Saint Lucia. According to COUNTRYAAH, Saint Lucia has a population of 181,889 (2018). An escalation of the already high crime rate, with over 20 dead in gang crime in just a few months, caused the government to convene for a crisis meeting in May. Prime Minister Stephenson King then presented a series of measures, including a reorganization of the police as well as investment in job creation and vocational training in vulnerable areas. King appealed to the citizens to help save the country and regain control of the criminals.
The government appealed for disaster relief following Hurricane Tomas ravages in November. At least 14 people perished in the storm, causing damage to around US $ 100 million.