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A protest march organized by the Vieux-Fort Concerned Citizens Coalition for Change in conjunction with I WILL STAND and the Concerned Citizens of St. Lucia is set to take place this weekend in the south of the island.

The primary objective is to publicly express a joint position regarding the proposed DSH Project for Vieux-Fort and what the groups claim is the refusal of the Prime Minister to engage Vieux-Fort residents in discussion on how the project will affect them.

The organizations believe that the DSH Project presents a myriad of serious concerns to the residents of Vieux-Fort including the nearly 900 acres of prime investment lands to be given to one developer for 99 years; the potential loss of sustainable livelihoods of farmers, fishermen, livestock keepers and bee-keepers, among others.

A joint statement from the groups further notes that the DSH Project poses significant economic, social, developmental and environmental risks to the entire nation and the Vieux-Fort Concerned Citizens will continue to, through the National Protest March and other planned activities, raise and heighten awareness on issues of national interest.

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