Thursday, November 27, 2003 - The Government of Saint
Lucia has given the go ahead for the construction of a brand new multi million
dollar luxury resort at Praslin Bay.
Prime Minister Honourable Dr. Kenny Anthony says the agreement was signed with
DCG Properties Ltd., a UK based company which recently announced details of the
initial phase of the Praslin Bay Resort.
It will be the first multi phase luxury mixed-use resort on the island and in
its initial phase, the developers say the US90 million dollar project will
include one hundred and twenty five luxury rooms, fifty mandatory hotel pooled,
two bedroom condominiums, a spectacular spa and fitness centre and a world class
signature golf course.
Prime Minister Anthony noted that the project “will not only provide job
opportunities but will also encourage the opening up of the island’s tourism
industry by providing more hotel rooms, which are vitally needed at this time.”
The Managing Director of DCG Keirron Dolby visited the island recently with his
professional team to begin discussions on a development and concessions
Agreement with the government and to finalise negotiations with the National
Development Corporation NDC.
General Manager of the NDC Wayne Vitalis commenting on the importance of the
project said his corporation fully supports the venture, as there will be
immediate benefits to the Dennery Valley and surrounding areas.
Dr. Anthony explains “We now look forward to the start of construction of this
hotel, which will undoubtedly create much needed employment for people from the
Dennery valley, but equally important, will also help accelerate the opening up
of our east coast to the vast tourism potential we know it has always had.”
Meanwhile the government has requested that the developers meet with the Dennery
Valley community to explain the project and hear their views and concerns.