Fond St. Jacques discusses sustainable tourism interventions

The Fond St. Jacques Development Committee has held its Second Strategic Planning Workshop.

The initiative, facilitated by former Permanent Secretary Mr. Sylvester Clauzel, was geared towards helping clarify the overall vision and purpose of sustainable tourism interventions in the Fond St. Jacques watershed.

The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (S.R.D.F) was amongst several key stakeholders invited to participate in the exercise.

To assist in the effort, group exercises were organized with the primary goal of helping to assess the potential tourism interventions for product sustainability and identifying indicators to measure key product attributes.

Mr. Sylvester Clauzel, facilitator of the workshop who is also a sustainable tourism consultant said that the Fond St. Jacques Development Committee had explored the resources that exists within the area’s watershed.

They determined, he continued, that “…given the resources that exists there—waterfalls, trails, and also land for agricultural opportunities— they would like to have support to help them identify the optimal tourism development opportunities within the area.”

Vice Chairperson of the Fond St. Jacques Development Committee, Dr. Antoine highlighted the need to accurately identify what is required in order to outline a clear path forward. For his part, Mr. Dominique Prospere who is a member of the committee expressed his extreme delight at the progress of the project.