Saint Lucia. In June elections were held for Parliament.
countryaah, the distribution of seats was the reverse compared to after
the 2011 election. This time it was the Conservative United
Workers' Party (UWP) that received eleven of the total 17
seats against six for the left-wing Liberal Saint Lucia's
Workers Party (SLP). Thus, the trend of power change in each
election during the 2000s continued.
In March, an agreement was signed between Saint Lucia and
Barbados. The two island states are so close to each other
that their possible territorial sea overlaps. A state can
claim a territorial sea of up to twelve nautical miles off
the baselines that delimit the state's inland water.
Therefore, the neighbors have had to agree on the boundary
of each state's territorial sea. Present at the negotiations
were representatives of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,
who in 2015 signed a similar agreement with Barbados.
In April, Saint Lucia and the European Commission signed
an agreement to provide the island with more than EUR 6
million. The money will go to a project to improve the
infrastructure in Saint Lucia to make it more resilient to