Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Robertson S. Henry. Sports and Cultural Contributor

Robertson S. Henry. Sports and Cultural Contributor

Welcome to the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  page of CaribDirect.com presented by Robertson S. Henry, an accomplished sports and general journalist. In this page you will receive up to date news and information on what’s taking place on the islands of St Vincent & the Grenadines and the Diaspora.

 

 

The island:

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island country in the Lesser Antilles chain, in the southern portion of the Windward Islands, which lie at the southern end of the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea where the latter meets the Atlantic Ocean.

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A scene on St Vincent & the Grenadines (Photo by Robertson S Henry)

Its 389 km2 (150 sq mi) territory consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines, which are a chain of smaller islands stretching south from Saint Vincent Island to Grenada. The main island of Saint Vincent measures 18 km (11 mi) long, 11 km (6.8 mi) in width and 344 km2 (133 sq mi) in area. From the most northern to the most southern points, the Grenadine islands belonging to Saint Vincent span 60.4 km (37.5 mi) with a combined area of 45 km2 (17 sq mi). Most of the nation lies within the Hurricane Belt.

Independence-Parade

St Vincent & the Grenadines 33rd Independence Parade (photos by Robertson S Henry)

To the north of Saint Vincent lies Saint Lucia, to the east Barbados. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a densely populated country (over 300 inhabitants/km2) with approximately 120,000 inhabitants.

St Vincent & the Grenadines Coastline. Photo by Robertson Henry

St Vincent & the Grenadines Coastline. Photo by Robertson Henry

Its capital is Kingstown, also its main port. The country has a French and British colonial history and is now part of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, CARICOM, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

St Vincent & the Grenadines 33rd Independence Parade (photos by Robertson S  Henry)

St Vincent & the Grenadines 33rd Independence Parade (photos by Robertson S Henry)