The French were the island's first European settlers. They signed a treaty with the native 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 of the West Indies".
Saint Lucy, a Christian saint known as Santa Lucia in Italian, Sankta Lucia in Swedish and Santa Lucía in Spanish, has given her name to many places, and things that take their names from those places:
ProvenGroup has made significant strides in its banking sector with the acquisition of Fidelity Bank (Cayman) Limited — now renamed Proven Bank (Cayman) Limited — and Boslil Bank Limited, now known as Proven Bank (SaintLucia) Limited. Despite challenging market conditions, ...
There was a strong interactive focus on current trends like Artificial Intelligence, sustainability, direct selling and targeted digital marketing, which especially amplified exposure for our smaller on-island tourism companies,” said CEO of SaintLuciaTourismAuthority, Lorine Charles-St.
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Bluemina, an official Government marketing agent of the SaintLuciaCitizenship by Investment programme, and a leading provider of Citizenship and Residency services, celebrated the grand opening of its second office in Dubai with a reception attended by high-profile guests, industry leaders, government officials, and business moguls.
In response to this, SaintLucia has increased ...The government also improved its agriculture intelligence information systems, setting up stable markets for farmers and introducing new technologies into the agricultural sector in an effort to lower Saint Lucia's food import bill.