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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

ESPNcricinfo.com 
Heavy rains influenced a match in Basseterre for the second night in a row, with the clash between St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and St Lucia Stars called off after just 8.1 overs, as a lively Saturday night crowd was subjected to a frustrating wait at ... See more..
Antigua Observer 
“Darren is a St Lucian icon and has been a fantastic servant of both St Lucian and West Indian cricket. The Stars management would like to stress that Darren remains an important part of the St Lucia Stars squad and his performances with both bat and ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online (press release) 
(GIS) – The Minister for Agriculture, Hon Ezechiel Joseph, has voiced continued support for Saint Lucia's cassava industry as part of a wider plan to improve food security in the Caribbean region. The minister's comments were made earlier this year, at ... See more..
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St. Lucia News Online (press release) 
(NEWSROOM) – An Attorney-at-law who was involved in a serious accident about 19:40hrs on Friday night was found to be exceedingly above the legal limit of ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
(AFP) – The death toll from a mudslide and flooding that struck Sierra Leone's capital Freetown has reached 441, the government said on Saturday. “Four hundred and forty-one corpses (were) buried as at yesterday,” the deputy minister of information and ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
“Dwayne Bravo was very keen to get him into the squad given that we have still got some big games coming up against St Kitts & Nevis Patriots, Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Tridents. He will have a big role to play giving us another spin option.” ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online 
The inmate was reportedly stabbed by Junior Duncan (in photo) during an altercation Saturday morning. An inmate of the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
Guyana Chronicle:-THE Linden-based 'Come As You Are Ministries' on Saturday hosted a march against the legalising of homosexuality, which saw the participation of hundreds of followers of the religious sect. Joined by Lindeners, marchers used the ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online 
(REUTERS) – South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, allowing her to return to Harare and avoid prosecution for the alleged assault of a 20-year-old model, a security source said on Friday. South African ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online 
(ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – Xavier Thomas, 20, female shooting victim. Shot in the abdomen. Rushed to hospital in an ambulance. Died at hospital. 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