Saint Lucia

Country Description

One of the Windward Islands of the eastern Caribbean, St. Lucia lies just south of Martinique. It is of volcanic origin. A chain of wooded mountains runs from north to south and from them flow many streams into fertile valleys.The first inhabitants of St. Lucia were the Arawak Indians, who were forced off the island by the Caribs. Explored by Spain and then France, St. Lucia became a British territory in 1814 and one of the Windward Islands in 1871. With other Windward Islands, St. Lucia was granted home rule in 1967 as one of the West Indies Associated States.On Feb. 22, 1979, St. Lucia achieved full independence in ceremonies boycotted by the opposition St. Lucia Labour Party, which had advocated a referendum before cutting ties with Britain. John Compton, head of the United Workers Party (UWP), became the country’s first prime minister. The UWP, then in power, called for new elections and was defeated by the St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP). The UWP, with Compton as its leader, was returned to power in the elections of 1982, 1987, and 1992. Compton resigned in 1996 and Vaughan Lewis took over as prime minister.


ESD Project Proposal Summary (Sir Arthur Lewis Community College TRT )- SL
ESD Project Proposal Summary (Bay Gardens Hotel)- SL
ESD Project Proposal Summary (Dennery Hospitall)- SL
ESD Project Proposal Summary (Vieux Fort Police Station)- SL

 ESD Expenditure Report – St. Lucia

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  Overview of Energy data for Saint Lucia


 Local News

   Workshop on Simulation Tools for Energy Efficiency in Caribbean Buildings  Government Reports Progress on Geothermal Energy

   The State of Renewable Energy And Energy Efficiency In Saint Lucia

  Private sector positioning for a green revolution in St. Lucia

  ST. LUCIA-ENERGY-Government moving to develop geothermal energy sector

  St.Lucia holds talks with the Clinton Climate Initiative on renewable energy efforts

  Sustainable Development Ministry to embark on solar drying initiative

  LPM Calls for National Conversation on Alternative Energy

  St. Lucia unlocks help for new energy projects

  Introducing renewable energy sources may not significantly cut electricity bills immediately

  National conversation on alternative energy called for in St Lucia

  St. Lucia to intensify renewable energy development

  St Lucia aims for 35 percent renewable energy

  St. Lucia launches initiative to convert waste into energy

  BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Energy talks: be prepared