Tulsie urged to postpone decision to retire

Director of the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT), Bishnu Tulsie, has been urged by members of the organisation to postpone his decision to retire, an SLNT statement has said.

According to the statement, a resolution called on Tulsie to postpone the decision and continue to manage the affairs of the Trust ‘during this very important period’.

It said the resolution received unanimous support from those present at an emergency membership meeting on April 29, 2017.

SLNT Chairperson, Doctor Vasantha Chase, had disclosed last month that Prime Minister Allen Chastanet wanted Tulsie to be sent packing on the basis that the SLNT Director had lost his objectivity.

Chastanet has claimed that Tulsie has not performed.

The Prime Minister said he was satisfied when he learned that the SLNT Director’s contract would end in October.

Tensions between the current administration and the Trust have been evident recently, with the  Chastanet administration proposing the zeroing of its EC$700,000.00 subvention to the organisation  in the 2017/2018 budget allocation.

The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) said the move was in retaliation for the SLNT’s opposition to the proposed Dolphin Park at Pigeon Island and the controversial $US 2.6 billion Desert Star Holdings Limited (DSH) project.

Bishnu Tulsie is reported to have expressed a desire for an easing of tensions between the SLNT and the government, saying that the organisation would welcome a meeting with the administration to iron out their differences.




as said was in retaliation for the organisation’s opposition to the proposed Dolphin Park at Pigeon Island and the controversial $US 2.6 billion Desert Star Holdings (DSH) project.





  1. Anonymous
    May 4, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Military style ruling ..ti chas bien fet..yo peh

    1. Anonymous
      May 4, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      Mais wee nou peh Gor Gor!

  2. Anonymous
    May 4, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Chastanet is the best pm evet. He right

  3. Anonymous
    May 4, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    He right, cross the T and dot the I Put things in place; is time v fort people get Jobs ; and is time ; to get works going on so Lucians can eat a bread, tired of hearing the cries of the people of VF

  4. Society
    May 4, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Yes Boy… you think some no name…vibrant individual and qualified also…will get that position..in St.lucia it’s about name and prestige..

  5. Anonymous
    May 4, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Chastenet is an animal and I want to see him personal to spit in his eyes and say what have u done. The spit is to clear his eyes

  6. Sad St.Lucian
    May 4, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    As St.Lucian we need to take one or two hints from Trinidad and Barbados. Those people there are very patriotic. Trinidad and Barbados believe that any major jobs such as have to do with something for example; the position Tulsie has would have to be given to a native. Barbados or Trinidad would never be given such a previlege to be head of such a prestigious job such as the Natural Trust. St Lucian like to sell out their own too much. No matter how long the man has been here, he is not a born St.Lucian. Go to Guyana and see if you find any born St Lucian in such position. I have come to the conclusion that St lucian do not like their own. Such a sad finding. When will we become patriot?

    1. Anonymous
      May 4, 2017 at 7:33 pm


    2. Anonymous
      May 5, 2017 at 11:08 am

      You take the cake! In case you did not know, the Director of the Barbados National Trust at one point in time was a historian called Dr. Lennox Honychurch…A DOMINICAN!!!! Mr. Tulsie is more patriotic than many of you ‘supposed’ Saint Lucians who have not contributed one bit to the advancement of the island – locally, regionally or internationally!

    3. Anonymous
      May 8, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      Have we come to being prejudiced against our own CARIBBEAN PEOPLE???????? SMH …….is what we have come to. Why cant people see the division and p0larization advocacy which is taking place.

  7. Anonymous
    May 4, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    St.lucia is for sale.
    Mama Helennnnnnnnnnnnn
    I feel your pain.

  8. Anonymous
    May 5, 2017 at 2:46 am

    I think more then 90% of those opposing the DSH are being political.I also think there should be more consultation moving forward but don’t oppose mainly on a political standpoint.

  9. Anonymous
    May 5, 2017 at 2:53 am

    ks too DSH there are so many talk shows that has image shm

  10. Anonymous
    May 5, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Chastanet’s desire for the departure of Tulsie is not democracy at work. It is trying to build the country in his image. There is a word used to describe such leaders. It is DICTATOR! If you think he is anything but……. Think again.

  11. Anonymous
    May 5, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Has Chastnet met any of his objectives since taking office?

  12. Anonymous
    May 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Maybe he has met his constant travelling objectives ,but not the 5 to stay alive objective

  13. David
    May 9, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    At this time in the development of our Caribbean nation, now in the 21st century and fifty five years after decolonisation and independence , I’m often bemused and cringe at the level of insularity that prevails in our pscyhe. It is one of the vestiges of colonialism! It only reminds me of how far we have to go as a people!
    St. Lucians in particular have benefited from migating to and cohabitating in other Caribbean nations in search of a better life probably more so than, on a per capita basis , than any other Commonwealth Carbbean people! St. Lucians in the 1940s/50s migrated to Cayenne and to Curacao. They could be found as pocknockers in the gold mines in the colony of British Guiana. They went to cut cane in the islands of Barbados and Antigua. In Antigua forty four years after the closure of the sugar industry there can still be found St. Lucian communities and they continue to migrate there, though this time as mainly domestics and labourers! Many a middle aged Antiguan and younger have been raised by St.Lucian live in maids! These are not one off situations the numbers run in the hundreds if not thousands. Just tune in to the obituaries on radio and note how many St.Lucians have family co-habitating in other islands! There are hundreds of S.Lucians in the British and US Virgin Islands! I need not remind all of the number of St.Lucians in Martinique where they are well known for their indulgence in petty and not so petty crime! It would be interesting if some one did a study of the level of remittances that flows back to St. L;ucia from these destinations and its impact on the St.Lucian economy and quality of life! We truly need to STOP!!!!!! STOP THE PETTY INSULARITY! It retards us as a people!