St. Vincent & the Grenadines / Martha’s Vineyard Sister Islands Display
The West Tisbury Library recently received a gift of books about the Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. These books were brought to our island by the Honorable Selmon Walters, Consul General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and his delegation. This gift is for the whole island so that we may learn about our sister island. The books range in subject from pocket-sized tour guides and coffee table photo books, to essay collections about the various Prime Ministers, notable scholars, and the nature of the islands. These books are on display in our Travel section and are all available for all patrons.
Martha’s Vineyard and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines officially became Sister Islands in September 2014, formalizing a relationship between the two islands that stretches back to the 19th century.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a group of island in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea, with a combined area of about 150 square miles, and a population of about 103,000. Our islands have many similarities including our dependence on tourist economy and our need to be self-reliant. The Sister Island program is built on diplomatic initiatives and West Tisbury resident Anita Botti’s long-standing personal relationship with St. Vincent and the State Department. Ms. Botti, former Chief of Staff for Hillary Clinton’s Office on Global Women’s Issues at the Department of State, was a former Peace Corps volunteer on St. Vincent.