SLNT to meet dolphinarium investors

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Investors in the proposed dolphin project at Pigeon Island are scheduled to meet representatives of the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) on Saturday, SLNT council member, Calixte George Jr, has disclosed.

George said a proposal has been put to the SLNT for the use of the marine space around Pigeon Island for the establishment of a dolphinarium.

‘The trust believes that as a membership organisation we should allow our members to hear the proposal and hear what they have to say about it,” he told the Times.

Several environmentalists and animal rights campaigners have expressed their concern about the dolphin project.

The family of  well-known Saint Lucian conservationist,  Robert J. Devaux, recently wrote an open letter to Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet,  urging him to put a stop the project  which according to reports, will  also see the construction of a restaurant, gift shop, and swimming pool on Pigeon Island.

The Devaux family said in the open letter that such commercial activity will do nothing to enhance the natural beauty or historic charm of the park.

The family launched an online petition against the initiative.

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3 COMMENTS

    • Maybe you one of the bargain visitors who’s spending here is very insignificant …….but its also hypocritical on your part because zoos and other animal enclosures are so wide spread that chances are you live in a country where this is perfectly legal but you come here and talk like you have some sort of moral high ground…….again its your choice to visit or not, happy that we are pivoting away from the sphere of influence of the likes of your kind whose countries benefitted from our exploitation but love to see the locals poor and hungry so you can keep having your cheap holidays

  1. John its ebbing in your part of the world( the west) which makes up less than one fifth of world population. ?…..many many cigar smokers still left, in fact the value of the trade actually rising sir………if the investment is a private one why are we sò concerned about the investor and he losing his money especially if it is spent here? If you are morally against these establishment or their activity , its easy to just not visit, like I avoid the casino, but instead of doing that you prefer for the money to not be spent here…..maybe those who would be employed should instead visit your home for a weekly stipend?

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