Hilaire: How Did Galaxy Get CIP Approval in Saint Lucia After “Scandal” in Saint Kitts?

Ernest Hilaire, a prominent opposition MP in Saint Lucia, asks how Galaxy Developers got approval to be a developer under his country’s CIP considering its inability to finish the Ramada project in Saint Kitts.

Speaking to HTS Saint Lucia, Hilaire questioned the judgement behind granting embattled Galaxy Developers the status of Approved Real Estate in Saint Lucia in light of the company’s repeated delays in constructing the Ramada in Saint Kitts.

Related: Saint Kitts Economic Citizen Bets Galaxy EC$ 5 Million Ramada Will Not Finish on Time

“You know, there’s been an ongoing scandal involving the Galaxy project in Saint Kitts, but Galaxy just agreed to start, I think, two or three hotels in Saint Lucia,” said the South Castries representative.

“In fact, if you go on the CIP-site now, the first thing you see is an advertisement for a Galaxy hotel in Saint Lucia. They cannot even finish the first phase in Saint Kitts. They’ve been given more passports (sic) to start a second phase when they cannot even finish [the first], but they’ve been awarded CIP status in Saint Lucia. Who did that? Who reviewed the application? Who did due diligence on them and decided to approve Galaxy to be a CIP developer in Saint Lucia?”

Image credit: HTS Saint Lucia

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