Culture & Identity of St. Lucia
Laid back lifestyle
Life in St. Lucia is relaxed as time seems to take a back seat to the current conversation.
Life in St. Lucia is about people, it's about family, and it's about community,
not about work or money. However, jobs provide the people with the money to support
their families so work is necessary for most people and takes up a substantial part
of the day for many people.
Over two-thirds of the people in St. Lucia live in more rural areas, many of whom
have jobs in agriculture or tourism. For the people working in agriculture many
live a life based on the seasons, the weather, and the sun. However, farming is
often times a family affair and sometimes even a community affair.
Jobs in tourism tend to pay better, but the hours can be sporadic. These jobs, and
others in the services sector, do tend to give many people a routine with work,
but again work is only important to most people in that it helps them support their
families and lifestyle.