St. Lucia

General Information, Facts and Statistics

General Information

The BBC Country Profiles include links to relevant BBC coverage, newspapers, radio stations, TV channels and an online country timeline. Update information provided.

The U.S. Department of State offers a detailed country profile on St. Lucia. This site focuses on implications for US/US policy.

Portals to the World is a service by the Library of Congress (LOC). The site provides collections of annotated website links for every nation as selected by LOC experts. Links are to both government sites as well as outside servers.

Link collection, part of the Latin American Information Network (LANIC) mega-site maintained by the University of Texas (Austin). Problems: links are not annotated, frequency of updates unclear.

The searchable version of the ‘Library of Congress Handbook of Latin American Studies’ is the mayor source forbibliography of books and articles concerning Guyana. Essential guide to academic resources, includes annotations. Updated annually (alternates between humanities and social sciences).

Sandra W. Meditz and Dennis M. Hanratty, editors. Caribbean Islands: A Country Study. Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress, 1987.


Official websites on St. Lucia

Das Auswärtige Amt bietet Länderinformationen über St. Lucia, gibt Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise sowie informiert über die Wirtschaftslage und Wirtschaftsstruktur des Landes.

The official website of St. Lucia's Ministry of External Affairs, International Trade and Investment.

The official website of St. Lucia's government.        


Facts and Statistics

The Country Indicator for Foreign Policy (CIFP)project represents an on-going effort to identify and assemble statistical information conveying the key features of the political, economic, social and cultural environments of countries around the world. Maintained by Carleton University (Canada).

The International Data Base (IDB) contains statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world. Output is displayed in charts and graphs, but can also be modified individually for use in spreadsheets etc. Maintained by the US Census Bureau.

The CIA World Factbook is a reliable, much-quoted resource on basic country statistics. Update information provided.

Geography and Maps


The Perry Castañeda Library Map Collection offers a comprehensive collection of maps in various formats (political, historical, relief, etc.). Maintained by the University of Texas (Austin).

Embassy World provides a collection of maps of various countries including Saint Lucia.

The Maps of World site provides both maps of Saint Lucia and basic information on the country.


Geography, Climate, Geology

Sandra W. Meditz and Dennis M. Hanratty, editors. Caribbean Islands: A Country Study. Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress, 1987. Includes information on St. Lucia's Geography and the Caribbean Geographical Setting.

News and Media


Radio Saint Lucia (RSL) - state-owned, broadcasts in English and Creole

Radio Caribbean International - programmes in English and Creole

Radio 100 - news and entertainment, affiliated to HTS TV

Hot FM - private, news and music



Helen Television Systems (HTS) - private

Daher Broadcasting Service (DBS) - private

Catholic Broadcasting TV Network (CBTN)



The Voice - three issues per week

The Mirror - weekly

The Star - three issues per week

The Crusader - weekly

The Vanguard - weekly

One Caribbean - weekly

Politics, Society and Culture

Political and Legal Situation

The Guide to Law Online by the U.S. Law Library of Congress is an annotated compendium of online sources for legal information including selected links to primary documents, legal commentary, and general government information about specific jurisdictions and topics. offers an index of political sites available on the Internet, sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media.

Wikipedia has an extensive list of political parties in St. Lucia.

The Political Database of the Americas (PDBA) maintained by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Georgetown University provides the collection, systematization, dissemination, and exchange of information, data, statistics, and institutions from a political perspective, comparative studies; and other resources relevant to the 35 countries of the region.


Human Rights Situation

Human Rights Watch offers frequent reports on human rights issues in each country.

The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices offers a detailed overview of the human rights situation in each country. Submitted annually to Congress by the US Department of State.



The BBC Country Profiles include an online timeline of each country.

History of Nations is based on information from the US Department of State and highlights each nation's history.

Wikipedia's History of Saint Lucia.

Sandra W. Meditz and Dennis M. Hanratty, editors. Caribbean Islands: A Country Study. Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress, 1987. Includes information on the

Historical and Cultural Setting,

The European SettlementsThe Colonial Period,

The Sugar Revolutions and Slavery and on

Political Independence.


Slave Trade and Slavery

The Atlantic Slave Tradeand Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record‘ is a collection of 1,000 images depicting Atlantic slavery. Images cover a broad geographic range, with the majority from West and West Central Africa, the English and French Caribbean, Brazil, and the United States. Engravings, paintings, portraits, photographs and punishment devices.

'Slave Resistance: A Caribbean Study' is a historical overview of issues related to slavery and resistance. Site developed by students at the University of Miami and includes a series of student essays.


Colonial Period

‘Caribbean Views’ presents a collection of high quality visual images (thumbnail, large and zoomable images) and texts housed in the British Library in London representing contrasting views of life in the British colonies in the Caribbean during the 18th and 19th centuries. The texts include almanacs, journals, travel narratives, personal narratives of former slaves, abolitionist tracts, and occasional letters and wills.

Empire Online is an exciting collection of original documents relating to Empire Studies, sourced from libraries and archives around the world. Each Section features thematic essays by leading scholars in the field of Empire Studies. (Access only via university network or vpn client)

The Making of the Modern World: full text database providing access to a myriad of historical documents, mostly related to economic and colonial history. (Access only via university network or vpn client)


Native American History

KACIKE: Journal of Caribbean Amerindian History and Anthropology offers articles dedicated to correct the long standing impression that Caribbean Amerindians were either irrelevant to the making of the modern societies and cultural formations found in the Caribbean basin, merely mute witnesses to history, or that they have been altogether absent in post-colonial Caribbean history.

Religions, Languages and Art
Ethnic Groups