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As a densely populated island nation, the tropical island of St. Lucia faces environmental concerns stemming from the overexploitation of natural resources. These concerns include deforestation, degradation of land and soil quality, loss of habitat, and poorly implemented environmental protection legislation.1

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St. Lucia News

St. Lucia News Online (press release) 
Now the once proud owner and chef, Denis Rosembert, 59, from Easton, is starting a pop-up restaurant around Norfolk and a French creole cookery school in St Lucia, where he grew up. Rosembert said: “People don't want me to close but I have been ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) (blog) 
PRESS RELEASE: The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards joins the world in marking World Food Day, with a call for use of standards in the agricultural sector. World Food Day is being observed under the theme, “Change the future of migration. Invest in food ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online 
It is estimated that over 80% of the food that we eat is produced outside of Saint Lucia and the Caribbean. Most medical experts agree that the massive consumption of imported processed food has contributed to the very high incidence of Non ... See more..
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St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) (blog) 
Child hunger is a social issue of key concern in Saint Lucia, as come citizens are made to deal with malnutrition as a result of their economic circumstances. It is therefore important that citizens play their role, and empathize with the plight of ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online 
(PRESS RELEASE) – The Saint Lucia Labour Party held the Closed Session of its Annual Conference at the Canaries Primary School on Sunday 15th October, 2017. The conference was attended by delegates from all seventeen constituencies and received ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online 
(BBC) – Two men and a woman have been killed as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles. As hurricane-force gusts battered the Republic of Ireland, one woman and a man died in separate incidents when trees fell on their cars. A second ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online 
(PRESS RELEASE) — Agriculture revitalization has begun in Dominica following the passage of hurricane Maria last month. A seedlings project coordinated by the OECS Commission, FAO, CARDI and an agriculture consultant has been undertaken to ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) (blog) 
PRESS RELEASE: Inspired by their visit to the Balata Government School earlier this year, Sandals guests Bruce and Melinda Edwards from Fairfax Virginia donated EC$16,000 (US$6,000) to the Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online 
(NEW YORK POST) – Flight attendants aboard an AirAsia plane that suddenly plummeted 22,000 feet caused passengers to panic even more when they began yelling in fear, according to a report. The plane was headed from Perth to Bali Sunday afternoon ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) (blog) 
(Reuters) – Andrew Lopas' plans to bring his marijuana business out of the black market with a legal, profitable and organic pot farm went up in smoke in the wildfires that have scorched Santa Rosa, California. After four decades of growing pot ... See more..
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Geography

Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago
Area

Total 616 sq km
Land 606 sq km
Water 10 sq km

Climate

tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season January to April, rainy season May to August
Natural Resources

forests, sandy beaches, minerals (pumice), mineral springs, geothermal potential ;
Natural Hazards

hurricanes; volcanic activity
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; soil erosion, particularly in the northern region

Demographics

Nationality
Saint Lucian
Population
162,781 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

The island nation has been able to attract foreign business and investment, especially in its offshore banking and tourism industries. Tourism is Saint Lucia's main source of jobs and income - accounting for 65% of GDP - and the island's main source of foreign exchange earnings. The manufacturing sector is the most diverse in the Eastern Caribbean area. Crops such as bananas, mangos, and avocados continue to be grown for export, but St. Lucia''s once solid banana industry has been devastated by strong competition and by Hurricane Tomas in 2010. Saint Lucia is vulnerable to a variety of external shocks, ...See More including volatile tourism receipts, natural disasters, and dependence on foreign oil. Furthermore, high public debt - 77% of GDP in 2012 - and high debt servicing obligations constrain the ANTHONY administration''s ability to respond to adverse external shocks. St. Lucia has experienced anemic growth since the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008, largely because of a slowdown in tourism. As airlines cut back on their routes to St. Lucia in 2012, tourism growth slowed. Also, St. Lucia introduced a value added tax in 2012 of 15%, becoming the last country in the Eastern Caribbean to do so. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$2.233 billion (2012 est.); $2.243 billion (2011 est.); $2.212 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

bananas, coconuts, vegetables, citrus, root crops, cocoa
Industries

tourism; clothing, assembly of electronic components, beverages, corrugated cardboard boxes, lime processing, coconut processing