Concerned Citizens of Saint Lucia Deem Whistle Stop a Success
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.