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.