Is Saint Lu­cia Be­yond Re­pair?

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

I feel that the gov­ern­ment is too short­sighted. What’s the 5, 10, 20 year plan for the is­land? I’m al­most 50 and St. Lu­cia still has wa­ter is­sues af­ter big rains! Why? Where’s the big in­vest­ment in in­fra­struc­ture? That’s the prob­lem. We keep build­ing fancy build­ings, ho­tels, shops but build noth­ing to han­dle the pres­sure on the sewer sys­tem, elec­tric­ity, wa­ter plants. I guess noth­ing will be done un­til there’s an out­break of some dis­ease that kills lo­cals and com­pletely de­ters tourists; then some­thing will be done. - Michelle V Carasco is the Pope Jewish? The un­canny irate of your stiff up­per lip, one has to won­der why you still live there. Where do you get your tuna? Can I sup­pose laden with nu­clear waste from Japan’s Tsunami? The Saudi’s con­nec­tion? The Libyan con­nec­tion as well. With your “Boy” quest for Chi­nese In­vestors (no­to­ri­ous for spitting on the en­vi­ron­ment wher­ever they lay their hats), the stench of the Cas­tries Har­bour might be is­land-wide. No prime min­is­ter will ever ad­dress the pol­lu­tion of Sim­ply Beau­ti­ful. If they do, they will have to start with its big­gest pol­luters: the ho­tel In­dus­try. - King Majesty A lot, my friend. It has to start with the men­tal­ity too; that work is the foundation. Sad thing is, I see it’s get­ting out of con­trol - the way peo­ple think and even treat each other nowa­days. I re­cently vis­ited and though over­all I felt safe, I saw lots that needs im­prov­ing: se­cu­rity, the roads, driv­ing habits, the way busi­ness is done. Plus some folk seem to have sticky fin­gers - my friend and I both re­turned with a few miss­ing items; for me it was per­fume; for my friend a gold chain and cel­lu­lar phone. So this goes deeper and as it is said char­ity be­gins at home. We’ve got to in­vest in our kids . . . - D’ior Travis You can share your views with us on www.stlu­ci­as­ Or like, com­ment and share on www.face­ stlu­ci­as­tar

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