Concerned Group hails whistle stop tour a success

The newly formed Concerned Citizens of Saint Lucia has hailed its first public activity to highlight concern over three local projects a success.

The activity was held under the theme: Saint Lucia is Not for Sale.

The Concerned Citizens of Saint Lucia has expressed its concern about the $2.6 Billion DSH Project slated for the South of Saint Lucia, the subsequent addition of a Causeway linking Maria Islets to the mainland and a Dolphinarium earmarked for the Pigeon Island National Landmark in Gros-Islet.

“We were more than surprised by the turnout and very happy – it was more than we expected,” one of the organisers of yesterday’s whistle stop tour of the North of Saint Lucia told the Times.

The tour, which commenced at the parking lot of Massy-Mega at Choc, was joined by a number of vehicles.

The motorcade then passed through communities in the North making scheduled stops, where addresses were given by concerned citizens including former Castries Central MP, Richard Frederick, Journalist, Jerry George and Julius James of the Vieux Fort Concerned Citizens Coalition for Change (VFCCCC).

The Concerned Citizens of Saint Lucia has made it clear that the organization is not against investment that will bring levels of improvement in the lives and livelihoods of Saint Lucians.

But the group says it is mindful that investments cannot be haphazard or unsustainable and must involve dialogue with all parties.

The Concerned Citizens of Saint Lucia said it had originally planned the whistle stop tour to take place during the Easter holidays but permission for the event was denied by the police, citing a number of other activities taking place at the same time.

The group has plans to organize a whistle stop tour to the South of Saint Lucia.

In addition, there are plans for other activities over the next few months, including a series of public lectures and discussions, media interventions, and the preparation of a portfolio of information resources and educational materials which will be distributed continuously.

The Concerned Citizens of Saint Lucia has described itself as an all- inclusive, non-partisan group with members throughout Saint Lucia working to increase participation in local democracy; inspire individuals in the community to become informed about local issues; and support accessibility, transparency and accountability in  government.

35 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    April 24, 2017 at 10:34 am

    labor party hacks as usual.

    1. Anonymous
      April 24, 2017 at 10:47 am

      Spell it right!!! …and your comment is so typical!!!

  2. Anonymous
    April 24, 2017 at 10:44 am

    That’s right with you and the negativity. You will not prevail in your attempts to give away our lands and the inheritance of our children!

    1. Anonymous
      April 30, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Yall need to sit down and wait for the next five yrs. Stop acting lime petulant children whos denied candy . Choops . Assiz

  3. Anonymous
    April 24, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Why is it that whenever labour party in opposition these so called citizens crawl out of the woodwork and become a psuedo 2nd opposition party under the guise of concern ..They are always fast to organize and well funded but evaporate into thin air when labour in power.wherr was this level of concern when cip was shoved down our throats and the sea bed transferred​ to private ownership…..This is politics clear and simple and attempts to mislead

    1. Philosoff
      April 24, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      Here’s your reply: When the UWP marched under the false pretext of the government profiteering on the backs of Saint Lucians by setting high gas prices that was democracy in action. I know you forget that. Don’t you?

      I may not agree entirely with the premise of the whistle stop because there were persons with their agendas in that activity. But be that as it may that’s democracy in action. Don’t ascribe political motives selectively do it across the board.

      Having said that all politics aside one would have to be a damned fool if they believe that the DSH deal as presently constituted is an entirely good thing for Saint Lucia.

      Only a blind partisan would have absolutely no concerns about it. Sure Saint Lucians need jobs but to bend down and get sodomized by Teo Ah Khing like that proves to the world that we have the lowest IQ in the world.

  4. Anonymous
    April 24, 2017 at 11:18 am

    St. Lucia is not for sale. Nous pas pou van

  5. Sophie
    April 24, 2017 at 11:34 am

    The labours again still can’t understand that they not in power, poor jab………

  6. Keeping it real
    April 24, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Look at the speakers: “Castries Central MP, Richard Frederick, Journalist, Jerry George and Julius James of the Vieux Fort Concerned Citizens Coalition for Change (VFCCCC).”

    Say no more
    Thank you

  7. 666
    April 24, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I do support them, but I hope it’s not political! I don’t like Richard Frederick.

    1. Truth
      April 24, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      Every time a group of people attempt to influence policy, it’s political.

      What this is, despite all desperate attempts to paint it as such, is partisan.

      Supporters of both major parties, as well as supporters of third or no party, came out to share information about this project that is so unfavourable to all Saint Lucians.

    2. karen
      April 24, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      If he was still in government he would already be learning Mandarin and Cantonese and eating with chopsticks. Don’t talk for the poor Queen’s chain. People can see right through this ridiculous charade. His hatred for Chastenet is such that he would see St.Lucia destroyed in his devious quest.

      1. Sophie
        April 26, 2017 at 2:45 pm

        You couldn’t have said it better…..Claudiass

  8. Truth
    April 24, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Was this a labour party even, for me to be reading the Labour party cannot understand they are not in POWER. Is power or office? No wonder there is so much discrimination going on, people believe they are in power, we must understand that is only temporary. I read some other NONSENSE, when was our seabed ever transferred to any private ownership? In this day and age people still talking that FOOLISHNESS?

    1. Anonymous
      April 24, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      You the only person talking foolish red coolaid talk, it was the ex pm himself who spoke about paying lawyers to lobby on our behalf to get impacs sanctions lifted and to defend the country against grynbergs lawsuit…. If itwas indeed nonsense why are we in litigation with grynberb?? The nice thing about this time we live in is the availability of info so it iseasy to identify the red coolaid peddlars . Time will tell

  9. Watching
    April 24, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Whatever happens with this so called “no money
    Investor” will be detrimental to all citizens of St Lucia. Don’t think you will not be affected.
    What does the Chinese “Take all King” have to lose? Ask yourself that question before you begin to accuse persons of being political. This is bigger than party. Our children and grand children depends on us to do what is right on their behalf .

  10. Eye in the Sky
    April 24, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Look at those faces and what do you see? A bunch of disgruntled hacks. My gosh they are just so shameless and bold faced. All of a sudden they find their voice. WHat a big joke, politricksters who cannot accept reality. You all LOSE damnit!

    1. Star Man
      April 24, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      So why are you still upset that you won?
      You and your Saddam Hussain Prime Minister will Never Silence the Voice of the People. NEVER!

      1. mags
        April 24, 2017 at 2:40 pm

        Not like Kenny and his 361. Not like his mongoose gang calling up the owners of TV stations and threatening them. Red Kenny was a tyrant.

  11. Sad-But-True
    April 24, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    We will take our country back!

  12. Star Man
    April 24, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Don’t be scared uwp surrogates… We are taking our country back. This is Saint Lucia 🇱🇨. Not North Korea!

  13. Concern
    April 24, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    You all can go about with all kind of protest but by the grace of God the project eill go on

  14. Das a protest??
    April 24, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Pure pappyshow. A bunch of labours, political opportunists and disgruntled people with an axe to grind.

  15. Anonymous
    April 24, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Why weren’t they concerned when Kenny sold our seabed for Grynburg?

  16. Anonymous
    April 24, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Labor Party hacks. However the projects will still go on.

    1. Anonymous
      April 24, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      IKR

  17. Anonymous
    April 24, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Jump high Jump low it will still happen. Sohira Alexander you are disgruntled by the UWP you supported simply because you did not get the accounting job with the government someone better qualified than you got it. Looking at your previous status on your page you were so much in support of chastanet, whether he makes a booboo or not and I could not believe why one would be such again him now. But you know St. Lucia is a small place we get to know things very fast.

  18. Anonymous
    April 24, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Remove Richard Frederick and Julius James from this. These two are not genuine. Just wish these guys would just sit down. Everyone knows what their motives are. They are making other people with genuine concern very uneasy.

  19. Terence Joseph
    April 24, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Those are not concern citizens are bunch of haters trying to stop progress. You see Richard fredick in this you should know it’s a bunch of sour and bitter grapes trying to rally people behind to stop what God has plan. Sorry it will not happen!

  20. Anonymous
    April 24, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    You guys are pathectic! When someone makes a legit objection concerning the govt you cry red you even tear down your own supporter who objects. Please dont fool yourself our PM can make big mistakes.

  21. Chris
    April 24, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    As long as you dont say that foreigners living, investing and paying taxes on the island are bad, I support you. St. Lucia shall not be for sale and not be racist.

  22. Vern
    April 24, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Round 2 will be bigger still! We will overcome and St. Lucia won’t be sold…..NO DSH….NO DOLPHINARIUM…NO CHASTENET!

  23. Anonymous
    April 24, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    All of y’all that against Richard, at least he shows UNDENIABLE FACTS. He does have agenda against chastanet the same way Rick Wayne has one against Kenny. Look at the message not the messenger

  24. Anonymous
    April 25, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    St. Lucia, IS FOR SALE, and I bought me a couple of nice chunck’s. Both in one in Marigot and one in Marisule. Didn’t even have to pay all that much$9.00E.C. per sq.ft. good deal for de Canadian,
    Yippee, cheap waterfront land, magnificent. Anybody wanna buy some property? I got some to sell.

  25. Quincy Anderson
    April 25, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    When the st Lucia times gets it right lots of those hacks will disappear forever we will not hear or see them again.

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