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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

St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
Two persons were confirmed dead on the scene by a medical doctor. A third succumbed to his injuries at hospital. An explosion was reported at the Rayneau Q. See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
Press Release:-The Police Welfare Association offers condolences to the family and close friends of the late Sir Derek Alton Walcott. Members of the Royal. See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
On Tuesday, Saint Lucia's Ministry of Labour announced that it was embarking on a drive to clamp down foreign nationals working here illegally. Saint Lucia's Labour Legislation mandates that overseas nationals desirous of employment in the country ... See more..
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St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
Soleil, the Saint Lucia Summer of Festivals will kick off on May 12 – 14, with Saint Lucia Jazz, a celebration of Caribbean and international jazz music. Musical performances will take place across the island culminating with three major concerts at ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
Press Release:– Three graduates from the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College who are part of the Sandals Resorts International Overseas Internship Programme in Saint Lucia have been making waves in Antigua, where they are working hard at carving out ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
In addition to Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda now joins Jamaica, Barbados, Dominica and Trinidad & Tobago in banning meat products from Brazil. Brazil has been hit by a scandal after news that inspectors had been bribed to certify meat for export ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
By Melanius Alphonse: Not long after the general elections, it become clear, at least from my realism, what would become of an Allen Chastanet-led administration – the hidden consequences of change. Recently, the state of affairs has come full circle ... See more..
Antigua Observer 
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Mar 22, CMC – The RG Group of Companies Wednesday said it would give its “unwavering support and cooperation to the investigators” probing the explosion that left at least four people dead, more than 20 injured and at least four ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
Press Release:–Prime Minister Honourable Allen Chastanet has thanked the British Government for its continued commitment to Saint Lucia. Prime Minister Chastanet noted that the appointment of a Resident British Commissioner to Saint Lucia was ... See more..
St. Lucia Times Online News (press release) 
Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, last night urged political unity on the matter of investment in this country. Chastanet, a former minister of tourism, was speaking at the official opening ceremony of the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort and Spa. He ... 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
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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