Letters & Opinion

Give Vieux Fort A Chance

By Peter Josie
By Peter Josie

IN the general elections of 1997, the people of Vieux Fort were asked to ‘give Vieux Fort a Prime Minister.’ The propaganda promised that a vote for the SLP candidate and new party leader, would transform Vieux Fort for better. Since that time the man has been Prime Minister three times. Has anyone examined Vieux Fort recently? Its seaport, its river, its Coco-Dan, its airport and factory shells, its people? It was a long held dream prior to 1997, that Vieux Fort would one day overtake Castries, becoming the Miami of Saint Lucia. What has become of that dream?

Has Vieux Fort been transformed for better and have the people of Vieux Fort finally seen through the fakery and lies of 1997?

In 2016 the crucial question is, what can the failed Prime Minister deliver to Vieux Fort as an ordinary MP that he couldn’t (or wouldn’t?), as Prime Minister? The people had been warned that unprincipled politicians who fought for nothing and stood for less were bound to fail. Worse was to be expected from politicians who held confusing, poorly understood communist/socialist ideas. We were reminded that real men stood up and fought for a principle they hold dearly. Such men never run away from difficult political decisions.

Of the three election victories, how many times did he come to Vieux Fort so the people could witness the Governor General administer the oath of office to her Ministers, as was done recently by Allen Chastanet and his victorious UWP?

When Prime Minister Chastanet and the Governor General graced Vieux Fort within days of the June 6 General Elections, the Vieux Fort MP called it ‘rubbing salt in the wound.’ In whose wound, pray tell! It seems to me the real wound dear reader, was that which was inflicted on the good people of Vieux Fort (and Saint Lucia) over the past fifteen plus years, by VAT and other taxes.

Any political novice can see that the island’s economic future depends heavily on the development of Vieux Fort, specifically its air and seaports, its marina (proposed by Compton in 1992 at Coco Dan), its medical/technical educational complex, and in harnessing its river for irrigation and fish. These development loci must be wisely planned and integrated if they are to produce maximum benefits for Vieux Fort … and Saint Lucia.

The scandalous neglect of redeveloping Hewanorra Airport (HIA) hurts everybody. The idiots who formed the last government removed an exit tax which the Stephenson King-led UWP government had imposed to assist in rebuilding and modernizing HIA. Today, that exit tax would have realized at least EC$250, 000,000.00 EC, or more. That tax only affected persons leaving the island on international air travel. Instead, the same fools who removed the airport tax added new taxes on water, and more VAT on some local foods. Can you believe this? Hunter J. Francois, a former Minister of Education once said that, if you send an ass to university, all you had when he or she returned was a qualified Jackass, nothing more. Does anyone doubt Hunter’s wisdom anymore?

There are at least five elements to be developed if Vieux Fort is to prosper. First its airport: No other country in the Caribbean has the infrastructure the Americans left at Beane Field, now renamed HIA. Visionary leadership demands that a government looks at the entire HIA area with a view to locating a modern air terminal building and using all three runways. (Runway ‘A’ is already in regular usage and Runway ‘C’ (Caca-Beuf) needs strengthening and expanding to accommodate the largest aircraft). Runway ‘B’ would be expanded to link A and C and a new air terminal. The Free zone would be relocated, while some of its structures would be used for air cargo business.

The present terminal ought to be upgraded for regional air travel, air charter and American and Canadian airlines. The new terminal should be designed to service air carriers from Europe, South and Central America, India, Japan, Taiwan and the Middle East.

Then there is the marina at Coco Dan which is still waiting to be built. The land and sea area for this important Marina in the south must be clearly delineated to allow rational use by investors in hotels, guest houses and restaurants. A new bridge to replace the old wooden bridge which once linked the western part of the town to Coco Dan must form part of the development plans for the area west of the old river outlet.

Prime Minister Chastanet has already spoken of his vision for the Vieux Fort seaport – New Dock. A seaport serves no useful purpose without cargo and passengers. Besides a cruise ship terminal, port Vieux Fort should aim to become an active transshipment point. The possibilities are enormous, if we think global!

The fourth and crucial feature of the town of Vieux-Fort needing attention is the Vieux Fort River, which poses a significant threat to HIA during periods of heavy rainfall. It has been known to overspill its banks and damage the airport and main roads between HIA and Vieux Fort town. The silent threat the river poses can undermine the efforts of tourism development island-wide. The aim must be to properly harness that river with intervals of mini dams for irrigation and inland fishing. In so doing it should be borne in mind that that river has been diverted from its original course, at least twice in the last seventy-five years.

The development of medical schools and other hi-tec intellectual pursuits should be a major thrust in energizing the economy of Vieux Fort and the entire south.

Vieux Fort needs a complete makeover. To this end the people of Vieux Fort must demand the resignation of their MP. They must afterwards select someone who will assist in executing the development of Vieux Fort, regardless of party in power. The person selected must be honest and fearless and ready to work for Vieux Fort full time. That’s what Vieux Fort needs to usher a new day for better. That’s my wish for the town of my birth.

29 Comments

  1. Dreams and ideas of development are not the exclusive domain of politicians and their Doberman heralds= I know that you are self stimulating over your yearning for the official title of Emperor Chas’ Ombudsman.
    1992 was not the seeding of said port/marina feasibility.
    There were many REAL men of honor who lived within stones throw of the old wooden bridge,
    the old market that sat on the micro delta of the Lan-bouche who, during the heyday of the Caribbean Referendum of soon to be former British colonies.
    (No citations needed -Said info was passed on to me from the proverbial “horse’s mouth”.
    Your John Compton first heard of it from his Chief of cabinet GIRAUDY who got it from the grass roots and well to do of Vieux-Fort.

    1. Stooge number one: did you read the quote Peetar used by Hunter J. Francois?
      “if you send an ass to university, all you had when he ( DASSAULT MIRAGE, SON-OF-MAN AND POOP HEAD AL CACA) returned was a qualified jackass, nothing more”.

    2. If this jackass cap fits anyone perfectly, it would have to be the ones known as Allan, Josie, and the NY rodent from the sewers of Columbia U. in Harlem where he has a post graduate diploma in Poop.

      1. TIME: I am enjoying a long emancipation holiday weekend……can you say the same?
        You took the bait, so the cap fit you.

        1. Boog Fooh

          Negroes with a Caucasian witch named to honor her evil sister Elizabeth-1 a filthy and unhygienic female who enslaved Africans, as their Queen ? This Negro NY, who is celebrating his enslavement with a white pirate as his Queen, a Cross of a white man hang around his neck, and a slave-name like Thomas John Wayne, calls himself liberated, what a frigging joke. I know Jesus is your Bo-pierre, look at you:

          JESUS IS THE FATHER OF CONFUSED NEGROES

          https://www.facebook.com/BeingHeru/videos/1026960540725236/

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          1. DM: you hanging out too much in the Village…I new I saw you at that porn shop in the corner of W4 and 6th Ave.

    3. N(ot) Y(et)
      Got it!
      NY is a hermaphrodite who is N(ot) Y(et)
      ready
      -to decide on which gender persuasion suits him.
      However, his N(ot) Y(et)
      there-
      peanut gonads
      are leaning towards full CASTRATION (did we hear it SIGH- ou la la la?)
      Besides he enjoys the bombastic retort of being a B*TCH SHE MAN.
      Mr/Miss thing wishes to be like both Lady Gaga and RUPaul in the same body.
      It’s all good N(ot) Y(et)
      You can earn plenty $$ as a Drag Queen Waiter / Waitress at LIPS restaurant in New York City –
      if you can sashay your rump as loud as you vomit bile on this thread.

      1. next time you on lunch break on that grave yard shift you on: visit 7th Ave. south and Bank street…you thank me afterwords.

        1. NY:

          The Caucasian tells the world, “Give the Negro a bottle of alcohol, a vagina, and mattress and there’s no need to worry about him”

          There are some of us who do things other than sleep, fornicate, and consume alcohol like the Priest in the Homeless Shelter Presbytery, who spend their wasted lives mastubating and watching porn all night long, before instructing Negroes like Black Pete Josie to worship the Caucasian as his God and Master.

          I was up at two thirty this morning, and after making coffee listened to Juke Bois, and Charlie later in the morning, even made love to one of my wives and as you can see I am still awake, after listening to Andre Paul and Russel Lake, enjoying this so-called holiday.

          The next time I am awake at one I will try to let you know that it is not unusual for Doctor DASSAULT to be alive into the wee hours of the morning – try getting your lazy ass out of your ‘kaban’, at four AM, take a shower, Praise Allah, and see how the dawn breathes away the darkness; I think you will enjoy that.

          Surah Al-Inshiqaq
          In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.

          When the heaven is split asunder (1)

          And attentive to her Lord in fear, (2)

          And when the earth is spread out (3)

          And hath cast out all that was in her, and is empty (4)

          And attentive to her Lord in fear! (5)

          Thou, verily, O man, art working toward thy Lord a work which thou wilt meet (in His presence). (6)

          Then whoso is given his account in his right hand (7)

          He truly will receive an easy reckoning (8)

          And will return unto his folk in joy. (9)

          But whoso is given his account behind his back, (10)

          He surely will invoke destruction (11)

          And be thrown to scorching fire. (12)

          He verily lived joyous with his folk, (13)

          He verily deemed that he would never return (unto Allah). (14)

          Nay, but lo! his Lord is ever looking on him! (15)

          Oh, I swear by the afterglow of sunset, (16)

          And by the night and all that it enshroudeth, (17)

          And by the moon when she is at the full, (18)

          That ye shall journey on from plane to plane. (19)

          What aileth them, then, that they believe not (20)

          And, when the Qur’an is recited unto them, worship not (Allah)? (21)

          Nay, but those who disbelieve will deny; (22)

          And Allah knoweth best what they are hiding. (23)

          So give them tidings of a painful doom, (24)

          Save those who believe and do good works, for theirs is a reward unfailing. (25)

          1. SOM: Stop worshipping that spook you call Allah, at 2:00 am was getting ready for my morning workout before going on a 12 mile run. I do not worship that clown you call God or that bulla you call Allah. That story book you reading, have you delusional. I am a by-product of nature….

        2. NY:

          LAS MA-TEE, 12 miles my ass. So you will leave Castries run to Gros Islet and back in the dark? Sackwey ma-tez.

          I am driving by the Anglican School/La Pansee Gap the other night, and a jackass police in Army in Camouflage directing traffic in the dark and I almost run over that jackass; who directs traffic in camouflage clothing ? a sleeping Policeman, that’s who, and when you run him over you will feel a bump. This is not the first time I almost hit one of these non thinking “bob-bears” dressed to fight world war three.

          Now let me know if you will run on the Highway, Calvary, or Darling, so I can feel how you cause my SUV to bump. Or are you going up the Morne? Ciceron? Please tell me, so I can drop you off at Rambally.

          1. SOM: I just burned 600 calories spinning my (according to you) lazy ass…..now I am heading on that killer 12 mile run. No amount of praying can help you, if you visionless.

        3. You must be some kind of male stripper like Rickets John Wayne. Go easy on these steroids before you end up totally wasted like that idiot, impotent with anger control problems.

          I have to listen to Andre Paul talk a load of bible this morning about King “Nebrakanezza”, and why Lucians should be happy to be poor because Lazarus Chastanet went to Hell. Then Jukebois is playing music from Texas

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-ygkqeCtp8

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  2. The one point you should have made and like any mischievous Doberman from Animal Farm-chose to bury it like a ham bone- is the fact that most of Vieux-Fort’s Developmental potential (a geological wonder from the Divine Creator) is of a NATIONAL FRAMEWORK.
    Therefore, any capital resources for developing Vieux-Fort would automatically BUST the Meager national budget -forthwith!
    Thus far ONLY private international investors or grants from friendly generous international countries have responded adequately to the aforesaid large scale nationaldevelopmental needs- located in Vieux-Fort.

  3. Peetar

    Peetar
    No wonder Chas should not give you any official job above DOG POUND manager.
    Here was a brilliant opportunity to parlay development -economic uplift into a major touchdown of political kudos for Chas –
    INSTEAD your decades old venomous I BRUTUS dagger that you unsheath for Dr Anthony -clouds your nefarious judgement.
    When I read the title of your most misleading article , I anticipated a change in your pessimism and total disregard for Vieux-Fort……
    Alas, the snake head thrives through your schemes of deceit, malice and avarice.

  4. Until ALL St Lucia realizes, accepts and act proactively on the FACT that VieuxFort is a NATIONAL treasure then as a nation we will not do what private investors are willing to do…….and the spoils and profits shall also ELUDE us henceforth.
    This is the kind of truth that Odlum and your ancient FORUM would have brought to bare – in a language and simplicity that the common citizen would have understood….
    Alas, PEETAR JUDAS JOSIE -even at the ripe age of ALTRUISTIC character developmental level (Kohl)
    suffers from severe ARRESTED Development concurrent with your chronic psychosis classification.
    Ole boy,
    LIQUOR and timely tithe indulgences to Micoud Street minor basilica are not remedies 🙂 ! 🙂

  5. Vieux-Fort should DEMAND a 7 day Visa for every time you wish to enter its environs !
    On that seque, do you realise how small Sint Maarten and Saint Martin are -sharing the same islandI propose that the old Parish Boundaries of Vieux- Fort and Laborie along with Choiseul could form a lucrative formidable mini republic on the isle of St Lucia 🙂 🙂 _}
    You see the kind of “crazy ‘ thoughts you trigger -from hanging out _taking a lime -with your BAAD self!

  6. Revolution by
    The Beatles

    You say you got a real solution
    Well, you know
    We’d all love to see the plan
    ……………………
    and Chairman Mao did become an oppressive dictator… ditto his cousin Stalin

  7. /

    ANOTHER BOXING IN PARADISE.

    Allen Chastanet is such a Con man, that I am laughing my gut out to see this Con Artiste play you idiots like a flute.

    HONG KONG IS CHINA, and you brain damaged Negroes need to understand the ramifications especially with regard to Taiwan. Allen Las semen Gwen, veiux sallopwee, las vollier, ek mewn kai ba-woo eh jamet matlow, Melania Trump, seysey femme uo. sackwey malpwop. Mi jamet la:

    https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/melania_-_copie_2.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=664

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  8. Peter Josie, you are a vile and despicable human being. No wonder you are in such a dilapidated state. Sir, it is perfectly fine to disagree with someone but when you start using fighting words like calling your opponent idiot all you are doing is describing yourself. Josie you are a sick human who should have his head examine. You lack decorum and positive values. I expect nothing better from a man who took seven years to complete a four year agriculture degree. What a shame!

  9. Ah-HA!
    Thanks for sharing Monsieur Jacques……..
    So, Peter your early developmental bibliography is nearly complete. I have a most concise GPS navigation of your WEAK-KED mentality (a superfluous layering of weak and wicked via poetic license).
    So according to your OWN book:
    -You were caretaker of your father’s GOATS. The musk must have clinged to you with the intensity of a Clingon Warrior (Star Trek)….n’est pas?
    – Is it too much to deduce that you encountered developmental issues with GIRLS as a result of the implicit ramifications of being a full time GOAT flock caretaker…What with the perennial STENCH! The near UNTOUCHABLES class (as in India). Hmmmmmm. India?????????????Only Britain gets more more rigidly CASTE/Class stratified -in the entire Commonwealth. We shall revisit your India / Africa cultural polarity at a more tender opportunity.
    – And of course the macho world of post ww2 Vfort was most uncompromising for your fragile ego.
    -I wish I had a measure of your PERSECUTORY ANXIETY..oui.
    -Shunned by comely girls and tormented by gender confident -if not boisterous, he-boys; you must have schemed venomous REVENGE as you stewed in your rage.
    -Your dad was generous and made use of his community connections to prepare you for ST MAry’s College.
    – You made the entrance qualifier with much DIRECT close SUPPLEMENTAL tutoring from Masters Johannes & Stanislaus. Priceless!!
    – But what do you do with this priceless gift? Ah the REPRESSED libido is liberated by your ID controlled ego. You must PROVE that your gender apparatus is a power goat. So you seduce your teen virgin and impregnate her on your maiden voyage (no pun intended).
    There …le cause and effect of your prolonged attainment of that agriculture degree.
    You have always taken the easy path – especially when conceited rewards are available for exploitation.
    Motivated by revenge in the loneliness of the earthen hangars ole Beane Field amidst the stench of your goats and the ridicule of boys and girls; we can hypothesize the potential of your developing a schizoid personality superimposed on a Hermaphrodite sexual persuasion/orientation (NB Your affinity with Rigo & Issac- no strangers to the gender bending paradigm…n’est pas ?)
    I bet you felt like a sea goat as you SNARED your hapless maiden, then like a sea horse after you impregnated her……….to be continued???

  10. Peetar/
    There is a pubescent mentality with the blog nom de plume initiating skirmishes /distractions to deflect my salvos upon your feeble defenses.
    I suspect a paternal or Grecian boy man bond or pact between you and the blog responder NY. His manic responses reveal a near suicidal obsession with you.
    I do hope he is merely your “Mal mama jamette”…..

  11. should read nom de plume NY (NY) is he your son or masseuse (it is understood that massage parlors are the most erotica you can avail -from your inebriated geriartric perch….n’est pas
    Tally ho!

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