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. The 72-year-old Mallet had previously been Deputy Prime Minister. The political opposition thought his exaltation was “cynical, ruthless and insensitive”.
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Tourism continued to be Saint Lucia’s main source of income. It was estimated that in 1996 it would expand by 5%.
According to Countryaah.com, the population of Saint Lucia in 1996 was 146,759, ranking number 186 in the world. The population growth rate was 1.250% yearly, and the population density was 240.7705 people per km2.