ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
A. THE COUNTRY
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is one larger island and a chain of 16
smaller islands and islets in the Caribbean. The government is a
parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy (Elizabeth II).
The economy has relied on export of bananas, and there is growth in
tourism. There is illegal cultivation of marijuana in the island’s
B. THE PEOPLE
The population is ~110.000 and official language English. Vincentian
Creole is commonly spoken.
Poverty is common due to chronic underemployment and unemployment (15%,
but 39% amongst those under 25 years old).
C. RELIGIONS AND CHRISTIANITY/PENTECOSTALISM
~90.1% claim to be Christian, ~3.8% Hindu, ~2.6% Non-religious, ~2%
Ethnoreligionist, ~1.2% Muslim, ~0.3% Baha’i.
In the Christian category:
~65.15% are Protestant, ~17.29% Anglican, ~14.5% Independent, ~6.77%
Catholic, ~2.5% Unaffiliated, ~0.98% are considered ‘marginal’.
Evangelicals represent ~39.1% of the population.
Charismatics represent ~25.1% and of those 23.1% are Pentecostals.
Operation World, Jason Mandryk. Colorado Springs: Biblica Publishing, 2010.