SLP: Where is the comparison, Prime Minister?

SLP: Where is the comparison, Prime Minister?

Press Release:Yesterday, during his rebuttal to the debate on amendments to the Elections Act, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet read into the records of the House of Assembly,  a letter from former Prime Minister, Dr Kenny D. Anthony, to a Mr. Robert Ainsworth, a developer who had proposed to purchase Le Paradis Hotel and acquire some 1000 acres of land by lease or purchase  in the “south” of the island to establish a pharmaceutical industry. The Prime Minister did so to justify his actions in signing an agreement with DSH without adequate discussion. 

The Saint Lucia Labour Party knows that the letter was made available to the Press several weeks ago and has been prominently featured on social media by United Pac, the UWP Women’s Arm .

The Saint Lucia Labour Party is satisfied that the Speaker of the House was wrong to allow the Prime Minister to do so in a closing speech in a debate on a completely unrelated matter but it understands the Speaker’s is reluctance to overrule the Leader of the UWP.

However, it really boggles the mind that the Prime Minister should construe such a letter as an “agreement”. This letter, described as a “Comfort Letter,” is normally provided to developers who wish to explore investments. Nowhere in this letter would any sane individual, see any suggestion that the letter constitutes an “agreement” between Mr. Ainsworth and the Government of Saint Lucia. Indeed, the letter notes the intention of the developer to “also acquire by lease or purchase primarily to the south of the island.” How then does that equate to giving away 850 acres of land in Vieux Fort to DSH at a lease of US$1.00 per acre for ninety nine years like the government has done.  

Furthermore, where in this “Letter of Comfort” to Mr. Ainsworth is there any undertaking that Mr. Ainsworth could take money from the sale of Saint Lucian passports and put it in an Escrow Account in a bank outside of Saint Lucia as the government has guaranteed the developer of DSH?

 The Saint Lucia Labour Party will not stand by and allow the government to give away the lands of the people of Saint Lucia for a pittance and will use every means provided by law to ensure that the DSH Agreement is RENEGOTIATED to remove its offensive provisions.

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8 Comments

  1. Stop the Fooling SLP
    February 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm Reply

    This promissory note or Letter of Intent, appears to be more of an agreement than both the Framework and the Supplementary Agreement.

    1. It was submitted after two meetings with the developer. December 2015 and 4th February 2016.
    2. It was submitted after it was discussed in Cabinet 8th February 2016.
    3. Nine (9) Confirmations including the right of the developer to extract and develop the natural resources ,if any that are discovered within the curtilage of the land owned by the developer…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_of_intent
    A letter of intent (LOI or LoI, and sometimes capitalized as Letter of Intent in legal writing, but only when referring to a specific document under discussion) is a document outlining one or more agreements between two or more parties before the agreements are finalized.

  2. Stop the Fooling SLP
    February 8, 2017 at 3:38 pm Reply

    EQUATOR LANDS LIMITED

    Company number 09736550

    Statement of capital on 2015-08-17
    GBP 10,000,000.00

    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/09736550/filing-history

    LIFESTYLE GROUP PLC

    Company number 09973661

    Statement of capital on 2016-01-27
    GBP 50,000.00

    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/09973661/filing-history

    Where would they get the money for such big project costing close to 2 billion Euro?

    Corruption, Corruption, Corruption,

  3. Anonymous
    February 9, 2017 at 9:18 am Reply

    Specks must be removed from your eyes
    Before seeing anothers own. That goes to the SLP gooroos.

  4. thats the way it is
    February 9, 2017 at 10:20 am Reply

    Stop the blah, blah SLP. All you all cells lose. Stay in the wilderness for the next 15 Yeats. In the meantime eat yourselves up. Pot jab!

    1. Anonymous
      February 9, 2017 at 12:33 pm Reply

      Lol. They still in shock…these ppl voices r being heard more than when they were in power.

  5. No body's child
    February 9, 2017 at 2:47 pm Reply

    Aa mewa pea

  6. Anonymous
    February 10, 2017 at 6:03 am Reply

    SLP keeps forgetting when they were doing worse.

    WHERE IS THE DISCUSSION SURROUNDING ERNEST AND JUFFALI???

    Until you can provide that, best just stay in the shadows for true

  7. Anonymous
    February 11, 2017 at 8:21 am Reply

    SLP wants the current adminstration to spend more time fighting them than doing anything good for the island. So when elections come they can say oh nothing was done. Boy y’all must have alot of time now that y’all broke cuz you can’t steal any more money from hard working citizens

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