Former Prime Minister Stephenson King has told reporters here that the demolition of the former jailhouse in Castries did not have his input.
The Castries North MP is also Minister for Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour.
“It was a matter which resided in the Prime Minister’s office,” King said of the demolition of the Royal Gaol.
The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) has been up in arms over the affair, declaring that the Allen Chastanet administration reneged on a legally binding agreement.
But Chastanet has asserted that the agreement allowed the government to act unilaterally.
Stephenson King told reporters that the Ministry of Infrastructure was merely asked to supervise the activity at the site of the Royal Gaol.
“We were not involved and it really was not a project under our direction,” he explained.