foreign exchange – shut your ignorant mouth nah!
    Then the other genius talking about step jobs! Well you must be a pseudo intellect with a step brain to make such a stupid statement.
    Ungrateful bunch.

    1. Dacobs
      December 29, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Well listen to this Mjoseph: no investor invest with the welfare of St Lucia in mind. In fact he couldn’t careless whether St. Lucians eat or not. All they care about is the return and its level they make on their investment.

      It would be interesting to note it never takes these unscrupulous investors to put food on our table because their investment never turn out to be what they cracked up to be. So before start calling others dumb for trying to protect the little that have from those whose pockets never have a bottom try and see whats at stake. Then again the likes of you have great difficulty appraising what you have that others only want to exploit therefore i doubt you have the capacity to acknowledge them even if you see them.

  9. Victor
    December 29, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    St. Lucian abroad as we all know our government will do anything in their power to show the people of st. Lucia. That they’re bringing employment to the island which is not a bad thing. However we need to take into account that bring in a thousand hotels to Santa Lucia does no good for the country. With three sandals in st. Lucia one of the most expensive resorts on the island. Number of employees 1,400 big deal haha slap in the face do the math.One week stay at the hotel $3000 us × 300 rooms equals u guess.1400 employees x $350 ec a week. Can barely pay our bills.

  10. Jack Robinson
    January 1, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Some of you people should be happy that slp is looking out to protect the last pice of land on the causeway so Luciana can have access to it for cultural purposes well thank Allan chastened for that’s you really think he has your agenda in mind or butch Stewart don’t forget those hotels takes almost all their money out of country so to give up so much just for a few hundred jobs is really not worth it