Constitution

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1979 Constitution

Preamble

WHEREAS the Peoples of the Islands of Saint Vincent, who are known as Vincentians–

  1. have affirmed that the Nation is founded on the belief in the supremacy of God and the freedom and dignity of man;
  2. desire that their society be so ordered as to express their recognition of the principles of democracy, free institutions, social justice and equality before the law;
  3. realise that the maintenance of human dignity presupposes safeguarding the rights of privacy of family life, of property and the fostering of the pursuit of just economic rewards for labour;
  4. desire that their Constitution should enshrine the above mentioned freedoms, principles and ideals;

AND WHEREAS Saint Vincent (which comprises the inhabited islands of Saint Vincent, Bequia, Union Island, Canouan, Mustique, Mayreau, Petite Saint Vincent, Prune Islands and all other inhabited or uninhabited islands, islets, cays or lands lying between latitudes 12° 31′ 50.N and 13° 23′ 30.N and longitudes 61° 07′ 30.W and 61° 28′ 00.W) is henceforth to be styled Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:

NOW, THEREFORE, the following provisions shall have effect as the Constitution of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines:–

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