: BLUE, WHITE, BLACK and GOLD
: The LAND, The PEOPLE, The LIGHT
was designed by well-known Saint Lucian artist, Dunstan St. Omer, who
was the winner of the National Flag Competition. The design of the Flag
is in a similar vein expressing the dominance of the Negro Culture associated
with that of Europe against a background of sunshine and ever blue sea
coupled with the Island's famous twin Pitons rising sheer out of the
sea - symbolic of the new Nation's hope.
On a plain
blue field, a device consisting of white and black triangular shape;
within its base a golden triangle occupies a central position. The triangles
are superimposed on each other - the black on the white and the gold
on the black. The black ends as a three-pointed star in the center of
the Flag. The width of the white part of the triangle is one and a half
inches on both sides of the black. The distance between the peaks of
the black and white triangles is four inches. The triangle shares a
common base, the length of which is one third of the full length of
the Flag. The dimensions of the National Flag shall be in portions of
six feet by three feet (6' x 3' ) and nine inches by four and a half
inches (9" x 4 1/2").
OF THE FLAG:
Blue represents fidelity. This blue reflects our tropical sky and also
our emerald surrounding waters- the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
represents the prevailing sunshine in the Caribbean and Prosperity.
White represent the cultural influences - the black represents the Black
culture and the white, the White culture, symbolic of the two races
living and working in unity and harmony.
impresses the dominance of the Negro culture, associated with that of
Europe, against a background of sunshine and ever-blue sea. This is
represented by the three triangles in the centre of the Flag symbolizing
the shape of which is an isosceles triangle, coupled with the Island's
famous twin Pitons at Soufriere, rising sheer out of the sea towards
the sky - themselves a symbol of hope and aspiration of the people of
TO DISPLAY THE FLAG
should be of regulation appearance. It should not be faded or bleached,
or a torn flag should be repaired before being hoisted;
mast should be painted white
flag may be flown above the Saint Lucia flag. When several flags are
flown on one Hilliard, the Saint Lucia Flag is placed at the peak. When
the flags of two or more nations are displayed together they are to
be flown from separate staffs of the same height and all the flags should
be, as far as possible, of the same size. The flag of one nation should
not be displayed above that of another.
flag, colour, standard, ensign or other emblem should be displayed above
or to the right of the National Flag, i.e.. to the left of the observer
while facing it
flags are placed against a wall with crossed staff, the Saint Lucia
Flag should be at the right (i.e. to the observer's left facing the
flags) and its staff should be in front of the other flag. When a number
of flags are grouped and displayed from staffs, the Saint Lucia Flag
should be at the centre and at the highest point of the group.
National Flag is flown with other flags, it should be the first to be
hoisted and the last to be lowered. It should never be lowered while
the other flags are flying or being hoisted.
may be displayed above and behind the speaker in a church or in an auditorium.
If on staff, it should be at the right of the speaker as he faces the
congregation or audience. Other flags should be at the speaker's left.
If the flag is displayed on a staff elsewhere than on a platform or
chancel, it should be at the right of the audience or congregation as
they face the speaker. It should not cover a speaker's desk or be draped
in front of a platform.
FLAG IN A PARADE
with another flag or flags, the flag of Saint Lucia should be held on
the marching right or in front of the centre of the line of flags. When
the flag is passing in a parade or in a review or during a ceremony
of hoisting or lowering the flag, all persons present should face the
flag and stand at attention.