St. Vincent and the Grenadines


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St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Official name: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Capital city: Kingstown

Internet country code: .vc

Flag description: Three vertical bands of blue (hoist side), gold (double width), and green; the gold band bears three green diamonds arranged in a V pattern

National anthem: “Saint Vincent, Land so beautiful” (first line)

Geographical description: Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago

Total area: 130 sq. mi. (340 sq. km.)

Climate: Tropical; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)

Nationality: noun: Saint Vincentian(s) or Vincentian(s); adjective: Saint Vincentian or Vincentian

Population: 118,149 (July 2007 CIA est.)

Ethnic groups: African descent 66%, mixed 19%, East Indian 6%, Carib Amerindian 2%, other 7%

Languages spoken: English, French patois

Religions: Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%, Roman Catholic 13%, other (includes Hindu, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Protestant) 12%

Legal Holidays:

August MondayAug 1, 2011; Aug 6, 2012; Aug 5, 2013; Aug 4, 2014; Aug 3, 2015; Aug 1, 2016; Aug 7, 2017; Aug 6, 2018; Aug 5, 2019; Aug 3, 2020; Aug 2, 2021; Aug 1, 2022; Aug 7, 2023
Boxing DayDec 26
Carnival MondayJul 11, 2011; Jul 9, 2012; Jul 8, 2013; Jul 14, 2014; Jul 13, 2015; Jul 11, 2016; Jul 10, 2017; Jul 9, 2018; Jul 8, 2019; Jul 13, 2020; Jul 12, 2021; Jul 11, 2022; Jul 10, 2023
Carnival TuesdayJul 12, 2011; Jul 10, 2012; Jul 9, 2013; Jul 8, 2014; Jul 14, 2015; Jul 12, 2016; Jul 11, 2017; Jul 10, 2018; Jul 9, 2019; Jul 14, 2020; Jul 13, 2021; Jul 12, 2022; Jul 11, 2023
Christmas DayDec 25
Easter MondayApr 25, 2011; Apr 9, 2012; Apr 1, 2013; Apr 21, 2014; Apr 6, 2015; Mar 28, 2016; Apr 17, 2017; Apr 2, 2018; Apr 22, 2019; Apr 13, 2020; Apr 5, 2021; Apr 18, 2022; Apr 10, 2023
Good FridayApr 22, 2011; Apr 6, 2012; Mar 29, 2013; Apr 18, 2014; Apr 3, 2015; Mar 25, 2016; Apr 14, 2017; Mar 30, 2018; Apr 19, 2019; Apr 10, 2020; Apr 2, 2021; Apr 15, 2022; Apr 7, 2023
Independence DayOct 27
Labor DayMay 5
National Heroes' DayMar 14
New Year's DayJan 1
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The government made some efforts to prevent trafficking and to increase the public's awareness of human trafficking in St. Vincent and the Grenadines during the last year.
Banana production employs upwards of 60% of the work force and accounts for 50% of merchandise exports in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with an emphasis on the main island of St.
Competition for tourism from other island nations also means that St. Vincent and the Grenadines must strive to distinguish itself, through public works and urban face-lifting.
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He pointed out the absurdity of China's logic by asking, "Can a part of my country, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, be invited to sit here as an observer?"
Louis last November, St. Vincent and the Grenadines are not expected to pose much of a threat to American hopes.
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Human Rights Association provided legal services and other limited aid to victims of any crime, and did not knowingly assist any victims of trafficking during the year.
There were no reports of production, transit or consumption of methamphetamines in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Ralph Gonsalves says he is opposed to the playing of the British National Anthem, 'God Save the Queen' at functions in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines took a major step towards a cleaner and more secure energy future on Monday, May 6, launching a multi-million dollar geothermal energy-drilling project made possible with financing mobilised by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).
Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves reaffirmed the country's diplomatic ties to Taiwan in an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review, published on August 7.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a potential source country for children trafficked internally for the purposes of sexual exploitation; it may also be a destination country for women trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation.