I received an email from Harry, an old friend (old as in length of time as a friend not as in degree of decrepitude). He and his partner Shaaryn now live in St. Vincent in the Caribbean and he was chuffed to announce that St. Vincent and the Grenadines have just been elected to the UN Security council.
Not shabby for a very small territory in the glorious Caribbean, the smallest nation ever to secure a seat
Harry and Shaaryn love it there, having fun. Fine Trinidad rum – Vat 19 and a good local beer – Carib lager and sunshine and crystal clear sea water.
Following a secret ballot held on Friday, the UN General Assembly elected five countries to the Security Council, including St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the smallest nation ever to secure a seat. Also elected were Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, Viet Nam.
The five States will take up their seats as non-permanent members of the Security Council in January 2020, replacing Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru and Poland.
Every year, five countries are elected to the 15-member Council (10 of whom are non-permanent) for a two-year term, according to a geographical rotation set by the Assembly in 1963, to ensure fair regional representation: five from African and Asian and Pacific States; one from Eastern Europe; two from Latin American States; and two from Western European and Other States (WEOG).
For the full article – St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Ed: If you’re thinking of relocating, it is probably safer, great music, great climate, great beaches, good hootch, good sea food and the exchange rate is better than US$ – R1 to $5.51 East Caribbean Dollars. Good properties, for a price – PrimeLocation