Amy Winehouse launches St Lucia residency bid

Singer files papers in attempt to stay on island

Amy Winehouse has supposedly filed a residency application to live in St Lucia permanently.

The ‘Rehab’ singer has spent much of 2009 on holiday on the island, and is now looking to settle there full-time, claims the News Of The World.

The newspaper quoted an anonymous St Lucia official as saying that authorities had received a residency application, which was in the process of being assessed.

“We are aware of Amy wanting to live here on a permanent basis,” they are quoted as saying. “We have received an application and are looking into it.”

The jazz-pop musician would stand to make large tax savings if she were to live on the Caribbean island as opposed to the UK.

Amy Winehouse had been set to play her first UK gig of 2009 last month at the London Shepherd’s Bush Empire, although the show was pulled without a reason being given.