Happy 37th Independence Day St. Lucia

February 22, 2016


independence-day-flag-saint-luciaToday as we celebrate the country of my birth 37th Independence, I will highlight a few things that a few may not have known about St. Lucia.

  1. St. Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman.
  2. St. Lucia has 2 Nobel Laureates (Sir Arthur Lewis; 1979, Economics) and Derek Walcott; 1992, Literature) making the country earn the title of having the most Nobel prizewinners per head of population than any other country.
  3. Our national dish is green bananas and salt fish.
  4. St. Lucia was named St. Lucy by the French who were the first to colonize them.
  5. The island changed hands between the British and the French 14 times (7 times each).
  6. We were ruled by Britain from 1815 to 1979.

Happy 37th Independence to all!

Enjoy some local songs that I found on YouTube:



Meli Mel

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Mom and wife originally from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia and now reside in the United States. This blog is about the day to day things I see and sometimes may encounter in this fascinating world that we live in. Live life in concert with your values! Never be paralyzed! Don't wait for people to change!

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