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Did you know in 1861 the population of St. Lucia was 26,674? In 1871 a census showed the population as 31,610 and the 1881 the population was recorded as 38,551.
Did you know on March 17, 1885 a new Windward Islands Government was established? It comprised St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada and Tobago, with headquarters in Grenada.
Source: Outlines of St. Lucia’s History by Rev. Fr. Charles Jesse – 1994
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