Emma: SLP not opposed to development

Emma: SLP not opposed to development

Former Gros Islet MP, Emma Hippolyte, has said that the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) is not against this country’s development, but is opposed to what appears to be the government’s lack of respect for Saint Lucia’s national heritage.

“The  Saint Lucia Party will support any project for development,” Hippolyte told the Times

She  made reference to the controversial Desert Star Holdings  Limited (DSH) project and the proposed Dolphin Park at Pigeon Island.

Both have been criticised over the environmental impact they would have on sensitive areas where the projects are to be undertaken.

“You get into Maria Island in Vieux Fort, you get into the Mangroves in Vieux Fort and then you get into Pigeon Island – it is as if the government is bent on discounting what makes Saint Lucians proud,” the former Minister for Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs told the Times.

In regard to investment and job creation, Hippolyte recalled that the SLP had an investor who wanted to engage in a wind energy project.

“Why did this government, if it is interested in the people and in creating employment, allow this large investor who was using his own funds walk away from that significant project for us?”  The former Minister stated.

Just recently, the Government of Saint Lucia  expressed its commitment to continue to work towards the development of renewable energy on the island.

This after US-based firm WindTex Energy  ‘disappointingly’ cancelled plans for a previously announced wind farm on the east coast, less than four months after the new administration gave its commitment to the developer, to see the project to a successful completion, a government statement said.

 

 

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    March 15, 2017 at 1:48 pm Reply

    shut up. shut up. if you all did better while in government , Allen would not be around. so shut up. shut the hell up . only now you all want to talk. shut up

  2. Anonymous
    March 15, 2017 at 1:54 pm Reply

    Aa

  3. Anonymous
    March 15, 2017 at 1:55 pm Reply

    Do we eat snakes and lizards? well what the hell we have to preserve these for? Is it for Sam Flood? Allen we need work so we can sell our drugs, hurry up . We can even join Vieux Fort to St .Vincent so we can have it easier to get our weed.

  4. 666
    March 15, 2017 at 2:03 pm Reply

    Politics from both sides while Saint Lucians get stuck in the middle.

  5. Anonymous
    March 15, 2017 at 2:04 pm Reply

    Now, this comment is what I call pure foolishness. Unfortunately, there are many such persons around, and they, too, must be allowed to speak. But what nonsense is that!

  6. Anonymous
    March 15, 2017 at 2:14 pm Reply

    The reference to the comment being pure foolishness was made in respect of the comment posted at 1.55 PM. It is NOT in response to the point made by 666. Indeed, I happen to agree with 666. But the weed man is on a different height.

  7. Anonymous
    March 15, 2017 at 2:31 pm Reply

    a bunch of white priviliged and upper class lucians( in the name of national trust ) fighting against the poor man access to maria island. how many locals could have actually afforded to go there. Thank you Allen. Open the gates for us. open he gates to some type of employment and livelihood. These National trust only seeking to protect their authority of these places that belongs to us. We voted our government , now let them do their work. You all hate Allen for doing this. You all hate him to trying to bring work for the poor. Kenny, what you trying will not work. you say there will be no peace. but it will not happen. we st.lucian know better. go play marbles.

    1. 666
      March 15, 2017 at 4:40 pm Reply

      You don’t sound too well!

    2. Anon Y. Mous
      March 16, 2017 at 8:55 am Reply

      Omfg STOP making references to the “white people”you ignorant fool. If they’re Lucian they’re in the same boat as you. You were WITH them not FOR them. You are NOT a slave so stop trying to make yourself one and leave that backwards mentality. All you’re doing is disgracing Lucians everywhere. Of ALL colours. Especially us black ones cuz now you’re making the world see us all as backwards racist monkeys.

      As for Emma’s statement: you seem to be very against development because everything that has been done so far has made you and pip come scurrying out from the dark like cockroaches who see food. Everytime i turn around there you are. When you were in power where was all this bolster. Where was this indignation at your leader Kenny.. Doing even WORSE with jufali. Where is the information about that deal?? When can we expect you to rise up and speak about his selling of all the lands precious to our country??

      Stop trying to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes and PLEASE Emma/SLP have respect for our intelligence. We are not sheep who will follow you everywhere blindly

  8. ANANOMOUS
    March 16, 2017 at 10:13 am Reply

    ONE WOULD THINK THAT MR. TOOLSIE AT THE HELM OF THE NATONAL TRUST BEING A FOREIGNER WOULD DISPLAY SOME FORM OF SEEN AND NOT HEARD POLICY BUT INSTEAD SHOWS WHERE HIS ALLEGIANCE LIES IS IT BECAUSE HE WANTS TO APPEASE MR. HUNTE. I BELIEVEA HE IS A SQUARE PEG IN A ROUIND HOLE, WHY NOT MR. GREGOR WILLIAMS A HISTORIAN BE THE ONE TO HEAD THIS BODY. WHAT ABOUT MR LAFORCE AS WELL. A GUYANESE KNOWS ABOUT OUR HERITAGE.. WE ARE DOOMED.

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