SLP issues notice of DSH protest

Press Release:-The Saint Lucia Labour Party reiterates its opposition to the DSH project in its current form and is even more outraged at the proposed Phase 2 of the project which will include the Maria Islands.

The Party believes that if allowed to proceed, the projects will bring untold hardships on the people of the south in particular, as well as our fragile eco-system.

Accordingly, and as part of its sensitization programme the SLP has embarked on a series of Town Hall and Public Meetings island wide to bring the issue to the people.

Meetings have already been held in Castries South, Babonneau, Vieux Fort North, Vieux Fort South and Dennery South the people appear uniform in their opposition to these projects.

Other meetings are scheduled for Castries South East on:

  • Wednesday March 15th, 2017 in  Anse La Raye, Gros Islet and Vieux Fort South
  • Canaries on Thursday March 16th, 2017
  • Choiseul/Saltibus on Friday March 17, 2017
  • Soufriere on Wednesday March 22nd, 2017
  • & Bocage in Castries East on March 29th, 2017.

Having held successful national public meetings in Vieux Fort South and the Castries Market Steps, the Labour Party will continue mobilization with other meetings planned for Soufriere on Friday March 31st 2017 to be followed closely by meetings in early April in Vieux Fort North, Laborie and a second meeting in Vieux Fort South.

The Party intends to thereafter take to the streets in mass demonstrations.  

The Allen Chastanet led government has shown it is insensitive to the cries of the people of the country and appears determined to ram down the throats of our citizens without any meaningful consultation, major projects that can significantly transform the lives of the people.

From leasing prime lands at $1.00 per acre to the destructions of our eco system at Maria Islands, the Prime Minister continues to show scant regard for the welfare of Saint Lucians

Even whilst Prime Minister Chastanet was assuring Saint Lucians that only a Framework Agreement existed and that negotiations were ongoing, the developer was already clearing lands though no DCA approval had been given and no Environmental Impact Assessment has been undertaken.

Mere weeks ago, the Prime Minister assured Saint Lucians that Sandy Beach would remain a Nature Park yet within a few days and without any consultation whatsoever he has publicly announced the desecration of not simply Sandy Beach but in addition, the Maria Islands.

Even the cries of the St. Lucia National Trust have fallen on deaf ears with Prime Minister seemingly on a journey of no return.

The Saint Lucia Labour Party assures Saint Lucians that it will not stand idly by whilst the government literally gives away our land.

This is not a partisan issue but instead one which will negatively impact the vast majority of Saint Lucians. We call on all right-thinking Saint Lucians to stand up for their country and to stand up for their children’s future.

For our part, the Saint Lucia Labour Party will do all within its lawful means to ensure these projects do not proceed in the manner the Prime Minister has described.   

 

14 Comments

  1. Dale Jacobs
    March 14, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    We have to be bold to stand up to those who see us as things to be exploited left right and center. We have to be bold and courageous to only to accept what is to our benefit. We have to bold and courageous to say no when our more is being asked of us in return for our less. We have to be bold and courageous not to be dazzled by the glitter Chastanet and the Khing.

  2. 666
    March 14, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    The SLP is as guilty as the UWP. Tell me Peter, were you not there when Kenny started it all. Don’t deny it, Peter. Mefinks, you’re protesting for political points!

  3. Anonymous
    March 15, 2017 at 12:55 am

    This is not a party issue this is of national importance. As a st lucian where can you buy an acre of land for just $1 dollar. Plus where in the world you can go to invest without have money. Only in St lucia. Wow

  4. Christian brother
    March 15, 2017 at 12:57 am

    This is not a party issue this is of national importance. As a st lucian where can you buy an acre of land for just $1 dollar. Plus where in the world you can go to invest without have money. Only in St lucia. Wow

    1. Anonymous
      March 15, 2017 at 6:31 am

      get your facts right sir lands are not being sold for $1.00 per acre
      we invite investors to invest all we have is the land that will be our contribution to the project
      i wonder how much was paid for the praslin lands
      where was the national trust
      where was christopher hunte
      where claudius francis
      where was Dr. day
      where was Calixte George Jr
      were you dere
      what has happened to the project .still standing unfinished
      isn’t that of national importance
      isn’t Grynberge of national importance
      double standards is the norm

      1. Anonymous
        March 15, 2017 at 9:22 am

        My sentiments. Double standards. Up to this day no one can tell us what was the price of land sold at Frigate. I need to know why Kenny is mute on this issue. We need Kenny to voice his opinion on that DSH project. Kenny needs to come out clean.

  5. Sad-But-True
    March 15, 2017 at 7:52 am

    So, you have a crooked Chinese ‘Visionary’ who came up with an idea to come to an island with a hypnotic mirage (because he knows how needy those small islands are) and threw it in the face of the Rhesus Macaque and a bundle of cash to fund his election campaign.
    So, the Satan has now required his pound of flesh, and Evil Chastanet has no choice but to destroy everything in this island. And feels no remorse for his evil deeds, because he has no connection to this island based on the facts, he is not a born St. Lucian.
    Well, we the Black St. Lucians will show him what time it is.

  6. Anonymous
    March 15, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Sad-but-true why don’t you come clean with your identity. If you are bold enough stop using fake names and profile. But it’s all good. You are doing a very good job by showing what exactly you all labor stands for. Bravo my brother.

    1. Sad-But-True
      March 15, 2017 at 9:58 am

      You see me everyday. I know you and you know me.
      Remove the Political hue from your eyes and fight for what is right and your country.
      It’s about honouring and respecting our beloved ancestors’ sweat and blood by securing this dear island out of the hands of your white supremacist-Evil Chastanet.
      Amen!

  7. Terence Joseph
    March 15, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Sad but true is the most stupid St lucian I have ever seen, she doesn’t see anything but red.sometimes in life you have to make some hard decisions that will be in the interest of the Country and people not something that will be to popular, but at the end of all it will be good. Those that speak about heritage sites they care about sites, they are if people see pprocess they afraid that they will opposition for long. So don’t let them manipulate you they’re not in your interest they are playing politics. St Lucia will prospere and process under prime minister Allen. Slp is afraid!

    1. Sad-But-True
      March 15, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Ignorance is your best friend.

  8. Anonymous
    April 23, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Sad but true….I’m tasking you to take the endangered species of lizards and snakes from Maria island back to fregate island, this will give you something important to do for the next 4 years.

  9. Kaitlyn
    April 26, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    This is not about any political party. This is a matter of national importance. We must be strong enough to stand for what is right.

  10. Kaitlyn
    April 26, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    This is not about any political party. This is a matter of national importance. We must be strong enough to stand for what is right.

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