Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says an impressive amount of work is continuing on the Horse Racing track which forms part of the 1st Phase of the Pearl of the Caribbean development in Vieux Fort.
The first phase of the track includes a world class racetrack with turf and dirt courses, quarantine facilities, a polo field, barns and a veterinary clinic.
“Over 200 Saint Lucians have been employed on the first phase of the project along with 15 local contractors,” Chastanet wrote on his official Facebook page last week.
“More business employment opportunities will be created in the coming weeks with an estimated 500 jobs being created for locals as the Town Centre development phase of the project commences,” he disclosed.
According to Chastanet, very soon a training program will be conducted focusing on maintenance and administration of the track as well as training in hospitality, grooming and caring for the first set of horses which will be arriving on island before the end of the year.