Concerned Citizens of Saint Lucia March in Solidarity

Concerned Citizens of Saint Lucia March in Solidarity

May 15, 2017 – Castries, Saint Lucia – The Concerned Citizens of Saint Lucia will be joining in solidarity with the St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in a Protest March.

The CCSL is an all inclusive, non-partisan group with members throughout Saint Lucia. The main issues of concern for the group are:

• The DSH Project/Investment for the south of the country (Vieux Fort);
• The subsequent addition of a Causeway linking Maria Islets to the mainland; and
• The Dolphinarium earmarked for the Pigeon Island National Landmark, in Gros-Islet.
• The NICE Program, where workers are now on the breadline, and other workers also because of announced closures and privatization of Government institutions.

April 23, 2017 saw a massive Whistle Stop organized by the CCSL which took the form of a motorcade through the Northern Region with stops in many communities where speeches, printed information and promotional material were given out in order to educate and empower Saint Lucians. The group also joined with the Vieux Fort Concerned Citizens Coalition for Change (VF4Cs) on April 30, 2017, in the protest march to lend support and to unify persons in protests to the DSH Project/Investment being implemented in the South of the country.

The Concerned Citizens of Saint Lucia insist and demand the following of the Allen Chastanet Administration, which forms the Government of Saint Lucia:
• Accountability and Transparency, especially with documents signed relating to the DSH investments, and that such investment be beneficial to Saint Lucia and Saint Lucians
• That CIP be amended to remove the negative clauses
• That our National Treasures remain untouched (Pigeon Island & Maria Islands)
• Good Governance that is dedicated to the people of Saint Lucia
• No to nepotism and victimization, for we are all Saint Lucians

The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), being the main opposition party, has organized a protest march voicing similar concerns; these concerns are the same of many concerned citizens of the country.

The Concerned Citizens of Saint Lucia, as a non-partisan group, will provide an avenue for non-politically aligned persons to join in the SLP protest. The group will wear the CCSL T-Shirts which depict the colours black and white. The Protest March starts at The Sab Playing Field (commonly known as the Vigie Playing Field) at 3:00 PM into the City Center to be followed by a rally on the Castries Market Steps.

The Concerned Citizens of Saint Lucia will continue to be a voice for the voiceless in Saint Lucia.

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11 Comments

  1. Jacques Boucle
    May 15, 2017 at 8:16 pm Reply

    When you do nothing in the presence of evil, you are giving evil implicit permission to flourish.

  2. Anonymous
    May 15, 2017 at 8:34 pm Reply

    Power to the people

  3. Mighty
    May 15, 2017 at 8:35 pm Reply

    “The Concerned Citizens of Saint Lucia, as a non-partisan group, will provide an avenue for non-politically aligned persons to join in the SLP protest.” Thats a joke (Lol)…
    Leadership 101 for dummies.
    – A good leader builds. (Eg.DSH)
    – Decisiveness is the cardinal sign of a good leader. (Eg.Soliel etc.)
    – A good leader takes hard decisions. (Eg.Closures)

    I feel sad for majority of my fellow citizens. This exact behaviour (ignorance & naivety) lead us into the state we’re in. A leader has decided to step up to the plate but its so sad to see such resistance with our so called educated oppositon leaders at the forefront. With all due respect, your attempts to oppose is boardering on stupidity, arrogance and selfishness.

    Leadership 101 for dummies Pt 2
    – Tell yourself the truth, and you will know where you are and where you need to be. (Eg.current state of affairs)

    SMH… If we are out rightly fighting such exceptional leadership which is being portrayed by the current administration, then we really need to consider recolonisation… No one is perfect, but by comparison, its a step in the right direction, and i know deep within the hearts of the opposition they totally agree as well…

    1. Anonymous
      May 15, 2017 at 10:44 pm Reply

      Miighty Mouse!

  4. Justice
    May 16, 2017 at 2:03 am Reply

    If concerned citizens is a neutral non partisan group then where was concerned citizens for Roachmel and Fernwell and Grynberg that costing us millions in litigation, and Juffali and the all important six years still not finished St. Judes hospital and after 100 million spent and counting.
    Does the sorry state of the stadium and Vieux Fort’s strangled health service for the past six years not trouble concerned citizens?
    So what does that say about concerned citizens? A SLP back pocket group.

    1. Ken
      May 16, 2017 at 6:54 am Reply

      SLP is so predictable. They hid everything and oversaw the biggest mess ever in St. Lucia at St. Judes. Now they will stop at nothing to prevent development in the south. They are just dying to get their snouts back in the trough.

  5. Anonymous
    May 16, 2017 at 4:53 am Reply

    Well done coin concerned citizens

  6. R
    May 16, 2017 at 8:43 am Reply

    Non partisan? you’ve got to be kidding!

  7. Anonymous
    May 16, 2017 at 2:03 pm Reply

    There are so many things affecting St. Lucia that the concerned citizens has turned a blind eye on. Now they want to B vocal. An arm of S.L.P. HYPOCRITES! Retarding development in the disguise of protecting environment. HYPOCRITES! HYPOCRITES!

  8. Anonymous
    May 17, 2017 at 5:32 am Reply

    Face the facts. If there really is a co concerned citizens whatever this time around it is a political group.
    POLITICS POLITICS POLITICS

    You could have organised your own march in Soufriere not join the SLP that is additional pressure. Smh

    FAKE …I AM NOT UNTERESTED

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