Saint Lucia

The volcanic island
northeast of the island of Saint Vincent
named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse by the French
has a drive-in volcano.

Arawaks, its first known inhabitants,
might have called it something else.
The English definitely wanted to,
fighting over the island with France 14 times
until the country declared its independence
from them both in 1979.

Tourism is still vital to its economy
of previously enslaved Africans and Caribs alike
who are overworked and maltreated by European replacements
to man sulphur springs and other vacation destinations
that will help the market for bananas to become more competitive.

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