e-MAIL LOGIN

 
HOME FINANCIAL INDUSTRY SERVICE PROVIDERS NEWS/EVENTS CONTACT US
 

BUSINESS ACTIVITIES

 LAWS & REGULATIONS

INVESTMENT FRAMEWORK

LICENSED FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

PUBLICATIONS

  FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE UNIT

FEES

SUBSCRIBE

 

 

 


 About St. Vincent & the Grenadines
 
Government History Location    

Government

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an independent nation that is well known for its democratic system of Government. Elections are held every five years. The multi – Island State became independent on the 27 October 1979.

It is a full member of the British Commonwealth, the United Nations, the Organization of American States, the International Labor Organization, CARICOM, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.

Kingstown Cruise Ship Berth

History 

Christopher Columbus did not visit St. Vincent and the Grenadines as “the Old tale” used to say. It is not widely known that this country was inhabited as far back 7000 years ago by the Ciboney. Around 200 A.D., they were displaced by the Arawaks from South America. One thousand years later the fierce Caribs arrived on these shores.

 The English and French tried to settle in this country, but they were driven off by the Caribs. Paramount Carib Chief Chatoyer fell in 1795, and the native population was finally conquered by colonists.

Independence was granted on 27 October 1979, and in this State dwell a harmonious blend of people of Carib, African, Portuguese, Scottish, Irish, and East Indian descendants, with newer immigrants from the Middle East and Asia, France, Italy, England, Canada and the USA.

 

Location  

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.

Back to Top

WATCHLISTS & WARNINGS

TOURISM

ECCB

SHIPPING

LINKS

CUSTOMER SERVICES
1(784) 456-2577

info@svgfsa.com

     
   Copyright ©     FSA - St. Vincent & the Grenadines   

info@svgfsa.com        Tel: 1(784) 456-2577