Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Military:  SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

Military branches:

no regular military forces; Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVPF) (2013)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 27,809 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 22,875

females age 16-49: 22,015 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 964

female: 953 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:

NA

Transnational Issues:  SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

Disputes - international:

joins other Caribbean states to counter Venezuela's claim that Aves Island sustains human habitation, a criterion under United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which permits Venezuela to extend its Economic Exclusion Zone/continental shelf over a large portion of the eastern Caribbean Sea

Illicit drugs:

transshipment point for South American drugs destined for the US and Europe; small-scale cannabis cultivation

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