Saint Lucia. On April 2, Vaughan Lewis was sworn in as
Saint Lucia's new Prime Minister. He succeeded veteran John
Compton, who received the honorary title of "Senior
Minister" without a seat in the government. As prime
minister, Lewis made several changes to his government.
On June 1, George Mallet was appointed new Governor
General. According to
Countryaah.com, the 72-year-old Mallet had previously been Deputy
Prime Minister. The political opposition thought his
exaltation was "cynical, ruthless and insensitive".
Tourism continued to be Saint Lucia's main source of
income. It was estimated that in 1996 it would expand by 5%.