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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.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

The Boston Globe 
The Walcott House, a museum that opened barely a year ago on the site of the childhood home of renowned poet and longtime Boston University professor Derek Walcott, has abruptly closed. The fledgling museum on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia has ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
PRESS RELEASE:-Castries, Saint Lucia – June 23 2017 – Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia has been welcoming back several of its former team members, who barely six months ago left to pursue what, at the time, seemed like a better opportunity at a foreign ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
PRESS RELEASE:-Castries, Saint Lucia, June 23, 2017 – With the launch last week of Saint Lucia Carnival 2017, we are officially into the third leg of the S. See more..
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St. Lucia News Online (press release) 
Earlier this month, the SLTB recorded a series of television interviews with ABC Tampa Bay in Florida promoting Saint Lucia as a premier tourist destination. See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
Former Saint Lucia Prime Minister, Stephenson King, has dismissed immediate plans to regain the leadership of the ruling United Workers Party (UWP). He wa. See more..
St. Lucia News Online (press release) 
The Community Relations Branch of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) is organising their fifth edition of the event. Police say that the festival connects the power of sports and strong mentorship, and is in line with the RSLPF's crime fighting ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
PRESS RELEASE:-Eleven alumni of The University of the West Indies are currently contesting positions on the Executive of The UWIAA Saint Lucia Chapter, in a bid to form its new administrative arm. Contesting the position of President are Ms Lydia ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online (press release) 
“In recent weeks, we in Saint Lucia and the rest of the region were affected by a global ransomware attack,” she says. “Through our Coffee Break intervention, we were able to discuss our Managed Security portfolio and best practices to protect the ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
PRESS RELEASE:-Peter and Company Distribution and Campari are introducing Saint Lucians and visitors to the island to yet another exciting experience. It is called Campari week and this innovative and engaging affair, will make a splash this Saturday ... See more..
St. Lucia News Online 
slide1 Everybody in life desires to have peace, everyone desires to wake up in the morning and have their family together and their home filled with joy. My house was not like this, not because we didn't want but because I didn't allow. I was the worst ... 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.)
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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