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.