Saint Lucia 2014
Saint Lucia. In March, disaster status was announced due to water shortages in the northern part of the island. Despite rain during the following months, the situation did not improve. In July, drought was felt throughout the country. According to Countryaah.com, Saint Lucia population in 2020 is estimated at 183,638. The general public was urged to both conserve water and to store water in such a way that it was not contaminated and thus contributed to the spread of infectious diseases.
During the year, steps were taken towards increased cooperation between Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as well as Saint Lucia regarding investments in the telecommunications area, mainly in infrastructure for an expanded broadband network.
Saint Lucia – Castries
Castries, capital of Saint Lucia, Caribbean; 9 100 residents (2012). Castries, located on the island’s northwest coast, has a natural deep harbor, from where mainly bananas and sugar products are shipped. On Fortune (260 m above sea level) there is a fortress overlooking the city.