Welcome to the website of the High Commission for Saint Lucia in London.
This site aims to provide general information about Saint Lucia and the Consular Services offered at the High Commission. Some useful information is provided through strategic links to the Government of Saint Lucia's website, Investment Opportunities and Tourism. The Mission is located in the Earl's Court area of South West London. The nearest Underground (tube) stations are Earl's Court and Gloucester Road both on the District and Piccadilly lines.
Should you require any information which is not currently available on the website, please feel free to contact us.
A warm welcome to you - on behalf of the Government of Saint Lucia and also members of staff of the High Commission for Saint Lucia in London.
Dr .Ernest Hilaire HIGH COMMISSIONER
About St. Lucia
Much of Saint Lucia's early history is shrouded in mystery and myth. it is now known, for example, that Columbus never set foot in Saint Lucia during any of his voyages.
The Amerindians, who were found inhabiting the island when the first Europeans landed, called the island "IOUANALAO". According to the Dominican missionary, Pere Raymond Breton who, sometime around 1650, composed a dictonary 0f the Amerindian language, that name is purported to mean " There where the Iguana is found". When the Caribs pretended to sell the island to the Barbadians in 1663, the name they used was "HEWANORRA", which makes one historian, Douglas Taylor, conclude that the name was of Arawak and not of Carib origin.
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