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Her representative on the island then was Governor-General David Jack. Leadership and Political Officials. Power is divided between the Unity Labor Party (social democrat) and the New Democracy Party (conservative), with the conservatives holding the balance for most of the years since independence. Sir James Mitchell has been prime minister since 1984. Ralph Gonsalves, a scholar and lawyer, was the minority leader in 2000. Social Problems and Control. Unemployment, underemployment, and the drug trade are the main problems Saint Vincent has had to face in modern times.
Anticipated Child Loss to Migration and Sustained High Fertility in an East Caribbean Population. Social Biology 38 (;ef): 94–112, 1991. Gearing, Margaret Jean. ’’ Social Science and Medicine 35 (10): 1273–1282, 1992. Gullick, Charles (C. J. M. ). Myths of a Minority: The Changing Traditions of the Vincentian Caribs, 1985. Jackson, Jane. Litt. thesis, Oxford University, 1972. Landman, Bette Emeline. D. dissertation, Ohio State University, 1972. Price, Neil. Behind the Planter’s Back: Lower Class Responses to Marginality in Bequia Island, Saint Vincent, 1988.
Children are raised by everyone in the household and in the extended family. Children early develop a sense of security about their place in society. At the age of five or six, the child may begin to attend school. Education is free but not compulsory up to about eight years of age. After that, tuition must be paid. Many families cannot afford to send their children to school at any age, and their children work on the farms as soon as they are able. Literacy is in excess of 80 percent, and given their occupational opportunities, Vincentians are over educated on the whole.