St. Lucia PM Urges Citizens to Support ‘Pearl of Caribbean’ Project In South of Island

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St. Lucia Prime Minister Honorable Allen M. Chastanet

While addressing a briefing on the “Pearl of the Caribbean” project on Thursday, March 9, Prime Minister Honorable Allen M. Chastanet called for Saint Lucians to be “bold and courageous” in the face of new opportunities.

“There are always going to be the naysayers,” Chastanet said toward the end of his address at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian Beach Resort and Spa. “The people who can only criticize but never sit back and ask about all the people who are suffering. Do they live in those people’s homes? What does it mean to be unemployed in this country and also to be poor? Shouldn’t that be the priority of what we are trying to do? Does politics have no boundaries? I am asking the people of Saint Lucia to come out and support this initiative. You may not like every detail of it but what we are doing is putting a plan on the table of being able to move this country forward.”

“I am asking the people of Saint Lucia to come out and support this initiative,” he said. “You may not like every detail of it, but what we are doing is putting a plan on the table of being able to move this country forward.”

Chastanet was addressing a room filled with business persons, government officials and representatives from the various town councils in the south of the island. The purpose of the briefing was an update on the proposed phase two of the “Pearl of the Caribbean” project by Desert Star Holdings Limited.

“It is the intention of my government with what Mr. Teo Ah Khing and his team have done to now drive the south in order to take the bold and courageous decisions and to take our rightful place in the world,” Chastanet said. “We were elected under the theme of building a new Saint Lucia and we didn’t just marginally win this election, we won it with one of the largest mandates ever.

“It is the intention of this government to fulfill that mandate. Very clearly specified in our manifesto was the importance of the south.”

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