PRESS RELEASE – Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa condemns in the strongest manner the slaughter of sea turtle in the area of the hotel during the evening of Monday, 12th June to the early hours Tuesday, 13th, June, 2016.
The carcass of an adult hawksbill turtle was discovered at day break, void of most of its flesh and the eggs which it was about to hatch.
The police and officials of the Department of Fisheries and the St Lucia National Trust were summons and visited the site as part of investigations into this incident.
The hotel is deeply saddened at this development and calls upon perpetuators to desist from such acts of savagery which is detrimental to our image as a destination and the sustainability of the marine turtle fisheries.
The resort will be increasing its monitoring and surveillance with immediate effect in order to minimize the reoccurrence of similar incidence in the future.
Persons with any information related to this latest incident are encouraged to contact the police or officials of the Department of Fisheries or the St Lucia National Trust.