Columbus discovered the Island of St. Vincent at 1498. The country's
first known inhabitants were Arawaks, later driven out by Caribs; the
latter put up a strong resistance to European colonisation. Through the
Island's history, the residency of mainland had been basically shared
by 2 races of people, the 'Caribs' on the Leeward side of the island
and the 'Garifunas' on the Windward. In 1797, the Garifunas were
shipped to Central America and simultaneously the yellow Caribs moved
to the northeast of the island to what is now called Sandy Bay where
their descendants now live.
Vincent changed hands between the English and French several times.
France took the island in 1779, but restored it to Britain in 1783,
under the Treaty of Versailles. At last, The British handled the Island
as a colony in 1871.
the historical evolution of the Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines
is a small agricultural country which its full independent movement was
started relatively late,after the break up of the West Indies
Federation, of which it had been a member, in 1962. In 1969,the Island
gained the right of internal self government and became a
self-governing state in British Associated State. At the end, St.
Vincent is recognized as a fully independent state within the British
Commonwealth on October 27, 1979.
Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Mar 14 - National Hero's Day
Mar 25* - Good Friday
Mar 28* - Easter Monday
May 1 - Labour Day
May 31* - Whit Monday
Jul 4* - Carnival Monday
Jul 5* - Carnival Tuesday
1st Monday in Aug - August Monday
Oct 27 - Independence Day
Dec 25 - Christmas Day
Dec 26 - Boxing Day
These festivals' dates (*) given above are approximations which are
subject to change every new year. Besides, if the above dates fall on a
Sunday, the following Monday will be taken as a public holiday.
Country Code: 1 784
Outgoing International Code: 0
CIA - The World Factbook - St. Vincent
There is a wide range of country database research which introduces St.
Vincent under different fields as its geography,people, government,
economy, communications, transportation, military, transnational
About St. Vincent
this website, it is examined the business profile of St. Vincent in
terms of indicating business environment, commercial outlook including
its contact information. Besides, there is available to find out a
number of information about the Island in details as its history,
social profile, contact addresses...etc.
Offshore Business Sectors in St. Vincent and Grenadines
website exhibits the profile of offshore business sectors operated in
St. Vincent including related regulations & statistical information
provided by the government.
OPIC Links: Investor's Information Gateway for St. Vincent
is available country database information links which are efficient for
the new investors planned to do business in St. Vincent including the
contact lists of the institutions, organization related to St. Vincent
St. Vincent International Business Corporation
It is U.K. Finance webpage that provides a number of information on the business environment in St. Vincent.
Contact Information of St.Vincent's Institutions
is a number of contact information of St. Vincent's Ministry of Tourism
and Culture, High Commission for St Vincent & the Grenadines, St
Vincent & the Grenadines Tourist Office, British High