Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is certainly the Land of the Blessed with its rich natural endowments. It lies just along the Caribbean seas with affluent marine flora and fauna life. It has also humid mountains on the northern third of the mainland with abundant vegetation and exotic fruit trees. All these ensure fresh and healthy food sources for immediate settlements.
This distinctive Caribbean nation was originally named Hairouna (Land of the Blessed) by the natives. Christopher Columbus through his voyage to the Americas came across the territory. Then he named it as Saint Vincent (after Spain’s Saint Vincent of Saragossa) and the Grenadines (after Spain’s counterpart name for Pomegrante). As a legacy of its historical past, the State takes pride of its reputable name up to the present.
Undoubtedly, the country being situated on the Caribbean region along with Barbados, Grenada, and Sta. Lucia, shares the tropical climatic condition. In particular, most of the mainland and Grenadines experience frequent dry and hot season leaving the mountainous northern third in wet spells. Natural disasters such as hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, and related phenomena may come to visit, too.
Vincentian people garnered extensive racial representation from America, Europe, and Africa. Pioneer native settlers were actually Indian Caribs from the Ameridian troops of Ciboney and Arawak. African Caribs came into the scene after the successful refuge of Black folks from slavery in neighbouring countries. European Caribs (with French or British blood) typically emerged on the upper class of the society during the European rule, too. All these showcase the extensive diversity of Vincentian local settlers.