First encountered by Europeans around 1500, St. Lucia was settled by both French and British in the 17th century. Possession of the island was long disputed until France ceded it to Britain in 1814. Since 1979, it has been an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations
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- And, in addition to being seen as an avenue for boosting sports tourism, while making Darren marketable, Pierre said the SLTB also welcomed the prospect of a St Lucian selection on the West Indies team.
- On Monday Esther Simon, a St Lucian national now residing in Martinique, appeared before Senior Magistrate Floretta Nicholas charged with possession and attempted exporting of cocaine.
- A vibrant St Lucian squad reigned supreme at the recent 2004 Windward Islands Secondary Schools Championship beating out host team Grenada who settled for second place.