Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Country and Foreign Investment
The state of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is located north of Trinidad and Tobago at 600 56° W and 130 15° N. It is approximately 1,600 miles southeast of Miami and 100 miles from Barbados, and forms part of the Windward Islands, themselves being part of the Lesser Antilles.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines consists of a group of 18 small islands. The main island (Saint Vincent) has an area of 150 square miles. The Grenadines, of which Bequia and Mustique are the best known, provide the best sailing waters in the Western Hemisphere and arguably the world.
Saint Vincent is a lush volcanic island, just 18 miles north to south and 11 miles wide. The windward coast is lined with cliffs while the leeward coast has spectacular slopes and valleys running down to beaches lapped by the tranquil Caribbean.
The climate is tropical, with little seasonal temperature variation; the rainy season is from May to November. The terrain is mountainous for the most part, with a limited amount of arable land. Mount Soufriere, an active volcano, is in the north of the island of Saint Vincent.
The Capital, Kingstown, combines reminders of its colonial past with a modern commercial centre.
American Eagle operates a scheduled service between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Canouan. Air Caraibes, Bwee Express, Caribbean Star and LIAT provide scheduled services from other Caribbean islands to Saint Vincent & the Grenadines.
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines is in the Atlantic standard time zone, 1 hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time and 4 hours behind GMT.