Christmas in SVG
December 30, 2011
Christmas in SVG

Christmas in St. Vincent and the Grenadines has been described as marvelous by visitors to this country.{{more}}

“It’s one of the best seasons we’ve celebrated,” said Canadian Palmer Acheson and his wife, who for the first time spent Christmas away from home.

They chose St. Vincent and the Grenadines as their holiday destination.

Sitting outside the Methodist Church in Kingstown, enjoying a local meal, the family spoke with SEARCHLIGHT and stated that Christmas here is an unforgettable experience.

“The people here are so into the season. Everyone seemed to have been in high spirits, and this beautiful island just made it even better.

“We, of course, are accustomed to a snowy Christmas, but this is one that I must tell all my friends about on our return. Get away from the snow and into the tropics for the best Christmas, ever,” said Palmer, an associate professor at the University of Lethbridge.

Not only was Christmas 2011 enjoyable for the visitors, but many Vincentians also expressed the same sentiments.

The responses from those interviewed varied, but one thing was common, everyone had a pleasant season.

For Tiffany Enville, a security guard by profession, “it was very good and everything went well.”

Despite having to work on Boxing Day, Tiffany said she enjoyed herself on Christmas Day.

For Echtron Prince, a barber at Bramble’s Barber Shop, Christmas 2011 was a memorable one.

“I can’t believe I would have enjoyed Christmas this year after all I went through 2011. It was a rough three years for me because of personal issues, but by the Grace of God I really enjoyed this Christmas,” Prince said.

He noted that he spent the entire holiday with his common law wife, along with his beloved neighbours, friends and family.

“It was great. The joy of having your own place and stuff, good people around you and lots of food, especially pork, I must say it was one of the best I’ve had in a long time.”

Then there are those who do not celebrate Christmas whether for religious reasons or just personal beliefs.

Gaylene Peters, manager of the Teachers’ Credit Union Book Store, told SEARCHLIGHT that she does not celebrate the occasion but “nevertheless it was a quiet and pleasant holiday.”(AA)