St. VINCENT & THE GRANADINES
ISLAND FUN FACTS
Capital: Kingstown is the Capital of St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
Population: Approximately 130,000
Religion: Anglican, Methodist, Catholic, Protestants
Language: English and French
Carnival: Carnival Monday is a day off for the public population. This holiday always falls in the month of July. Schools, businesses, and most institutions are closed
Currency: The known Currency in St. Vincent is the East Caribbean Dollar represented with the symbol EC$. Initially many Caribbean states transacted using the British West Indies dollar (BWI). When Caribbean Currency Agreement was established, the East Caribbean Dollar was launched through the Eastern Caribbean Currency Authority (ECCA) in 1965. British Guiana supported the agreement but then withdrew in 1966.
Side of Street Drive-On: In St. Vincent, the safe side of street drive is LEFT. You have to be 21 years of age for you to rent a car and be 18 years to start driving one. Driving is hands free, therefore no phones allowed while on the road. Licence is a must, and the average speed in urban centres is 32KPH (Kilometres Per Hour).
Discovered in 1498, stayed under Spanish until 1627. In 1783 it was restored to Britain. Faced a number of disasters which include the first eruption of Soufriere volcano was recorded in 1812, floods in 1896, a hurricane in 1902 plus a second volcano eruption in 1902 which swept away 2000 inhabitants, a subsequent eruption happened in the 1970s.
After the world war II, all adults were granted the right to vote after facing restriction for very long. The right to vote initiated movement towards attainment of independence. Several proposals were presented around 1960s which led to adoption of some of grenadines islands by the UK by 1969, and this way the island became self-governing except on matters defense and foreign affairs.
Later, St. Vincent was granted the right to declare its freedom and it became fully independent in 1979. Since then, several political parties like the New Democratic Party (NDP) of 1992, United Labor Party which won in 2001, and the Non-Aligned Movement of 2003. The later party steered the removal of St. Vincent from the blacklist of countries by enacting money laundering interventions.
THINGS TO DO
Bequia is the best spot to enjoy live-music performance. several bars and restaurant should shows when the season hits its peak.
-Cricket is also a source of entertainment for most inhabitants of St. Vincent. On weekends you will notice charged F9crowds cheering On the game. -Festivities also create an extra platform for entertaining the residents of St. Vincent. Vincy Mas, regattas, and Nine Mornings are among the popular events which are highly honored in the region.
Once you decided to visit in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Islands, you can take a flight and get in via any of the airlines. You may also board a Cruise to access the chain of islands in this region.
To penetrate the islands, you can use the public means by either taking a Taxi or rent a car with hired driver. Remember to keep left while driving.