In 1979, Saint Lucia counted less than 2000 hotel rooms, received fewer than 100 000 visitors annually (both by air and by sea) and earned just 30 million per year in visitor expenditure. Two decades later, the number of rooms, had doubled, arrivals soared to 630 000 and expenditure was estimated at 770 million.
From cane to sugar: the process Sugar cane grows as a tall bushy grass with sharp edged blades and juicy fibrous stalks. The canes take between twelve and eighteen months to mature. Planting occurred during the wet season (June to November) while harvesting took place eighteen months later, during the dry season (January to May). Canes