Saint Lucia was among 24 countries represented when 55 people received French citizenship at a ceremony in Martinique on Thursday.
Martinique 1ere quoted 42 year old Emilie who is originally from Saint Lucia as saying that she was moved by the occasion.
“I have no words to express what I am feeling right now. I made this choice out of love for my husband but also because I love France, I love Martinique and the kindness of Martinique,” she stated.
Of the 55 persons receiving French citizenship, 48 were adults and seven, children.
They included doctors, teachers, traders and business people and have all lived in Martinique for several years, Martinique 1ere reported.
According to the publication, 31 percent of those bestowed with citizenship are from the Caribbean.
The youngest was 20 years old and the oldest 72 years old.
In addition to Saint Lucia, Belgium, Gabon, Cameroon, Cuba, Dominica, Haiti, Syria, Vietnam, Suriname, Portugal, Germany, Great Britain, Algeria, Morocco and Madagascar were among countries represented.