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.
- Call on the government to create an atmosphere where there can be national consensus on the project.
- Engage civil society partners to voice concerns.
- Public town hall and community meetings on the DSH project.
- 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.