The Head of Government is the Prime Minister, The Honorable Stephenson King of the United Workers Party, appointed Prime Minister in September 2007 after the passing of then Prime Minister Sir John George Melvin Compton. Sir John Compton had led his party to victory in December of 2006 suceeding Dr. Kenny D. Anthony whose Saint Lucia Labour Party was voted out by the electorate after nine years in power.Saint Lucia is an Independent country and a member of the British Commonwealth.
The Head of State is Queen Elizabeth II but a Ceremonial Head of State:
The Governor-General represents the queen at official proceedings.In addition to the Office of the Governor General, a two-house system of Parliament exists.
It is made up of a Senate and a House of Assembly. The Senate consists of eleven nominated members whilst the House of Assembly consists of seventeen elected Members.Legal System
There is an independent judiciary, modeled on British Law and an independent
Appeals Court common to most of the island of the Eastern Caribbean.
There is strong regard for democracy and the rule of law,
apparent in efficient working of the parliamentary system and the fact that
changes in leadership have always occurred through democratic process of
free and fair elections, which are held every four years.
For more information visit the Embassies/Consulates/High Commission of Saint LuciaBelgium
Embassies of Eastern Caribbean States & Missions to the European CommunitiesRue de Livourne 42,
Email: [email protected]Ambassador: H.E. George BullenCanada
High Commission for Eastern Caribbean States130 Albert Street
Canada, K1P 5G4
Email: [email protected]High Commissioner: H.E. Brendon C. BrowneCuba
Saint Lucia Consulate in the Republic of CubaCalle 12 No. 511 entre 5ta; 7tas
Ciudad de la Habana
Fax: (537)206-9610Ambassador: H.E. Dr. Jovita St. MartheHoly See
c/o Permanent Mission of Saint Lucia to UNESCO21 Bis Avenue d'Lena
Fax: 011(331)4070-1891 Ambassador: H.E. Mr. Gilbert ChagouryNew York/United Nations
Saint Lucia Permanent Mission to the United Nations800 2nd Avenue
9th Floor, N.Y 10017
Fax: (212)697-4993 Ambassador: H.E. Dr. Keith St. AimeeUnited States And OAS
Embassy of Saint Lucia to the United States and OAS3216 New Mexico Avenue, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20016
Fax: (202)364-6723 Ambassador: H.E. Dr. Michael Louis United Kingdom
Saint Lucia High Commission1 Collingham Gardens
London, SW5 0HW
Tel: 011 44 20 7370 7123
Fax: 011 44 20 7370 1905 High Commissioner: H.E Eldridge StephensMartinique
Saint Lucia Consulate
Consul General De Ste Lucie
3 Rue De La Liberation
97200 Fort de France
Tel: 011 596 718 350
Fax: 011 596 638 258
Secretary: Ms. Theresa Savy