In 2002, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was an island country located in the Caribbean. It was composed of multiple main islands, surrounded by numerous smaller islands. The population of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in 2002 was around 118 thousand people and English was the official language. According to computerannals, the capital city of Kingstown was home to many government buildings, as well as popular tourist attractions such as Fort Charlotte, Botanical Gardens and the Tobago Cays Marine Park.
The economy of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in 2002 was largely based on services, industry and agriculture. Services accounted for around 70% of GDP; they included activities such as banking, finance and tourism. Industry accounted for around 15% of GDP; it included activities such as manufacturing and construction. Agriculture played an important role; it accounted for around 10% of GDP and included crops such as bananas, coconuts and cocoa. Tourism had begun to develop as well; visitors were drawn to Saint Vincent’s stunning beaches, vibrant culture and unique architecture.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. According to Countryaah website, national day of Saint Vincent and Grenadines is every October 27. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines deepened their cooperation during the year with other Eastern Caribbean countries. In March, the eastern Caribbean organization OECS decided that residents of the nine member states could move freely within the region for up to six months. At year-end 2002/2003 they would then receive joint passports. At the turn of the year 2002/2003, an Eastern Caribbean Economic Union would also be formed. Then free movement of goods and services would begin to apply, while free movement of labor would be introduced in 2007.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines hoped, through integration, to strengthen their position in the international export market.