SLP announces plans to intensify campaign against DSH

The main opposition, St Lucia Labour Party has announced plans to intensify its campaign against the government over the proposed Pearl of the Caribbean project that has been earmarked for Vieux Fort.

Opposition Leader Phillip J Pierre made the announcement during a news conference Monday.

He described the agreement signed between the government and the developers, Desert Star Holdings (DSH), is a bad deal that is grossly unfair and reckless. He repeated calls for the deal to be renegotiated.

Mr. Pierre further accused the government of lacking trustworthiness in its statements on the DSH Project.

“No one knows what to believe when the government is speaking on DSH,” he said.

Mr. Pierre also accused the government of flip-flopping.

“There are many examples (DSH, CIP, the Dolphin Park) on how the Prime Minister and the government say one thing today and another thing tomorrow,” Pierre said.

Pierre says the Labour Party will intensify its efforts to get transparency and accountability on the DSH deal.

He presented a four-point plan on how the party intends to achieve its goals.

  1. Call on the government to create an atmosphere where there can be national consensus on the project.
  2. Engage civil society partners to voice concerns.
  3. Public town hall and community meetings on the DSH project.
  4. Further protest action if the government continues to ignore the SLP concerns.

Mr. Pierre said the DSH deal is a national issue with far implications for St Lucians.


  1. Anonymous
    May 22, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    DSH is here to stay. There is no 2 way about it. Come, we are waiting for you all in VFort.

    1. Lucian 1
      May 25, 2017 at 10:49 am

      You embicile, you do not speak for Vieux Fort. A huge majority of the people in the South are not in favor of this project. I guess they promised you a job to clean the stables. Well guess what, we need jobs in the South but real jobs. We do not educate our kids to work in stables.

  2. Justice
    May 22, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    The pattern is well coordinated and clear.

    The dolphin investors are invited to a National Trust meeting to disclose their plans. What did they get? Hostiltiy and a barrage of insults spewed from the mouths of certain people at the meeting.

    Now Dr. Anthony stupidly suggests that the DSH investor is the one causing trouble in St. Lucia even when he Dr. Anthony has already called for unrest over DSH.
    The plan is very clear. All hands of SLP and its affiliates are on deck to stifle the government’s momentum in moving St. Lucia forward. All of them who have good jobs, big investments, fat pockets or sitting on hefty pensions fooling the disadvantaged people who already have nothing. But the people will soon see the light.

  3. Lynn
    May 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Pierre go hide your face……lol

  4. Geovani Jn Pierre
    May 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    “Further protest action if the government continues to ignore the SLP concerns.” 😂😂😂😂😂😂 so the government have to follow the opposition request now

  5. Anonymous
    May 22, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    It’s ridiculous! Let the prime minister do his job.

  6. Concerned person
    May 22, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Look no one says he can’t do his job but the deal is bad and we all will pay for it in the long run come out with the contract (Word deleted)

  7. Anonymous
    May 22, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    i feel its time we killed a member of slp starting with pjp so they will learn leave DSH alone

    1. Rastafari
      May 22, 2017 at 7:50 pm

      Do you know you can be prosecuted for this statement? You can be hunted down and arrested. The FBI can find wherever you are and charge you for threatening a public official. I know you are not too intelligent but you should be more prudent when making public statements.

      1. Anonymous
        May 23, 2017 at 1:49 pm

        oh trust me i know i am just not affraid of stlucian police or law dont worry it coming soon if they dont back down we and its not only me we will take it a step further

  8. Terence Joseph
    May 22, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Those guys was power the only implemented was nice the country had an unemployment rate of 24 %and to stop every project the government is trying to sign with investors. I believe they are afraid because Allen is moving at a pace they never expected. You all can match tell you all legs tied DSH not gonna stop. What did Slp all the years in power? Oh nothing! The unemployment among the youths are 40%and up. The prime minister is on role I don’t think you all about to stop him. Let progress continue.

  9. Anonymous
    May 23, 2017 at 1:31 am

    You go Rasta fari

  10. Marie
    May 23, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Pierre u little puppet go hide your face

  11. M I
    May 23, 2017 at 9:13 am

    What a dumb Prime Minister we have. People
    negotiate agreements to win not to lose. The only winner so far is Teo Ah Khing. It’s amazing how none of the black people in the PM’s cabinet can stand up and tell the PM the agreement is nonsensical and should be scrapped. Vieux Fort lands belong to the people of St Lucia not the PM. Why can’t the opposition party drag this man to court with all the missteps that he has made. Deport Teo Ah King now!!
    We appreciate the role of the SLP and the activists in Vieux Fort.

  12. Anonymous
    May 23, 2017 at 10:40 am

    SLP: Please stop portraying yourselves to be so DESPERATE ! In this desperation, you guys are making the party look STUPID and RIDULICIOUS! I am in no way saying that as the opposition party you should not be voicing your concerns, but the manner in which this is being done is sending a different message. I mean you guys were in of government less than one year ago and folks are still disgruntled about your performance. I mean the types of reckless and irresponsible statements coming from certain members are just mind boggling!

  13. Calvin
    May 23, 2017 at 11:27 am

    The article states that SLP wants to “intensify their campaign” of DSH opposition.


    The SLP seems to want to re-write democracy where it does not suit them. It doesn’t work like that. We’re not a small unstable African republic, much as they might like to believe so or wish it so through stirring poisonously unproductive social unrest. Newsflash — Our nation is a vibrant democracy.

    What part of the last five years was Pierre either blacked-out for, or was hibernating through?

    The evolution of DSH spans both governments.

    The election is over, get over it. Pierre and his loud cabal of fellow of nay-sayers need to quit being sore losers.

    Plainly stated, they are increasingly part of the problem, not part of the solution. It might seem to be that Pierre and the SLP are trying to co-opt and hijack what are simply the questions of concerned citizens simply seeking more information into, instead, a galvanized and fractious reactionary movement for their own immediate political purposes.

    One irrefutable fact seems to be conveniently and most unfortunately overlooked by this cabal of wannabe social unrest: A majority of St. Lucians recently voted, and gave the present government a firm mandate to lead our nation into the future.

    It’s that simple.

    Now is not the time for division and spinning our wheels in the mud of petty, back-biting partisanship that will only perpetuate what has been, and let’s just be honest, a very disappointing economic legacy.

    Now is the time for our duly elected government to undertake a bold vision of change, and that includes DSH. It was a bold vision of change, 40-ish years ago, that built Rodney Bay.

    Perhaps Pierre also believes that Rodney Bay was a giant mistake that should have been protected by a rigid moratorium on development and instead left as the mosquito-ridden, economically-barren swamp that it was.

    Stating the obvious, leadership is not a popularity contest. It involves, in part, taking decisions. It involves managed risk-taking. It involves listening and understanding each person’e story. However, leadership also means that not all decisions will be popular.

    Now is the time for the nation to come together and move forward.

  14. Anonymous
    May 23, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Why SLP agitating so much. Hypocrites! Kenny before losibg elections actually surveyed Shanti town. He knew ge would relocate the people andhe just mad because Chastanet gettung to do his project. Obviously that would mean more points for Chastanet. Kenny peh!