In 2015, the population of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was estimated to be around 110,000 people. The economy of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was a slowly developing market economy, and it had strong ties with other Caribbean countries as well as the United States and Canada. It had a high level of foreign investments which contributed to its economic growth. Politically, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was a unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy ruled by Queen Elizabeth II since 1979. In 2015, Ralph Gonsalves served as Prime Minister while His Excellency Sir Frederick Ballantyne served as Governor General. The Parliament of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was composed of two chambers: Senate and House of Assembly. In terms of defence, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines had strong military ties with the United Kingdom which it joined in 1983 as part of its post-Cold War security policy. Saint Vincent also maintained strong diplomatic relations with its neighboring countries in the Caribbean region as well as other countries around the world. See ehealthfacts for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the year of 2005.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. According to COUNTRYAAH, Kingstown is the capital of St. Vincent and The Grenadines which is located in North America. Parliament’s opening in January was postponed after a minibus drove off the road and crashed into the sea along Saint Vincent’s coast. At least five school children died in the accident. In May, the government website was hacked and the visitors were met by a picture in which a man fired a powerful automatic weapon from the pickup truck and the text “Hacked by Moroccan wolf – Islamic State”. The page also contained a text in which the US and NATO were accused of “organized slaughter”. At the end of the month, an agreement was signed which means that citizens of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as well as six other countries in the Caribbean and Oceania are allowed to spend shorter periods in the EU countries without a visa.
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Parliamentary elections were held in early December. The United Party Labor Party (Unity Labor Party, ULP) retained its grip on power by winning eight of 15 seats while the New Democratic Party (NDP) received the other seven seats. In the government presented in the middle of the month, the prime minister himself took care of the ministerial posts responsible for the country’s finances and security.