Christopher Hunte continued his protest Wednesday against the Desert Star Holdings Limited (DHS) project and plans for a dolphin park at Pigeon Island, declaring that while people are at each other’s throats on Facebook in relation to the developments, on the ground they do not know about the issues.
“I am encouraging people for the DSH agreement to read the agreement no matter what party they support,” Hunte told the Times as he stood at the Castries Waterfront, placard held aloft.
He asserted that some things transcend politics.
Hunte said in regard to the planned dolphin park at Pigeon Island that if citizens do not start to protect their patrimony and heritage, there is no determining what may happen next.
“We might as well just take the Pitons and sell them,” he told the Times.
Hunte, who was joined by two other individuals in his protest, disclosed plans to continue the protest into the foreseeable future.
“There are People who pass here – some will curse me, some will toot their horns, but more importantly if it creates any level of curiousity and gets people to go read the information. We are a surface news culture now – we just want enough news so that we can get by the moment and we misuse the media the same way we misuse a lamp post, more for support than illumination,” he asserted.
Hunte said people are making blanket statements.
“If they read the DSH agreement and they knew the Prime Minister signed an MOU with China State Construction Company, they would not be talking about jobs because they would realise that we have signed away the jobs already,” he explained.
Hunte said it would also be realised that in the case of the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa, $US 250 million was spent and nineteen acres of land was bought.
“We understand that foreign direct investment, but when you are giving a guy 1000 acres and counting, you are also giving him the airport to do redevelopment on and outside of 30 million to do the race track – all the rest of it is going to be funded by our passports. China does not have dual citizenship, if we have all of these people that get passports, either they’re coming here or people are buying them on the black market – China is a communist country so you cannot openly buy the passports,” Christopher Hunte told the Times.
He declared that the more Saint Lucian passports are sold, the more this country will be blacklisted in the world.