Court halts demolition of historic Castries prison in St Lucia


Demolition works at Castries Prison

By Melanius Alphonse
Caribbean News Now associate editor
melanius@caribbeannewsnow.com

CASTRIES, St Lucia — The Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) has obtained an injunction from the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court preventing the Saint Lucia government and its agents from continuing the demolition of the buildings and burial ground known as the Castries Prison, formerly the Royal Gaol, in Castries, Saint Lucia or continuing demolition works or executing any works on the property until the court makes a further order.

According to the SLNT plans were being advanced to demolish the historic structure but the Trust had been unable to verify that these works are approved by the Development Control Authority (DCA).

The Castries Prison is…

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