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ENTP 220 - St. Lucia
Transcript of ENTP 220 - St. Lucia
St. Lucia was first known populaces by Arawaks and Carib Indians
Columbus navigator was the first European to discover St. Lucia in 1502.
The British came in 1667 followed by the French.
They stayed for 150 years before it was finally ceded to the British in 1814.
The island changed hands fourteen times because of the disputes between French and the English.
In 1778 the English declared war in St. Lucia
St. Lucia gained independence on February 22, 1979 Alicia Ramai
Lisa Blackman ENTP 220 Introduction St. Lucia Small, lush tropical island,
One of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles,
St. Lucia is filled with natural beauty.
Exciting and exotic activities available on St. Lucia Banana The banana industry accounted for 41% of St. Lucia’s exports with its major market being the UK.
A special program was developed to improve productivity and efficiency in the context of increasing competition.
Since then, banana production saw fluctuations.
In 2008 it was 38,359 tonnes produced with revenue of 58.91 EC $million, Livestock & Fisheries Drawbacks Recommendations Thank You
Enjoy the ham :- ) History
At the same time that the Europeans were bringing their own cultures to St. Lucia, African and East Indians culture was becoming established. Main source of fiscal revenue comes from agriculture such as bananas, cocoa and citrus for exports, tourism as well as small-scale manufacturing,
Foreign business and investment through its offshore banking and tourism industries.
Inflation is said to be estimated at 2.6% yr 2011.
The largest investment is petroleum storage and transhipment terminal ,
A member of CARICOM,ECCM,UN and OECS. Economy Contributed 4.1% to GDP in 2011 with a labor force of 21.7% ,
The banana industry is very important but is faced with low prices and a new set of rules,
The government has continued its program to establish a new marketing and distribution system for non-banana agriculture.
The country experienced losses in agriculture and tourism as a result of major devastation by Hurricane Tomas. Agriculture Other crops St. Lucia exports are cocoa, avocados, mangoes and coconut in the form of coconut oil.
The cocoa industry is undergoing a revitalization program started in 2003:
ii)Enhancing the value-added in the industry.
Coconuts grown in the sector are used in the production of oil and copra.
Increase the production of cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, sweet pepper, cucumber, dasheen, sweet potato, yam and plantain. Other Crops Fastest growing sector in the economy,
St Lucia’s tourism sector is recovering well from the 2009 global recession.
In 2010 the island reached pre-recession levels of arrivals with 10% growth.
In 2011 the island registered 4% tourist arrivals to surpass the island’s previous peak arrival year in 2005. Tourism The agricultural sector on the island has taken quite a knock,
Hurricane Tomas struck St. Lucia on October 30–31, 2010,
International Competiveness of the Banana industry,
Decline in Tourism A Creative Economy
Job Creation St. Lucia's rich cultural heritage is in its cuisine, rum and locally brewed beer. St. Lucia's culture extends to intellectual and artistic talents. Various people and aspects that contributed to St. Lucia's culture were the Amerindian peoples, the Arawaks and the Caribs.
The Amerindians were decimated by the arrival of the Europeans, primarily the British and the French. Develop a specific basket of fisheries and livestock production to meet food nutrition requirements, With respect to livestock in particular the government’s policy proposes to aim at self-sufficiency in poultry, eggs and pork POULTRY
Take advantage of the opportunities presented by the tourism sector,
Stimulate small scale processing of local commodities and enhance production of under-utilized marine land based species.