Christopher Hunte, host of the television show ‘Politically Incorrect’, continued his protest yesterday against the controversial $US 2.6 billion Desert Star Holdings Limited (DSH) project in the South of Saint Lucia and the proposed dolphin park at Pigeon Island.
The protest near the government buildings on the Castries waterfront,entered its third day yesterday.
“I am making sure that when the history is recorded of Saint Lucia that I stood up against turning Saint Lucia into a colony of the Chinese through the string of pearls global initiative that the Chinese have – against the DSH project in its current form and I believe it is hugely disastrous for the people of the South and also against a dolphin area being located at Pigeon Island,” Hunte told the Times.
He described the dolphin park initiative as ‘horrible’, asserting that Pigeon Island is one of the the worst locations in Saint Lucia for the project.
“I am also against the use of Maria Islet or any of the DSH projects whether it is phase one right up to phase ten, ” Hunte explained.
According to him, Saint Lucia has signed a horrible deal that is highly disadvantageous.
He said this country, with some 175,000 inhabitants, has given a Chinese developer the right to sell over 100,000 Saint Lucian passports at $100,000.
“All I want to do is raise awareness. Saint Lucia is not just about Facebook and going on SLAPS and CAPS and going on WhatsAPP – there are people on the ground who do not know and there are other people who need to see that there are Saint Lucians who are willing to come out, even if people want to laugh and ‘pappyshow’ them, that come out in support of their country,” Hunte stated.
He was joined by three others in the protest but asserted that the numbers were not a problem.
“I can be here by myself – I don’t have a problem with that, as long as I register in the best way I know. I am not a lawyer ; I cannot file an injunction – that’s for somebody else to do. Somebody else can do something else. What I can do is what I am doing,” Hunte stated.