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Health Volunteers Overseas is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve global health through education of the local health workforce in resource-scarce countries. HVO volunteers are highly qualified health care professionals who build local capacity by empowering health care professionals in resource-scarce countries with knowledge and skills to address the ...See More health care needs of their communities Show Less
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Environment
As a densely populated island nation, the tropical island of St. Lucia faces environmental concerns stemming from the overexploitation of natural resources.1 These concerns include deforestation, degradation of land and soil quality, losses in habitat and biodiversity, loss of beaches, and poor implemented environmental protection legislation.2 Additionally, St. Lucia lacks the appropriate up to date legislation that is needed to mitigate and adapt to the negative effects of climate change.3 One of these effects is the increase in erratic weather patterns and destruction of water infrastructures.4 Recently, the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Energy, Science, and Technology met to reexamine the effects of climate change on the island, as well as to develop new climate change mitigation techniques.5

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1http://www.pnuma.org/publicaciones/Final%20NES%20-%20St%20Lucia-2010-%20edited.pdf
2-4 Ibid
5http://www.stlucianewsonline.com/saint-lucia-successfully-executing-climate-change-obligations/
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St. Lucia News

Caribbean News Now (press release) (blog) 
Regional news from Caribbean News Now: The source for the latest news throughout the wider Caribbean. See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
Press Release:– Gros Islet, Saint Lucia (April 26th, 2017): The Landings gets set to stage its second annual jazz event dubbed Jazz on the Beach on Sunday May 7th 2017. The beachfront property will come alive yet again, on the backdrop of the warm ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
The Talk Show Host, who is also Chairman of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), told the Times that the two publications had quoted extensively from both local and international sources, including US State Department officials. Francis ... See more..
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St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
Press Release:-The Vieux-Fort Concerned Citizens Coalition for Change (VF4Cs) is pleased to announce to residents of Vieux-Fort and other citizens of St. Lucia that it will be staging a National Protest March in Vieux-Fort, on Sunday 30th. April on the ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online 
medical Government plans to enact legislation that will ensure medical and off-shore schools planning to or operating in Saint Lucia are properly accredited and maintain international standards. In her Throne Speech on Tuesday, Governor General ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
Saint Lucia Police have said that no foul play is suspected at this juncture in the drowning death of Rockbert Winelle Xavier, 20, a resident of Up the Line Micoud ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
Press Release:-Castries, Saint Lucia – April 26th 2017 – From a resort-wide lights-out to distributing some 10,000 re-usable bags, the Sandals Foundation is getting involved in support of Earth Day 2017. As sustainability issues continue to dominate ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
AVN:- After Cuba, Venezuela stands out as the second nation in the world with greater capacity for primary health care, an achievement that is possible thanks to the performance of Mission Barrio Adentro, a social program that has saved 1,769,000 ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online 
PRESS RELEASE – Participating teams from seven overseas territories have began to arrive in Saint Lucia for three exciting nights of boxing. The Dominica National Team arrived here Tuesday afternoon and all remaining delegations are set to arrive on ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online (press release) 
Tropical Shipping St Lucia Ltd Island Manager and Inter-Island Development Manager Gerard Bergasse, said the workshop represents many years of fine tuning Tropical's disaster recovery initiative to help strengthen the Caribbean resiliency to natural ... 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