Saint Lucia. Elections held in Parliament’s lower house in November led to a change of government. Saint Lucia’s Workers’ Party (SLP) regained power after five years in opposition. According to Countryaah official site, Kenny Anthony, who was prime minister in 1997-2006, returned as head of government. The election loss for the conservative UWP was largely assumed to be due to voters’ frustration over rising crime and unemployment.
A national mourning weekend was announced following a severe bus accident that claimed 17 lives in November. The accident, which occurred when the bus drove off the road and fell down a steep slope, was reported to be the most difficult in the country’s history.