Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Culture

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Culture and Mass Media

Newspapers in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

According to BUSINESSCARRIERS.COM, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a country located in North America. The only daily newspaper is The Herald, which is also distributed internationally. The most important of the weekly newspapers is The Vincentian (about 4,000 copies).

The radio is controlled by the State National Broadcasting of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, which also has a commercial station, Radio 705. State SVG Television also covers Saint Lucia and Grenada. There are 685 radio and 234 TV receivers per 1,000 residents (2000).


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 of calypso.

The Grenadines are associated with sailing and on the island of Bequia, a regatta with race sailing is held every year for several days.

Mass Media

Freedom of the press prevails in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the media has an independent position.

There is harassment of media representatives from the government, mainly in connection with elections. Risk of prosecution for defamation leads to a certain self-censorship.

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.


Percentage of the population using the internet

22 percent (2018)

Number of mobile subscriptions per 100 residents

96 (2018)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Culture

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