St Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


St Vincent was discovered by Columbus on 22 Jan. (St Vincent’s Day) 1498. British and French settlers occupied parts of the islands after 1627. In 1773 the Caribs recognized British sovereignty and agreed to a division of territory between themselves and the British. Resentful of British rule, the Caribs rebelled in 1795, aided by the French, but the revolt was subdued within a year. On 27 Oct. 1969 St Vincent became an Associated State with the UK responsible only for foreign policy and defence, while the islands were given full internal self-government. On 27 Oct. 1979 the colony gained full independence as St Vincent and the Grenadines.


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Further Reading

  1. Potter, Robert B., St Vincent and the Grenadines. [Bibliography] ABC-Clio, Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1992Google Scholar
  2. Sutty, L., St Vincent and the Grenadines. London, 1993Google Scholar

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  • Barry Turner

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