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SRDF reports multiple acts of vandalism at Sulphur Springs Park

By SRDF

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(PRESS RELEASE) – Staff members at the Sulphur Springs Park were greeted with a sight of utter disbelief and dismay as they were wrapping up their daily operations on Tuesday, 16th January, 2018.

Mr. Pontian Simon, Tour Coordinator, within the Sulphur Springs Park expressed that in his customary park routine checks, he noticed an unusual amount of water gushing from a newly installed storage tank. Upon closer inspection, he realized that it was not only this tank that had been leaking.

“It so happened that I went to the middle where the newly installed ten (10) 1,000 gallon tanks were installed to help with the water situation at Sulphur Springs Parks. When I arrived there, I actually heard the water dripping, to my surprise it was water splashing out. It appeared that somebody used a sharp object to slash the tank!”

“This was very disappointing. For someone to slash those tanks during the height of the tourism season really speaks to what I would call domestic economic terrorism.” expressed the Executive Director.

To compound on an already dismal occurrence, earlier during that day, a carpenter reported that a pole that had been inserted into the ground for the purpose of constructing a security post was brutally uprooted and discarded.

Both incidents precipitated a profound sense of annoyance and condemnation. The series of malicious occurrences comes amidst a multitude of efforts by the organization to enhance the quality of services.

In the pursuance to uphold a standard of excellence, Mr. Haynes stated assuringly, “We will replace those tanks. It will probably cost us about $12,000 to do so, but we will pursue the perpetrator(s) of this attack and we will bring them to justice.”

The Soufriere Foundation is a non-profit company located in Soufriere. Its mandate is to undertake social, cultural, human resource, tourism and infrastructure development in the Soufriere area. The organization which was established in 1993 generates revenues from its operational sites: the Sulphur Springs Park, Gros Piton Nature Trail, Comfort Center, Soufriere jetties and 88.5 Soufriere FM.

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12 comments

  1. Malicious, disgusting people, with absolutely no common sense or national pride. I would to that add selfish too, but would instead say utterly stupid, since there is nothing to gain from such acts, which are proof of the above description.

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  2. We have to use remote cameras to record those moving in an out of the area. We have to station a mobile unit there. It is not only physical pro when they visit this area. The politicians have reprobate minds and so are their followers.

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  3. SICKEN OPPOSITION ACT OF DESPERATION SEEING POSITIVE PROGRESS SRDF MAKING

    PUT SECURITY IN PLACE OR CAMERAS TO CATCH THESE TERRIORIST ACTS SO PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT CAN TAKE PLACE

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  4. SICKEN OPPOSITION ACT OF DESPERATION SEEING POSITIVE PROGRESS SRDF MAKING

    PUT SECURITY IN PLACE OR CAMERAS TO CATCH THESE TERRIORIST ACTS

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  5. And then they will say that nothing is being done for the place. Malicious people.

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  6. Will the culprit(S) ever be caught? These low - lives do these acts because they know that the chances of them being caught are very slim. The criminals in St. Lucia are aware of this and so they capitalize on the situation and continue to terrorize and destroy the livelihood of the people of St. Lucia. To make matters worse, some of our idiotic politicians instead of condemning lawlessness appear to be condoning it. If ever caught, those responsible must be made to feel the full force of the law.

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    • The sentencing must be made mandatory. No discretion by magistrates must be allowed. If you do the crime you must spend time rotting in jail.

      Nowadays, it is the criminals versus the rest of us who do not have guns, and cutlasses to chop law-abiding people.

      We must elect a new set of individuals and NOT PARTIES, who will change the laws to suit us and NOT criminals. Most of those elected today are mere shootshating clowns and jokers, all dressed up in bright red and yellow carnival costumes.

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  7. Maybe the reds

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  8. concerned foreign citizen

    Firstly the hospital now that. Sick people. Arrest; charge and throw the keys

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  9. Totally sick! Need to catch the POS as quickly as possible.

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