James: Unemployment biggest problem in Micoud South

Former Micoud South MP, Arsene James, has said that unemployment is the biggest problem facing the constituency.

James, a former Minister of Education, said that with the demise of the banana industry,a number of people are looking for work.

“To find work it means that they either have to travel to Castries or go to Vieux Fort,” he explained.

The former MP however noted that the  Ministry of Agriculture is seeking to revive the banana industry and people are beginning to plant bananas again.

He declared that this was a good sign.

The former MP praised the Desert Star Holdings (DSH) project, asserting that a number of jobs will be created.

He explained that Vieux Fort where the project will be concentrated, is near to Micoud South.

James said the people of Micoud South travel  often to Vieux Fort to do banking, shopping and visit St Jude Hospital.

He disclosed that as a result, they are looking forward to the US$ 2.6 billion DSH project.

The former minister said in addition to unemployment, there is the issue of roads

“A number of our roads are in very deplorable condition – last year we had a lot of rainfall and it made the roads worse, so we need to concentrate on the feeder roads especially,” he stated.



  1. Anonymous
    February 1, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Aa they remember micoud south.

  2. marley
    February 1, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    only now you know that the poor people of Micoud South need work. what have you done to help elevate the people who have supported the U.W.P blindly for so long. not even as a teacher you impacted on the life of the young people people.

    1. Anonymous
      February 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      If you knew Micoud North and south before 1997 you will say that crap. Do you know that there were reason to put a bank (Barclays) in Micoud? The employed then, relied on their farm which Kenny and the SLP destroyed.

    2. Praise
      February 1, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      It’s amazing to hear the former mp

  3. Sharon terrell
    February 1, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Arsene the the hard working Flambeau supporters will have monies in their pockets while the labor wharf rats and loathters will be comitting crimes and begging by the street as usual.Because we all know where they live eat sleep and breathe cause they these labor vampires and draculars dont want to work.All they want is someone to give them hand outs.We Flambeau say we wrlcome the project and Kenny you dead.You the has been.

    1. pondering
      February 19, 2017 at 3:42 am

      Your level of reasoning is poor. You need to grow up and think outside the box. Learn to speak for yourself.

      I guess is only SLP committing crimes and begging. Wow. A good fellow st Lucian would wish for the best welfare of the nation.

      You must be uneducated to post such comment.

  4. Anonymous
    February 1, 2017 at 2:21 pm


  5. Anonymous
    February 1, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    brother just go enjoy the money you have , you sound so stupid for an educated man.

  6. Anonymous
    March 12, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Wow!!! Things must be really good in St Lucia for you people to be arguing over politics. These politicians are only there to deepen their pockets on the backs of the poor. Last I heard they added VAT on everything people were unable to support their families and you people are waiting time insulting each other. Whose fault is it that some ppl posting comments are uneducated? these same politicians. So why don’t you ppl get a life as u worry bout where your next meal will come from.

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