Gov­ern­ment Con­tin­ues Com­mu­nity Out­reach on Pearl of the Caribbean

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Gov­ern­ment of Saint Lucia is con­tin­u­ing its in­for­ma­tive and con­sul­ta­tive ses­sions on the Pearl of the Caribbean project ear­marked for Vieux Fort. As such, this week the gov­ern­ment held an­other town hall meet­ing to pro­vide the pub­lic with fac­tual in­for­ma­tion about the project and to ad­dress re­lated ques­tions and con­cerns.

The meet­ing was held at the Vieux Fort Pri­mary School on Fe­bru­ary 1st with pre­sen­ta­tions made by In­vest Saint Lucia, the Min­istry for Agri­cul­ture, Fish­eries, Phys­i­cal Plan­ning, Nat­u­ral Re­sources and Co­op­er­a­tives, and Equine In­dus­try ex­perts.

“So far the feed­back from the meet­ings we have had and have been set­ting up has been very pos­i­tive,” said Se­nior Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer for the Gov­ern­ment Ni­cole McDonald. “Peo­ple have been con­cerned about how they can get jobs and train­ing and we have al­layed some of the fear-mon­ger­ing and fake news which has been cir­cu­lat­ing in terms of ac­cess to the beaches and land use. The in­for­ma­tive ex­er­cises we are en­gag­ing in are part of our con­tin­u­ing drive to spread the facts with re­la­tion to this project which is poised to have a very pos­i­tive im­pact on the econ­omy of Saint Lucia and to the south of is­land which has long been ne­glected.”

The Gov­ern­ment also plans next week to en­gage the youth in Vieux Fort and the busi­ness com­mu­nity.

The Pearl of the Caribbean is set to be Saint Lucia’s first fully in­te­grated devel­op­ment which will bring in­ter­na­tional at­ten­tion to Saint Lucia and make the is­land an even more unique Caribbean des­ti­na­tion.

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