This feature is not available right now please try again later. Saint vincent and the grenadines is a group of islands of the caribbean sea it lies to the west of barbados , south of saint lucia and north of grenada in the windward islands of the lesser antilles. Good history lesson told by portraits that describe what led to the creation of the island of saint vincent great views of the island and you are able to see the pool where they use to bathe people with leprosy centuries ago. Saint vincent and the grenadines (/ ˌ ɡ r ɛ n ə ˈ d iː n z / ( listen)) is a sovereign state in the lesser antilles island arc, in the southern portion of the windward islands, which lies in the west indies at the southern end of the eastern border of the caribbean sea where the latter meets the atlantic ocean. Saint vincent and the grenadines is a caribbean island nation the country is made up of the island of saint vincent, which is the main island, and series of smaller islands in the grenadines the capital of saint vincent and the grenadines is kingstown, which is located on the island of saint vincen.
2003 february - st vincent and the grenadines is admitted to the non-aligned movement of developing nations 2003 june - country is removed from a list of nations deemed uncooperative in the fight against money-laundering. Thirty-three students of the saint vincent and the grenadines community college received bursaries on september 18th, from generation next svg, a local foundation created by senator hon carlos jamesthe bursaries were handed out at a ceremony held at the kingstown methodist church hall. St vincent and the grenadines timeline covering an arranged chronological timetable of key events within a particular historical period - by worldatlascom. Just the name st vincent and the grenadines (svg) evokes visions of exotic, idyllic island life imagine an island chain in the heart of the caribbean sea, uncluttered by tourist exploitation, with white-sand beaches on deserted islands, sky-blue water gently lapping the shores and barely a soul.
The administration of the islands of the grenadines group is divided between saint vincent and the grenadines and grenada saint vincent and the grenadines is comprised of 32 islands and cays people and society :: saint vincent and the grenadines. St vincent and the grenadines is a member of the african, caribbean and pacific group of states, association of caribbean states, caribbean community, non-aligned movement, organisation of eastern caribbean states, organization of american states, united nations and world trade organization. Saint vincent and the grenadines, island country lying within the lesser antilles, in the eastern caribbean seait consists of the island of saint vincent and the northern grenadine islands, which stretch southward toward grenada. In 1966 the island was leased by americans john and mary caldwell for 99 years from the st vincent & the grenadines government for one us dollar per year, but it was on the condition that they would build a hotel to provide local employment. History of st vincent & the grenadines carib indians aggressively prevented european settlement on st vincent until the 18th century enslaved africans - whether shipwrecked or escaped from barbados, st lucia and grenada and seeking refuge in mainland st vincent, or hairouna as it was originally named by the caribs - intermarried with the caribs and became known as garifuna or black caribs.
A guide to the united states’ history of recognition, diplomatic, and consular relations, by country, since 1776: saint vincent and the grenadines summary present-day saint vincent was ceded to great britain in 1763 and was briefly under french rule from 1779 until 1796. In 1873 the church was disestablished and to quote “from that period dates of the new diocese of the windward islands comprising st vincent, grenada, the grenadines and tobago later, however, tobago was separated from the diocese and st lucia added. St vincent and the grenadines is located at 600 56’ west longitude and 130 15’ north latitude it is approximately 1600 miles southeast of miami and 100 miles form barbados, and is part of the windward islands, which are part of the island chain, called the lesser antilles. St vincent and the grenadines has a typical caribbean history, except that it was one of the last places to be settled by european colonizers due to the resistance of the natives, who remained extremely proud of their land. The office of website management, bureau of public affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the us state department external links to other internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.
Top st vincent and the grenadines landmarks: see reviews and photos of sights to see in st vincent and the grenadines on tripadvisor st vincent and the grenadines things to do in st vincent and the grenadines. St vincent and the grenadines a string of islands that stands out in caribbean holiday brochures as the destination with the most turquoise of waters, the most pristine of white-sand beaches. Brief history of saint vincent and the grenadines: st vincent and the grenadines is an island nation located in the caribbean sea it was originally settled by the native american caribs, however it also became a place for runaway african slaves. St vincent and the grenadines has a large number of related archaeological sites some 160 recorded ceramic sites coexist with rock art sites in an area of 389 km² rock art may provide a key to interpreting symbolism on ceramic art from these sites. The st vincent and the grenadines botanical gardens in kingstown are likely the oldest in the caribbean, and among the oldest in the western hemisphere, and played host to an early interest in ethnobotany on the island.
The story of the garifuna begins in st vincent and the grenadines, which the indigenous kalinago called hairouna, and the garifuna know as yurumein in the mid-17th century, a slave ship with human cargo from africa was shipwrecked near to st vincent while en route to barbados. Though st vincent & the grenadines were sighted during the voyages of columbus in the late 15th century, europeans did not attempt to occupy our islands until the early 1700s instead, in 1635, a dutch ship sank off st vincent and its cargo of west african slaves liberated themselves and ran ashore. The compact city of kingstown is the capital of the eastern caribbean island nation of st vincent and the grenadines it is also a major port city for the windward islands, a chain of caribbean islands that includes locales beyond st vincent and the grenadines.
In 1969, in association with the british, st vincent became a self-governing state and on october 27, 1979 it was cobbled together with the grenadines as an independent member of the commonwealth tourism, for all its good and bad, has helped to reinvigorate the once flagging economy, although unemployment is still a major issue. Saint vincent and the grenadines, commonly written st vincent and the grenadines a caribbean country and member of the commonwealth , including the islands of st vincent, balliceau, bequia, canouan, isle d'quatre, and mustique. Saint vincent and the grenadines has a population of approximately 120,000 (2000 estimate), with about 110,000 residing on saint vincent and the remainder distributed among the grenadines on saint vincent, most of the population lives in the southern two thirds of the island because the volcano occupies the northern third of the island.