the total population in Saint Vincent and Grenadines is 110,951 people in 2020.
In 1983, the Cato government decided to support the United
States invasion of neighboring Grenada, and even sent a
symbolic police force. Cato postponed elections ahead of
time, but the economic crisis caused voters to orient
themselves towards the conservative New Democratic Party (NDP),
and James Mitchell was elected new prime minister.
At the May 16, 1989 election, the NDP won again and
Mitchell was re-elected. In 1990, he signed with the Prime
Ministers of Dominica, St. Lucia and Grenada an agreement to
create a federation to unite the four countries (see
In February 1992, the country joined the Tlatelolco
Treaty, which prohibits the deployment of nuclear weapons in
Latin America and the Caribbean.
Faced with the abolitionist tendencies of the Grenadines,
which came out violently in 1980, Mitchell set up a
Grenadine affairs ministry and appointed Grenadier Herbert
Young as Foreign Minister.
The SVLP got only 3 out of the 15 seats in parliament at
the February 1994 elections. The NDP took over the
government. In August, Mitchel was accused of being unable
to reasonably fight the economic crisis, and in particular
the consequences of the fall in banana prices. A product
that represents 80% of the country's total export revenue.