Director of the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT), Bishnu Tulsie, plans to quit the post in later this year, sources have confirmed.
Tulsie’s current contract expires in October.
He has been at the helm of the organisation since 2005.
The SLNT has begun advertising the post of Director, inviting interested persons to submit their applications by March 1, 2019.
With Bishnu Tulsie as Director, the SLNT has had a sometimes acrimonious relationship with the Allen Chastanet administration, especially over the proposal to have a Dolphin Park here.
In March, 2017, Chastanet accused the Trust of being disrespectful to investors and had accused Tulsie of making ‘false allegations’.
The Trust had even announced plans to take legal action against the proposed dolphin park.
There has been speculation that by continuing as Director, Tulsie is harming the organisation and hence his decision to bow out.
The Trust was established in 1975 by an Act of Parliament to protect and preserve for the benefit of the State, places of natural beauty and their flora and fauna, and places and objects of cultural significance.
According to the organisation, it manages twenty five sites but its work is focused on its mandate at the national level.
“It is a membership organisation that employs professional and support staff to fulfill its mandate and is governed by a Council.”