Will Sa­maans Park In­junc­tion be Lifted?

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL - By

Faye-Chantelle Mon­de­sir

An in­junc­tion has been granted against Land­mark Events Lim­ited, the lo­cal event­plan­ning and pro­duc­tion com­pany, pre­vent­ing it from host­ing any func­tions at the well-known Sa­maans Park in the north of the is­land.

Adrian Augier, co-owner of the com­pany, on Tues­day con­firmed that an in­junc­tion had been im­posed on the own­ers of the venue bar­ring the host­ing of events there. In ques­tion is the noise level posed by the nu­mer­ous con­cert events which have been held there in re­cent times and guests of a nearby ho­tel who re­port­edly have been com­plain­ing.

Augier told the STAR that while the com­pany will abide by the terms of the in­junc­tion, an ap­peal has been filed. He said, “I have ab­so­lutely no prob­lem with speak­ing pub­licly about this mat­ter and what has tran­spired. How­ever, I need to clar­ify with my lawyer what in­for­ma­tion I am per­mit­ted to dis­close and what I can­not, to avoid my right from be­com­ing my wrong.”

The le­gal ac­tion pre­cip­i­tated the change of venue for last Sun­day’s ‘Ok­to­ber­fest en Kweyol’ which was orig­i­nally ad­ver­tised for Sa­maans Park. How­ever, just days be­fore the event, it was switched to the Gai­ety car park. Ac­cord­ing to re­li­able sources, man­age­ment of St. James’s Club, which borders Sa­maans Park, had com­plained about the noise level and its dis­tur­bance to guests at the re­sort. All fur­ther ac­tiv­ity at the park, which is owned by Land­mark Events Lim­ited, will cease un­til the le­gal wran­gle is re­solved.

Land­mark Events de­scribes it­self as “a new ser­vice fron­tier for the Spe­cial Events sec­tor in St. Lu­cia and the Caribbean.” The com­pany claims to of­fer “the re­gion’s most com­pre­hen­sive range of prod­ucts and ser­vices span­ning event plan­ning, pro­duc­tion, in­fra­struc­ture and cus­tom de­signed dé­cor.” Augier proudly re­vealed that Land­mark Events has op­er­ated for over 20 years, cater­ing for small, pri­vate gath­er­ings as well as high pro­file spec­ta­cles dur­ing Cricket World Cup. For him, “it’s all about the venue” but the com­pany will now have to ex­plore other op­tions to ful­fill its obli­ga­tions. How­ever, the com­pany is chal­leng­ing the court’s de­ci­sion to up­hold the in­junc­tion in favour of the ho­tel.

Has the sound of en­ter­tain­ment ac­tiv­i­ties at Sa­maans Park been si­lenced for good?

Has the sound of en­ter­tain­ment ac­tiv­i­ties at

Sa­maans Park been si­lenced for good?

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