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  • Saint Lucia Constitutional Order of 1978

In the Constitution of 19781, the environment and natural resources are mentioned in Chapter I “Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms”, Article 6, Section 5, Paragraph c and Section 6 Paragraph vii.

6.- “(5) Nothing contained in or done under that authority of any law shall be held to be inconsistent with or in contravention of subsection (4) of this section to the extent that the law in question authorizes-
c) the imposition of reasonable restrictions upon the remission of any sum of money in order to prevent or regulate the transfer to a country outside Saint Lucia of capital raised in Saint Lucia or in some other country or derived from the natural resources of Saint Lucia.
(6) Nothing contained in or done under the authority of any law shall be held to be inconsistent with or in contravention of subsection (1) of this section-
vii) for so long only as may be necessary for the purposes of any examination, investigation, trial or inquiry or, in the case of land, for the purposes of the carrying out thereon of work of soil conservation or the conservation of other natural resources or work relating to agricultural development or improvement (being work relating to such development or improvement that the owner or occupier of the land has been required, and has without reasonable excuse refused or failed, to carry out).”

More information regarding environmental legislation can be provided on the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Legal Office’s website.





1. The current Constitution of Saint Lucia is available on the government’s website.