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Government & Law

St. Vincent & The Grenadines is an independent parliamentary democracy and member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Our parliamentary and legislative systems are derived from the British model with 15 elected representatives, 4 senators and a prime minister serving a maximum 5-year term of office. Queen Elizabeth II is represented by a Governor General. Visit the Government website at www.gov.vc.

 

Economy

Formerly comprising a strong agricultural base with bananas our chief export crop, the economy of St. Vincent & The Grenadines is increasingly dependent on the tourism sector which is now our nation’s primary source of overseas exchange.

Taxes

There is a 10 percent Government tax at hotels and a VAT of 15 percent.