A total of five babies were born at St Jude and Owen King European Union (OKEU) Hospitals on New Year’s day.
The first baby, a girl, arrived at 1:45 am at St Jude Hospital.
The mother, who is from La Tourney, Vieux Fort, told St Lucia Times that the child weighed 6 pounds.
It was her third child, the others being aged 6 and five years old.
The baby was was one of three girls that St Jude Hospital delivered on New Year’s day.
At OKEU Hospital just minutes after St Jude delivered its first baby, a baby boy was born to a Castries mother.
The boy, weighing 6.2 pounds, put in an appearance at 1.52 am.
His mother said she chose to name him Kylian, after the French football player, Kylian Mbappé.
She said she hopes the boy becomes a footballer.
Kylian was one of two babies born at the OKEU Hospital on New Year’s day.
He is his mother’s second child.
The first is seven years old.
The new births come against the backdrop of reports last month that Saint Lucia’s population is declining.
According to one official, a decline along with an ageing population in Saint Lucia is a cause for concern regarding economic growth.
Headline photo caption: Baby Kylian (Photo submitted by Mother)