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:
CIPSaintLucia is no exception, with awareness of the pragmatic need for modernization coupled with its understanding of the needs of prospective investors, driving its innovative COVID-19 ReliefBond option under the Saint Lucia Citizenship Investment Programme ... Saint Lucia gains from a sustainable liquidity source.
"SaintLucia is thrilled to once again bring world-class performances to jazz fans and music aficionados who will travel to Saint Lucia from around the globe." ... The Saint Lucia TourismAuthority is the official destination marketing and promotion organization for Saint Lucia.
LuciaDistillers was formed in 1972 when the last two rum distilleries merged to preserve the rum-making heritage of the island ... It wasn't until 1999 when LaurieBarnard introduced Chairman's Reserve Rum, that Saint Lucia finally had its ambassador to the global premium rum market and re-established Saint Lucia's rum heritage.