Following the 1979 constitution, Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines is a parliamentary-democratic and unified state
monarchy, with the British queen as head of state. The Queen
is represented by a Governor General. Legislative authority
has been added to the House of Assembly with 21 members.
Fifteen members are elected from one-person constituencies
in the general election, and six senators have been
appointed by the Governor-General. The Prime Minister and
the Government assume and are responsible to the House of
Administratively, the country is divided into six areas. Also see AbbreviationFinder for abbreviation of VCT and its meanings of St. Vincent and The Grenadines.
The administration of justice is characterized by British
customary law. The courts are under the jurisdiction of the
West Indian Supreme Court (based on Saint Lucia) and are
guaranteed such independence. The Supreme Court includes a
court of appeal and a superior court. One of the judges of
the court acts on Saint Vincent. Magistrates act as first
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines defense
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are part of the regional
security system agreed by the independent states of the area
in 1982. For the defense, the country has established a
small paramilitary contingent of the police force.