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St Lucia

Overview and Key facts:

Capital: Castries

Land Area: 616 sq km

Head of Government: Prime Minister The Hon Stephenson King (Since September 2007)

Population: 165,000 (2007)

Major Languages: English (official), French patois

Major Religion(s): Roman Catholic 67.5%, Seventh Day Adventist 8.5%, Pentecostal 5.7%, Anglican 2%, Evangelical 2%, other Christian 5.1%, Rastafarian 2.1%, other 1.1%, unspecified 1.5%, none 4.5% (2001 census)

Date of Joining: 1979

Status of FOI Legislation:

Article 12 of the Constitution includes the freedom to receive and communicate ideas and information without interference as part of the right to freedom of expression.

Status of National Human Rights Institutions:

There is an Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner.

News Updates:

OAS to train officials in St Lucia and St Vincent to combat trafficking in persons: On 12 May Caribbean Net reported that the Department of Public Security (DPS) of the Organization of American States (OAS), with funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), is implementing a training program for police and immigration officials as well as prosecutors and judges, from 13 English-speaking Caribbean countries, in order to increase awareness and support the efforts of law enforcement agencies in combating human trafficking.

The fourth and fifth trainings of this program will take place in Castries, Saint Lucia, on May 13-14, 2010, and in Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines, on May 18-19, 2010.
http://www.caribbeannetnews.com/stlucia/stlucia.php?news_id=23106&start=0&category_id=20

 
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