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PRESS RELEASE – The Government of Saint Lucia is pleased that His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Kensington Palace have accepted the invitation to be part of the Sod Turning Ceremony for the Royal St Lucia Turf Club in Vieux Fort on Friday, November 25, 2016.
The Government in collaboration with Desert Star Holdings Limited, notes the significant scope of the over $2.6 billion-dollar Pearl of the Caribbean project of which the Royal Turf Club forms part of.
This project will be of immense benefit to Saint Lucia in a variety of areas including providing employment for thousands of Saint Lucians especially in the south.
Desert Star Holdings Limited had been in discussions with the Saint Lucia Government for over three years on this project which was finally brought to light in July 2016 when the new Government signed a framework agreement to build the island’s first and only international standard integrated development. Construction of the initial phase of the project is set to commence in 2017.
The Government wishes to thank Prince Henry of Wales for being part of this ceremony, considering the impact this project will have on boosting economic activity in the south of the island and Saint Lucia as a whole.
The Government takes the opportunity to invite all Saint Lucians to come to the site situated on the St Jude Highway, along the George Odlum Stadium, to witness the historic proceedings, at 3:00pm on Friday.