People in Kingstowne, St Vincent and the Grenadines. Editorial credit: Chris Allan / Shutterstock.com.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a parliamentary democracy that holds regular elections and has seen numerous transfers of power between parties. While civil liberties are generally upheld, journalists face the possibility of criminal defamation charges, and same-sex relations remain illegal. Violent crime is a concern.

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Freedom in the World — St. Vincent and the Grenadines Country Report

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is rated Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.