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St. Lucia National Society

  • St. Lucia Red Cross Unites a Family

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    Maureen Winter is breathing a sigh of relief, thanks to the support of the St Lucia Red Cross. When news of the approach of the Tropical Tomas was announced, Mrs Winter began to feel a sense of concern for her ninety-eight (98) year old mother, who lived alone in Soufriere. According to Mrs Winter, “My mother lives alone, she has two helpers, one for the day and one for the night.

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  • More Support for St. Lucia Red Cross

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    The St Lucia Red Cross will continue its operations of providing immediate relief to victims of Hurricane Tomas. Despite the challenge of accessibility caused by lack of suitable transportation and blocked roads, the organization has been able to respond in fifteen communities, reaching out to more than six thousand affected persons in these communities.

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Saint Lucia is a small island nation with an economy that is heavily dependent on banana production. The crops vulnerability to natural disasters and increased competition from Latin American countries has hampered the economy, but advances are being made in tourism and offshore banking.

Saint Lucia has an area of just 616 square kilometres. The island is volcanic and mountainous with fertile valleys. The climate is tropical, with a rainy season from May to November. The country is vulnerable to hurricanes and volcanic eruptions.

Saint Lucia is a parliamentary democracy and is part of the British Commonwealth. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II and the head of government is Prime Minister Kenneth Anthony since December 11th 2006. Next elections will be held by December 2011. The country is divided into 11 administrative quarters and the capital city is Castries.

 

Contact the St. Lucia Red Cross

Vigie P.O. Box 271
Castries
ST. LUCIA, W.I.

Tel: +1 (758) 452-5582
Fax: +1 (758) 453-7811
Email: sluredcross@candw.lc

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