Green Party against DSH deal

Green Party against DSH deal

The Chairman of the Green Party Andre Deciares has spoken against the controversial DSH project.

Mr. Descaires has described the proposed project as “pie in the sky” adding that it does not conform to the green and natural tourism product that St Lucia is known for.

“St Lucia simply beautiful, it’s natural. To go and do this Dubai sort of development down south? No,” Decaires stated.

He added: “I’m not totally against the DSH development but the way that it stands now is totally outrageous and we’re totally opposed to that sort of development,” he said.

The USD$2.6 billion Pearl of the Caribbean development is expected to occupy some 700 acres of land in Vieux Fort.

DSH Pearl of the Caribbean Maria Islands Project Saint Lucia

DSH Pearl of the Caribbean Maria Islands Project Saint Lucia

Authorities say the project will comprise a marina, a racecourse, a resort and shopping mall complex, casino, Free Trade Zone, extensive entertainment and leisure facilities, eco-tourism as well as architecturally designed villas and apartments

The initiative, thought to be the largest development project in the history of St Lucia, has also been strongly criticised by the main opposition, St Lucia Labour Party.

The SLP has said it’s opposed to the deal in its current form.

The Green party Chairman said while he believes the island needs more development south of the Barre D’isle, the currently negotiated DSH deal is not the answer.

“We  definitely need to develop south of the Barre D’isle so that these people (residents in the south) could have an opportunity for social upward mobility but what they’re presenting, the DSH, is completely ludicrous at this time,” Decaires said.

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has said that the project is still in the planning stages and that an agreement has been signed only for the horse-race track.

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13 Comments

  1. R
    May 22, 2017 at 8:33 am Reply

    Here he comes out of hibernation!!! Be sure to come off the “high” before making these statements!

  2. humm
    May 22, 2017 at 8:38 am Reply

    May be if they say give the lands to plant Ganja then the deal would be fine, BAVA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Anonymous
      May 22, 2017 at 12:07 pm Reply

      Wait Padner that might be a great Idea you have there, I wonder what the yield would be from 800 acres of ganja on the market, How long do you think it will take to bring in 2.6 billion?

    2. Anon1
      May 22, 2017 at 12:38 pm Reply

      That is precisely what should be done!

  3. Anon1
    May 22, 2017 at 9:32 am Reply

    You may make that comment as a joke but there is alot of validity in it.

    Ask yourselves this question when pondering over DSH.

    How many hotel workers have been able to send they children to university off the back of they hotel jobs!

    Then try and compare that figure ( if there is one) against how many farmers WERE able to send their children to university when AGRICULTURE was our main revenue generator.

    Whilst pondering on the above do some research into the multi BILLION dollar legitimate industry you call Ganja!

  4. kalabash kohshee
    May 22, 2017 at 9:35 am Reply

    These guys live in ga ga land. Go and observe abject poverty first hand before your silly pronouncements. It is is difficult to be objective when your head is surrounded by a fog of marijuana. Nature is beautiful but people need to eat and look after their children. Nothing has happened to change living standards for decades and banana money is no longer coming in. Bring on DSH.

    1. Anon1
      May 23, 2017 at 8:38 am Reply

      I guess all the medical professionals and law makers in the US where Cannabis has been leagalised were not being objective because they were all HIGH on ganja!

      What a ridiculous statement/comment pure papishow.

      I guess the UK government which cultivates Cannabis for medicinal prescriptions and research are all STONED out of they heads!

      If the SLU government were to really look at this “OBJECTIVELY” and decide to decriminalise but more importantly mass cultivate.

      The St Lucian economy will change for the better, over a shorter period of time and without having to sell our passports!

      Put that in objective head and try to rationalise the debate rather than closing your eyes to it!

  5. kalabash kohshee
    May 22, 2017 at 9:36 am Reply

    These guys live in ga ga land. Go and observe abject poverty first hand before your silly pronouncements. It is is difficult to be objective when your head is surrounded by a fog of marijuana. Nature is beautiful but people need to eat and look after their children. Nothing has happened to change living standards for decades and banana money is no longer coming in. Bring on DSH.

  6. Anon1
    May 22, 2017 at 12:40 pm Reply

    Come on people ask yourself’s this question. How hotel workers have been able to send a child or children to university off the back of they hotel job wages.

    Compared to farmers when AGRICULTURE was our main export!

  7. Anon1
    May 22, 2017 at 12:41 pm Reply

    It’s a BILLION dollar LEGTIMATE industry!

  8. 666
    May 22, 2017 at 3:20 pm Reply

    I agree with him!

  9. Anonymous
    May 25, 2017 at 4:06 pm Reply

    Agreed, all people hear is “JOBS” and their willing to sell the souls. Doing some reading and you will find out the Saint Lucia gets the raw end of the deal. The entire project is financed with OUR OWN CIP MONEY and the don’t get ANY OWNERSHIP OR PROFIT from any of the structures built. All we stand to get is jobs and even that is at the whim at the investor.So all the big job may go to his friends while the local get all the low level jobs. So people think read the document and make your own conclusions

  10. Anonymous
    May 31, 2017 at 1:43 pm Reply

    Tell me which investor who’s operating in Lucia presently including St. Lucians that the Government of Lucian is benefiting from their business ?

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