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Electricity, Phone, Internet, TV, Radio, Public Transportation, Banking, Postal and Other Services in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines




Saint Vincent and the Grenadines provides services which are fairly accessible. Tourism is the prime mover of the service sector aside from transport, communication, and financial services. These are significant contributors in the 64% share of the service sector in the country’s 2001 GDP.

Tourism sector has been the main propeller of local services which recorded 9% increase in the past decade. In fact, tourist traffic in the country in 2001 reached more than 200,000. Also, the country has excellent hotel and restaurant accommodations. Some top-rated hotels are Cotton House Resort Mustique (five-star), Palm Island Resort and Young Island Resort (four-star), and Haddon Hotel Kingstown (three-star).

Transport sector offers great choices for the commuting public through reliable land, water and air transportation means. Land vehicles include passenger buses, taxis, and vans. Water vessels include ferry, sailboat, yacht, and other motorized boats. Air carriers include those with offer both international and domestic flights. Roads that were built as of 2002 stretched for 1,040 kilometres. Wharf facilities along with a deepwater pier were constructed as early as 1980. Newly improved SVG International Airport is expected to rise in 2011.

Communication sector caters for cable and wireless signal transmission, alike. Subscription of mobile lines was not that overwhelming with only 83 users in 1993. Active telephone lines summed up to 20,500 in 1998. Similarly in that year, internet line subscription on its sole internet provider equalled to 2,000 in number.

Banking and financial sector tenders full banking services. In the present, there are only six existent banks across the nation. Available services consist of banking over the counter, online, mobile, ATM, and the like. Also, investment instruments are obtainable such as trust fund, mutual fund, and other commercial papers.

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