Saint Lucia

What is Saint Lucia known for?


dance+distinct

is characterized by the prominence of the quadrille dance, distinct from the French version and related to the Haitian ''mereng''. The quadrille is a potent symbol of French Antillean culture. Manuel, ''Caribbean Currents'', pgs. 140–141 Martinique and Guadeloupe are also home to their own distinct folk traditions, most influentially including Guadeloupan ''gwo ka'' and Martinican ''tambour'' and ''tibwa''. ''Gwo ka'' is a type of percussion music which consists of seven basic rhythms and variations on them. It has been modernized into ''gwo ka moderne'', though traditional rural performances (''lewoz'') are still common. Tambour and ti bwa ensembles are the origin of several important Martinican popular styles, including ''chouval bwa'' and ''biguine'', and also exerted an influence on zouk. Lucian folk music features ensembles of fiddle, cuatro (Cuatro (instrument)), banjo, guitar and chak-chak (Shak-shak) (a rattle (Rattle (percussion instrument))), with the banjo and cuatro being of iconic importance, and recreational, often lyric song forms called ''jwé''. WikiPedia:Saint Lucia commons:Category:Saint Lucia Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Saint Lucia


main success

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quot poetry

2011 jan 24 ts-eliot-prize-derek-walcott "TS Eliot prize goes to Derek Walcott for 'moving and technically flawless' work" , ''Guardian'' 24 January 2011 His works include the Homeric epic poem, ''Omeros'' (1990). Robert Graves wrote that Walcott "handles English with a closer understanding of its inner magic than most, if not any, of his contemporaries”.


songs work

: Trinidad creole songs work YouTube:bèlè songs accessdate september 10, 2005 In the 18th century, St. Eustatius' geographical placement in the middle of Danish (Virgin Islands), English (Jamaica, St. Kitts (Saint Kitts), Barbados, Antigua), French (Ste. Lucie (Saint Lucia), Martinique, Guadeloupe) and Spanish (Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola) territories&nbsp;– its large harborage, neutrality (Neutrality (international relations)) and status from 1756<


music history

Brunswick Saint John in New Brunswick, and Kitchener-Waterloo (Regional Municipality of Waterloo) in Ontario. In June 2007, WestJet added seven new international seasonal flights to Saint Lucia, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico as well as a third Hawaiian destination; Kona (Kona International Airport). History The modern music history of Trinidad and Tobago reflects the ethnic groups which form the current culture—French, Spanish, British, the African and New World

;LC" LC Saint Lucia 1974 .lc - History The modern music history of Trinidad and Tobago began with the arrival of Spanish settlers and African slaves who decimated the native Amerindian (Carib and Arawak) population, enclosing them in work villages called ''encomiendas'', which were controlled by the Roman Catholic priesthood. The native population declined precipitously, and the Trinidadian government


small picturesque

or to take a taxi as public transportation is inconsistent throughout the island. Expect to pay 80 to 90 USD for a taxi ride to the Rodney Bay resort area in the north of the island. More information on both airports can be found on the official website for the St.Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority By boat Cruise ships (usually one or two at a time) are frequent visitors to the small, picturesque harbor in Castries. An open air mall abuts the main pier and offers "duty free" shops. See "Buy" below. Visiting St. Lucia via a cruise is a popular option for travelers. During cruise season, many attractions throughout the island may be busy due to the volume of visitors from the ships. Ferries to and from neighbouring islands are available, if rather expensive. The most extensive official service is operated by Express des Isles, which runs services to Martinique, Guadeloupe, etc. Channel Shuttles Inc. operate a slightly cheaper ferry service (235 ECD including departure tax) to Martinique operating from Castries at 10.00 on Wednesday and 15.00 on Thursdays. They can be contacted on 7139701 4518161 or their office can be found in the ferry terminal just outside of Castries. Catamaran rides from Soufriere to Rodney Bay are also offered through a local tour company (to be updated). thumb 300px Soufriere (File:Saint-Lucia-Soufriere.jpg) Get around The main way for tourists to get around St. Lucia is by taxi, either arranged by the hotel, taxi agency or individual operators. The tours arranged by resorts are usually the most expensive way to travel but might offer food and drink. Using a local taxi operator to plan your own adventure will be much more affordable. Your hotel staff should provide you with a number of a taxi agency or operator that they use regularly. The prices are generally fixed but you can shop around to get the best rate if given several numbers. Many taxi drivers that run from the resorts to the marketplaces will offer tours of the island for around $145 per van load. Each van will hold between 6 and 12 people. For the budget travellers or the more adventurous tourists, local buses provide a cheap and fun way of getting around. They are small vans which hold around 10-14 people and vary in quality. They run irregularly, but frequently from rural towns to urban centers, (i.e. Soufriere to Castries, Soufriere to Vieux Fort, Vieux Fort to Castries), each day most travelling to Castries in the morning and returning to Soufriere late afternoon. They are very affordable and provide a unique experience each time; the vehicle operators often decorate the interiors and play their own music, either a mix of Caribbean flavours or country. If you want to try and take a transport discuss your route and travel time with one of the local staff familiar with the bus system. Many of them likely take a transport to and from work. Water taxis are a main source of income for many locals and can be a much quicker, convenient and picturesque method of traveling short distances to private beaches or coastal towns. Many water taxi operators in the Town of Soufriere can be found at the jetty. The rates of these drivers are a little high and can be bargained down. There are a few taxi owners who regularly play dominoes and sell drinks near the Hummingbird Hotel and Soufriere beach. They can offer a much cheaper rate. From Soufriere, you can take a water taxi to Anse Chastenet and Jalousie Beaches. A helicopter taxi can be taken from Hewannora airport to Vigie airport and is a quick and spectacular way to get to the resorts on the Northern end of the island. Renting a car is also possible at rates similar to those found in the United States or Canada. Driving is on the left-hand side and drivers require a permit ($12 US for one day, $21 US for 3 months). * Windward Islands - Windward Islands, the yacht charter company, can take care of all charter requirements, from bareboat to crewed in St Lucia (starting Rodney Bay and Marigot Bay), Martinique and St Vincent. Operating from 8 offices (USA, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Caribbean, Monaco). Talk ; '''Languages''' : English (official), French patois Virtually all residents will be able to converse with travellers in English. See * '''The Pitons''' - Two volcanic plugs arising from the sea created by volcanic activity in the past. They are listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site and depicted in the national flag. *'''Pigeon Island nature reserve''' - just north of Gros Islet, the park has some of the oldest buildings on St.Lucia and affords views across to Martinique. Do thumbnail The large and small Piton (File:St Lucia Twin Pitton.jpg) *The Sulfur Springs - just south of Soufriere, these hot springs are one of the main attractions on the island. There is a pool that the hot water runs through, so make sure to take your swimming trunks and go for a dip! *Rainforest hikes - there are several official hiking routes on the island. The Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries site has links to information about the ones they support. *Climbing the Gros Piton is an achievable goal for most people. The trailhead begins at an elevation of about 600 feet (approx. 180 m) above sea level and requires about two hours of moderate to strenuous hiking to reach the summit of about 2600 feet (approx. 800 m) above sea level. A further 1-and-a-half hours are needed to descend. Guides are required and entrance costs $30 US. Taxis or local buses can be used to reach the trail head. *Snorkeling is popular and a number of beaches are suitable. * SCUBA diving - done at Pigeon Island, one of the island's Historical Landmarks, as well as between The Pitons, a World Heritage Site. (758) 484 3346 (758) 285 7354. *Ziplining - Several courses are offered throughout the island. The courses in the northern part of the island are more complex and offer views of the rainforests. The course at the Morne Coubaril Estate by Soufriere is simpler and provides a view of the Pitons. Buy Castries market is a good place to buy gifts as is the JQ Shopping Mall in Rodney Bay. There is also La Place Carenage, a duty free and gift and souvenir outlet located in the main harbour of Castries. There you will find fine jewellery arts and crafts, ideal for gifts. Supermarkets have quite good prices on rums produced or bottled on the island, e.g., Elements 8, Admiral Rodney, and especially Chairman's Reserve. Visits by cruise ships over the years have generated a duty free mall (at dockside, Point Seraphine, Castries) with jewelry, souvenirs, art, liquor rums and other offerings typical for cruise shoppers. You may also find lower, "duty-Free" prices available across the island in strip malls and resorts. You may need identification as a visitor to qualify for duty-free treatment. Eat Local St Lucian food consists mainly of fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and a variety of curry, jerk, rice and stewed dishes. The coal pot is a delicious stew, traditional to native carib cultures and can be found at many local restaurants in Castries, Soufriere and Vieux-Fort. Vegetarian and meat rotis can be found at a number of small local restaurants. Ask any local for the best roti shop and he or she will tell you how to get there. Rotis are usually made fresh in the morning so, if eating a spicy early lunch is of interest, it's highly recommended. Local cuisine is prepared throughout the island so, depending on where you are staying, ask a local if he or she knows someone somewhere that prepares local food and you will be sure to be welcomed somewhere nearby. Many rum shacks in rural towns also prepare food if given advanced notice. Fish, veggie, chicken and goat meals are very common and usually come with a number of sides including salad, plantain, breadfruit, macaroni, and rice prepared a number of different ways. For a quick snack, barbeques with chicken and pork can be found in any community on a Friday night. The food is well marinated and spiced. Soak up the sauce with a barbequed or fried bake. Fried chicken and fish can also be found, and are quite delicious. There are weekly parties and festivals held in various communities throughout the island where you can also sample a range of local foods, including sea food, barbequed meats, salads and drinks. These festivals are filled with dancing, drinks, food and music. Let your hair down, try some cuisine and lime it up. Be sure to ask what is in the pots before you sample the food. For those environmentally conscious, blackfish is porpoise. * Friday night: Anse La Raye "Seafood Friday" * Friday night: Rodney Bay Jump-up * Every Second Saturday: Canaries Creole Pot * Saturday: Dennery (East coast) Fish Fry International Rodney Bay is full of people from all over the world and the restaurants reflect the diversity. You can find a variety of cuisines, from East Indian to Italian including local dishes of course, in a small area. Drink St. Lucia has fantastic Rum Punch. It's hard to go wrong. Highly recommended: * Chairman's Reserve (cask-aged dark rum) * Crystal Lime (clear rum infused with lime) Most bars will have both, even at the smaller resorts. In addition to rums, Piton Lager beer is brewed and bottled on the island and is quite good (although it has a slightly higher alcohol content than most American beers). It's usually offered in eight ounce bottles, often for $1 US. Also seen in coolers: Heineken, Champagne, Wine, Water, Coke (usually $1 US) Sleep St. Lucia is home to a huge number of resort hotels as well as small boutique hotels and self-catering villas, condos, and vacation apartments. * WikiPedia:Saint Lucia commons:Category:Saint Lucia Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Saint Lucia


scenic+natural

% electricity 240V 50Hz (United Kingdom plug) tld .lc callingcode +1-758 timezone UTC -4 '''Saint Lucia''' is a British Commonwealth country that is an island in the Caribbean, off the coast of Central America. It lies between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. The twin Pitons (Gros Piton and Petit Piton) are striking cone-shaped peaks south of Soufriere that are one of the scenic natural highlights of the Caribbean. Understand Tourism is vital to Saint Lucia's economy. Its economic importance is expected to continue to increase as the market for bananas becomes more competitive. Tourism tends to be more substantial during the dry season (January to April). Saint Lucia tends to be popular due to its tropical weather and scenery and its numerous beaches and resorts. Other tourist attractions include a drive-in volcano and sulphur springs (both in Soufrière (Soufriere)), the Botanical Gardens, the Majestic twin Peaks "The Pitons", A world heritage site, the rain forests, and Pigeon Island National Park, which is home to Fort Rodney, an old British military base. History Saint Lucia's first known inhabitants were Arawaks, believed to have come from northern South America around 200-400 CE. Numerous archaeological sites on the island have produced specimens of the Arawak's' well-developed pottery. Caribs gradually replaced Arawak's during the period from 800 to 1000 CE. Europeans first landed on the island in either 1492 or 1502 during Spain's early exploration of the Caribbean. The British failed in their first attempts at colonization in the early 17th century. The island was first settled by the French, who signed a treaty with the local Caribs in 1660. Like the British and Dutch, the French began to develop the island for the cultivation of sugar cane on extensive plantations. Caribbean conditions were hard, and many slaves died before they lived long enough to have children. The French (and later British) continued to import slaves until the latter nation abolished the trade, and then the legal institution. By that time, people of ethnic African descent greatly outnumbered those of ethnic European background. Thereafter Saint Lucia was much contested by the two European powers until the British secured it in 1814. It was part of the British Windward Islands colony. It joined the West Indies Federation (1958–62) when the colony was dissolved. In 1967, Saint Lucia became one of the six members of the West Indies Associated States, with internal self-government. In 1979 it gained full independence. Climate Tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season from January to April, rainy season from May to August; Experiences hurricanes. Terrain Volcanic and mountainous with some broad, fertile valleys. ''Natural hazards'': volcanic activity. ''Highest point'': Mount Gimie 950 m thumb right 300px Map of Saint Lucia (Image:Saint Lucia map (en).png) Cities *Castries - Capital *Vieux Fort *Soufriere - Old Capital *Gros Islet *Marigot Bay Get in Citizens of the following countries do not need visas: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Beglium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (includes Faroe Islands and Greenland), Dominica, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kiribati, South Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, and Zambia. For dependencies: *The Dutch municipalities of Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and the Dutch constituent countries of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Marteen *The French overseas collectivities of French Polynesia and Saint Martin *The French overseas regions of French Guiana, Guadelope, and Martinique *The British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Saint Helena, and the Turks and Caicos Islands *All three British Crown Dependencies *Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. If your nationality is not mentioned anywhere above, you will need to apply for a visa. As of the moment, citizens of Haiti do need visas but this is temporary. Most nationalities pay $50 for a single-entry tourist visa. It lasts 6 weeks, and extensions can sometimes be made at Saint Lucia's immigration department. You have must a completed application form, passport, 1 passport-size photo, funds to cover your stay, the $50 fee, and an travel ticket for leaving Saint Lucia to get the visa. Everyone will need a passport except citizens of countries in the OECS. For stays of 6 months or less, citizens of Canada or the USA can enter with any type of national ID card and proof of an onward ticket. By plane St. Lucia has two airports, * George FL Charles Airport (SLU), which is near Castries. * Hewanorra International (UVF), which is near Vieux Fort. George FL Charles Airport is closer to many of the all-inclusive resorts, has a modest terminal and runway able to easily support inter-island commercial flights. For less-experienced pilots in high-performance aircraft, the over-water approach and hills on both sides of runway can seem a bit harrowing, but prevailing winds are usually favorable. The airport is right next to Vigie beach, so it's possible to top up your sun tan while you wait for your flight. The terminal is about two miles from downtown Castries, so it is walkable if you do not have much luggage. Hewanorra is the larger of the two airports in St. Lucia. International flights from Europe and continental North America arrive at this airport. Many of the resorts in the north of St. Lucia require a 1 to 1.5 hour journey by car from Hewanorra. However, the journey north is a good way to see the island except if arriving at night. It is recommended to either have a rental car available or to take a taxi as public transportation is inconsistent throughout the island. Expect to pay 80 to 90 USD for a taxi ride to the Rodney Bay resort area in the north of the island. More information on both airports can be found on the official website for the St.Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority By boat Cruise ships (usually one or two at a time) are frequent visitors to the small, picturesque harbor in Castries. An open air mall abuts the main pier and offers "duty free" shops. See "Buy" below. Visiting St. Lucia via a cruise is a popular option for travelers. During cruise season, many attractions throughout the island may be busy due to the volume of visitors from the ships. Ferries to and from neighbouring islands are available, if rather expensive. The most extensive official service is operated by Express des Isles, which runs services to Martinique, Guadeloupe, etc. Channel Shuttles Inc. operate a slightly cheaper ferry service (235 ECD including departure tax) to Martinique operating from Castries at 10.00 on Wednesday and 15.00 on Thursdays. They can be contacted on 7139701 4518161 or their office can be found in the ferry terminal just outside of Castries. Catamaran rides from Soufriere to Rodney Bay are also offered through a local tour company (to be updated). thumb 300px Soufriere (File:Saint-Lucia-Soufriere.jpg) Get around The main way for tourists to get around St. Lucia is by taxi, either arranged by the hotel, taxi agency or individual operators. The tours arranged by resorts are usually the most expensive way to travel but might offer food and drink. Using a local taxi operator to plan your own adventure will be much more affordable. Your hotel staff should provide you with a number of a taxi agency or operator that they use regularly. The prices are generally fixed but you can shop around to get the best rate if given several numbers. Many taxi drivers that run from the resorts to the marketplaces will offer tours of the island for around $145 per van load. Each van will hold between 6 and 12 people. For the budget travellers or the more adventurous tourists, local buses provide a cheap and fun way of getting around. They are small vans which hold around 10-14 people and vary in quality. They run irregularly, but frequently from rural towns to urban centers, (i.e. Soufriere to Castries, Soufriere to Vieux Fort, Vieux Fort to Castries), each day most travelling to Castries in the morning and returning to Soufriere late afternoon. They are very affordable and provide a unique experience each time; the vehicle operators often decorate the interiors and play their own music, either a mix of Caribbean flavours or country. If you want to try and take a transport discuss your route and travel time with one of the local staff familiar with the bus system. Many of them likely take a transport to and from work. Water taxis are a main source of income for many locals and can be a much quicker, convenient and picturesque method of traveling short distances to private beaches or coastal towns. Many water taxi operators in the Town of Soufriere can be found at the jetty. The rates of these drivers are a little high and can be bargained down. There are a few taxi owners who regularly play dominoes and sell drinks near the Hummingbird Hotel and Soufriere beach. They can offer a much cheaper rate. From Soufriere, you can take a water taxi to Anse Chastenet and Jalousie Beaches. A helicopter taxi can be taken from Hewannora airport to Vigie airport and is a quick and spectacular way to get to the resorts on the Northern end of the island. Renting a car is also possible at rates similar to those found in the United States or Canada. Driving is on the left-hand side and drivers require a permit ($12 US for one day, $21 US for 3 months). * Windward Islands - Windward Islands, the yacht charter company, can take care of all charter requirements, from bareboat to crewed in St Lucia (starting Rodney Bay and Marigot Bay), Martinique and St Vincent. Operating from 8 offices (USA, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Caribbean, Monaco). Talk ; '''Languages''' : English (official), French patois Virtually all residents will be able to converse with travellers in English. See * '''The Pitons''' - Two volcanic plugs arising from the sea created by volcanic activity in the past. They are listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site and depicted in the national flag. *'''Pigeon Island nature reserve''' - just north of Gros Islet, the park has some of the oldest buildings on St.Lucia and affords views across to Martinique. Do thumbnail The large and small Piton (File:St Lucia Twin Pitton.jpg) *The Sulfur Springs - just south of Soufriere, these hot springs are one of the main attractions on the island. There is a pool that the hot water runs through, so make sure to take your swimming trunks and go for a dip! *Rainforest hikes - there are several official hiking routes on the island. The Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries site has links to information about the ones they support. *Climbing the Gros Piton is an achievable goal for most people. The trailhead begins at an elevation of about 600 feet (approx. 180 m) above sea level and requires about two hours of moderate to strenuous hiking to reach the summit of about 2600 feet (approx. 800 m) above sea level. A further 1-and-a-half hours are needed to descend. Guides are required and entrance costs $30 US. Taxis or local buses can be used to reach the trail head. *Snorkeling is popular and a number of beaches are suitable. * SCUBA diving - done at Pigeon Island, one of the island's Historical Landmarks, as well as between The Pitons, a World Heritage Site. (758) 484 3346 (758) 285 7354. *Ziplining - Several courses are offered throughout the island. The courses in the northern part of the island are more complex and offer views of the rainforests. The course at the Morne Coubaril Estate by Soufriere is simpler and provides a view of the Pitons. Buy Castries market is a good place to buy gifts as is the JQ Shopping Mall in Rodney Bay. There is also La Place Carenage, a duty free and gift and souvenir outlet located in the main harbour of Castries. There you will find fine jewellery arts and crafts, ideal for gifts. Supermarkets have quite good prices on rums produced or bottled on the island, e.g., Elements 8, Admiral Rodney, and especially Chairman's Reserve. Visits by cruise ships over the years have generated a duty free mall (at dockside, Point Seraphine, Castries) with jewelry, souvenirs, art, liquor rums and other offerings typical for cruise shoppers. You may also find lower, "duty-Free" prices available across the island in strip malls and resorts. You may need identification as a visitor to qualify for duty-free treatment. Eat Local St Lucian food consists mainly of fresh fruit and vegetables, fish and a variety of curry, jerk, rice and stewed dishes. The coal pot is a delicious stew, traditional to native carib cultures and can be found at many local restaurants in Castries, Soufriere and Vieux-Fort. Vegetarian and meat rotis can be found at a number of small local restaurants. Ask any local for the best roti shop and he or she will tell you how to get there. Rotis are usually made fresh in the morning so, if eating a spicy early lunch is of interest, it's highly recommended. Local cuisine is prepared throughout the island so, depending on where you are staying, ask a local if he or she knows someone somewhere that prepares local food and you will be sure to be welcomed somewhere nearby. Many rum shacks in rural towns also prepare food if given advanced notice. Fish, veggie, chicken and goat meals are very common and usually come with a number of sides including salad, plantain, breadfruit, macaroni, and rice prepared a number of different ways. For a quick snack, barbeques with chicken and pork can be found in any community on a Friday night. The food is well marinated and spiced. Soak up the sauce with a barbequed or fried bake. Fried chicken and fish can also be found, and are quite delicious. There are weekly parties and festivals held in various communities throughout the island where you can also sample a range of local foods, including sea food, barbequed meats, salads and drinks. These festivals are filled with dancing, drinks, food and music. Let your hair down, try some cuisine and lime it up. Be sure to ask what is in the pots before you sample the food. For those environmentally conscious, blackfish is porpoise. * Friday night: Anse La Raye "Seafood Friday" * Friday night: Rodney Bay Jump-up * Every Second Saturday: Canaries Creole Pot * Saturday: Dennery (East coast) Fish Fry International Rodney Bay is full of people from all over the world and the restaurants reflect the diversity. You can find a variety of cuisines, from East Indian to Italian including local dishes of course, in a small area. Drink St. Lucia has fantastic Rum Punch. It's hard to go wrong. Highly recommended: * Chairman's Reserve (cask-aged dark rum) * Crystal Lime (clear rum infused with lime) Most bars will have both, even at the smaller resorts. In addition to rums, Piton Lager beer is brewed and bottled on the island and is quite good (although it has a slightly higher alcohol content than most American beers). It's usually offered in eight ounce bottles, often for $1 US. Also seen in coolers: Heineken, Champagne, Wine, Water, Coke (usually $1 US) Sleep St. Lucia is home to a huge number of resort hotels as well as small boutique hotels and self-catering villas, condos, and vacation apartments. * WikiPedia:Saint Lucia commons:Category:Saint Lucia Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Saint Lucia


food producing

in what is today French Guiana began in 1624, and a colony was founded on Saint Kitts in 1625 (the island had to be shared with the English until the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, when it was ceded outright). The ''Compagnie des Îles de l'Amérique'' founded colonies in Guadeloupe and Martinique in 1635, and a colony was later founded on Saint Lucia by (1650). The food-producing plantations of these colonies were built and sustained through slavery, with the supply of slaves dependent on the African slave trade. Local resistance by the indigenous peoples (Indigenous peoples of the Americas) resulted in the Carib Expulsion of 1660. WikiPedia:Saint Lucia commons:Category:Saint Lucia Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Saint Lucia


football training

, moving to a nearby estate, and he was keen to stay involved in his children's lives, taking them to football training and to local parks. He attended Camelot primary school and was a boisterous child who numbered Mike Tyson and Diego Maradona among his heroes. WikiPedia:Saint Lucia commons:Category:Saint Lucia Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Saint Lucia


biography amp

migrated from Antigua shortly after the turn of the century. George Lewis died when Arthur turned seven and consequently all five Lewis children were raised by the mother. Arthur was a gifted student and was promoted two classes ahead of his age. Tignor, pgs. 7-8. biography&amp;hl en&sa X&ei kW8IT5eNN6bW0QG6-ZzjDQ&ved 0CDEQ6AEwAA#v onepage&q Arthur

Saint Lucia

'''Saint Lucia''' ) is a sovereign (Sovereign state) island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north northeast of the island of Saint Vincent (Saint Vincent (island)), northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. It covers a land area of 617&nbsp;km 2 (238.23&nbsp;sq&nbsp;mi) and has a population of 174,000 (2010). Its capital is Castries.

One of the Windward Islands, Saint Lucia was named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse (Saint Lucy) by the French, the island's first European settlers. They signed a treaty with the native Carib (Island Carib) Indians in 1660. England took control of the island from 1663 to 1667; in ensuing years, it was at war with France 14 times; and rule of the island changed frequently (it was seven times each ruled by the French and British). In 1814, the British took definitive control of the island. Because it switched so often between British and French control, Saint Lucia was also known as the "Helen (Helen of Troy) of the West Indies".

Representative government came about in 1840 (with universal suffrage from 1953). From 1958 to 1962, the island was a member of the Federation of the West Indies (West Indies Federation). On 22 February 1979, Saint Lucia became an independent state of the Commonwealth of Nations associated with the United Kingdom. "The Saint Lucia Constitution" (1978-December-20 effective 1979-February-22), Government of St. Lucia, December 2008, www.stlucia.gov.lc (see below: ''References''). Saint Lucia is a mixed jurisdiction meaning that it has a legal system based in part on both the Civil Law (Civil law (legal system)) and English common law. The Civil Code of St. Lucia of 1867 was based on the ''Quebec Civil Code of 1866 (Civil Code of Quebec)'', as supplemented by English common law-style legislation. It is also a member of la Francophonie.

The island nation celebrates its independence every year with a public holiday. The financial sector has weathered the global financial crisis, but the recession has hurt tourism.

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