As in other parts of the Caribbean, music
plays an important role in cultural life. Festivals
occur throughout the year and are characterized by
costume parades, street parties, dance and music.
The calypse music, with elements of African and
French music traditions, is popular. The lyrics are
often improvised with elements of political and social
satire. Soca is a faster and more dance-oriented version
Latest population statistics of St. Vincent and The Grenadines, including religious profiles and major languages spoken as well as population growth rates in next three decades.
The Grenadines are associated with sailing and on the
island of Bequia, a regatta with race sailing is held
every year for several days.
Freedom of the press prevails in Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines, and the media has an
There is harassment of media representatives from the
government, mainly in connection with elections. Risk of
prosecution for defamation leads to a certain
There is a daily newspaper, The Herald, and a few
weekly newspapers. The only TV station, SVG Television,
is privately owned. Most radio channels are also
private, but a station is partly owned by the state.
More than half of the residents use the internet.
FACTS - MASS MEDIA
Percentage of the population using the
22 percent (2018)
Number of mobile subscriptions per 100