Saint Lucia sea port upgrades

Saint Lucia sea port upgrades

The Breasting Dolphin Berth at Pointe Seraphine will be extended to facilitate the docking of mega cruise vessels.

Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, Hon. Allen M. Chastanet, at Tuesday’s sitting of the House of Assembly made a motion to parliament to borrow the sum of US$15 million.

The funds will be borrowed on behalf of the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) from the National Insurance Corporation (NIC), for the purpose of extending a berth at Pointe Seraphine to facilitate the docking of mega cruise vessels, he explained.

“This is a global initiative on behalf of the government [to go] beyond and see how Saint Lucia can maintain its position, and offer two first class facilities that will attract international business,” the Minister for Infrastructure, Ports, Energy, and Labour, Hon. Stephenson King, said. Government also hopes the project will place Saint Lucia as the number one cruise ship destination in the Caribbean.

Hon. Dominic Fedee, the Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Tourism, Information, and Broadcasting, also made an avowal in support of the motion. He said the initiative was absolutely necessary if Saint Lucia is to increase its competitiveness.

The Prime Minister thanked both ministers for the work done behind the scenes in bringing the project through to fruition.

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9 Comments

  1. Alvin Ernest
    April 6, 2017 at 8:11 am Reply

    Well done!

    1. real lucian
      April 6, 2017 at 4:29 pm Reply

      So how is our hard earned money that paying for this initiative? When u fall sick N.IC can barely give u sumn substantial,but here they are funding the government of this country (our) money. Disgusting gggggggggg!!!!!!!

  2. Lucianman101
    April 6, 2017 at 10:37 am Reply

    This can be a great intiative, we just have to fix the crime situation in the capital. What does it do to have more tourists come to castries to have the valuables stolen, ruining our reputation overseas

  3. 666
    April 6, 2017 at 10:41 am Reply

    What happened to the one promised for Vieux-Fort?

  4. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 10:58 am Reply

    Vieuxians does not want any thing done in their area, so why bother. Ask VFCCC

  5. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 1:31 pm Reply

    Well if vieux_fort don’t want it we want it in Castries, better yet more jobs for us in Castries.

  6. Amie dodo
    April 6, 2017 at 4:02 pm Reply

    Good but also from the banan bay lower latoc in Castries needs an entire upgrade uplift into Castries harbour so we can have a brand new city

  7. Anonymous
    April 6, 2017 at 4:36 pm Reply

    Go to hell with your capitalist tourist projects that benefit the elite agriculture is the key tourist jobs is another form of enslavement to our black people

  8. Amie dodo
    April 9, 2017 at 3:11 pm Reply

    You morron how is slavery everywhere in the world thats how it is ,so many st.Lucian’s leaving st.Lucia going to pick up dog poop in the parks baby seating ,care giver’s house keeping etc eh and then u are looking forward for the barrels eh! That’s how it is ,u have to make ur self happy its u ,no matter what job,

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