Con­cerned Cit­i­zens of Saint Lucia Deem Whis­tle Stop a Suc­cess

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Con­cerned Cit­i­zens of Saint Lucia (CCSL) re­cently com­pleted the Whis­tle Stop Tour in the north­ern re­gion of the coun­try, the mo­tor­cade of ve­hi­cles trav­el­ling through a num­ber of com­mu­ni­ties within the ar­eas of Gros Islet, Babon­neau, and Cas­tries.

The Whis­tle Stop Tour took the form of a cit­i­zens’ rally that passed through a planned route, mak­ing many brief sched­uled stops along the way in order to share in­for­ma­tion on is­sues of con­cern, through dis­trib­uted ma­te­rial such as fly­ers loaded with in­for­ma­tion and short speeches.

The main is­sues of con­cern, which were the top­ics of the speeches and hand­outs, were: • The $2.6 bil­lion DSH Project/In­vest­ment for the south of the coun­try (Vieux Fort); • The sub­se­quent ad­di­tion of a cause­way link­ing Maria Islets to the main­land; and • The Dol­phi­nar­ium ear­marked for the Pi­geon Is­land Na­tional Land­mark in Gros Islet.

The slo­gans used whilst travers­ing the com­mu­ni­ties were, ‘Saint Lucia is Not For Sale’ and ‘No Party Pol­i­tics, Coun­try First’ as the CCSL is an all-in­clu­sive, non-par­ti­san group with mem­bers through­out Saint Lucia.

The Whis­tle Stop Tour has been deemed a suc­cess by the or­ga­niz­ers as there were many who joined them, and all ob­jec­tives of the group were met. The Con­cerned Cit­i­zens of Saint Lucia would like to thank all those who joined the group on the first Whis­tle Stop Tour, and who con­tinue to stand with them in protest at the var­i­ous con­cerns that af­fect Saint Lucia and its cit­i­zens.

The group will con­tinue through fu­ture ac­tiv­i­ties to ed­u­cate, sen­si­tize and em­power per­sons through­out the length and breadth of the na­tion. The Con­cerned Cit­i­zens of Saint Lucia group be­lieves that, as in­formed, em­pow­ered and en­gaged cit­i­zens, we can all work to­gether to bring about pos­i­tive change in our coun­try.

The Con­cerned Cit­i­zens of Saint Lucia will join the Vieux Fort Con­cerned Cit­i­zens Coali­tion for Change (VFCCC) on Sun­day, April 30 in Vieux Fort town to lend sup­port and to unify per­sons in protests at the DSH Project/ In­vest­ment be­ing im­ple­mented in the south of the coun­try.

The group will gather at the Wil­liam Peter Boule­vard at 11:00 am to leave in con­voy fash­ion by 1:00 pm to travel south to Vieux Fort. CCSL in­for­ma­tion items will be dis­trib­uted and T-shirts will be on sale.

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