Party Island: Visiting St Lucia

Sun and sounds combine to vibrant effect during St Lucia’s jazz festival

10th June, 2018

In the humid Caribbean night heat, crawling through traffic to the Gros Islet Jump Up, a pumping weekly street party, my taxi driver Vienney considers the culture of St Lucia. “Any excuse for a party,” he observes, tapping the steering wheel and idly watching locals make their way their way by foot. “Friday night . . . party. Anniversary . . . party. A one-year old’s birthday . . . ..the kids’ party, then the...

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