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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines- The Breadfruit Isle

Updated: Jan 2, 2023

By: Prisca Liliane

An island country lying within the Lesser Antilles, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines consists of the island of Saint Vincent and the northern Grenadine Islands, which stretch southward toward Grenada.


Saint Vincent was first inhabited by the Ciboney, "who were joined and eventually displaced or conquered by an Arawak people who had originated in Venezuela and settled the West Indies." Britannica "By the 17th century, a group of so-called “Black Caribs,” also known as the Garifuna Africans were mainly slaves who had escaped from plantations in Barbados-while other Africans who came from a party of slaves who were shipwrecked in the Grenadines in either 1635 or 1673 (both dates are frequently given)."- Britannica


Oct. 27, 1979. Shortly thereafter, the political entity became known officially as Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The coat of arms of Saint Vincent shows peace and justice represented by two women, one holding an olive branch (peace) and the other making a sacrifice over an altar (justice).

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