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DSH Protests Continue

Image: Marchers voicing their concerns.

OPPOSITION to the US$2.6 billion project by Desert Star Holdings Ltd. (DSH) has not abated since it was first mooted last June as was evident last Sunday in the town of Vieux Fort.

Image: Marchers voicing their concerns.
Marchers voicing their concerns.

Based on numbers seen at various venues where people staged their disapproval of the deal, there seems to be increasing rejection to the project in its present form.

Image: Mobile protest?
Mobile protest?

From the lone figure of Christopher Hunte, host of the television talk show “Politically Incorrect”, silently staging a one-man protest against the deal government signed with DSH standing opposite government buildings on the Castries Waterfront holding a placard denouncing the deal each day for several weeks now, to town hall meetings across the country by both the government and persons opposed to the deal, to callers to radio and television talk shows, there seems to be no let-up to the backlash the DSH project appears to be receiving.

Image: VFCCCC says the protests will continue.
VFCCCC says the protests will continue.

Sunday’s protest march organized by the Vieux Fort Concerned Citizens Coalition for Change (VFCCCC) was one such movement against the DSH deal.

Image: Men bearing placards.
Men bearing placards.

Here’s a pictorial look at what went down on Sunday.

Micah George is an established name in the journalism landscape in St. Lucia. He started his journalism tutelage under the critical eye of the Star Newspaper Publisher and well known journalist, Rick Wayne, as a freelancer. A few months later he moved to the Voice Newspaper under the guidance of the paper’s recognized editor, Guy Ellis in 1988.

Since then he has remained with the Voice Newspaper, progressing from a cub reporter covering court cases and the police to a senior journalist with a focus on parliamentary issues, government and politics. Read full bio...

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