Governor Bryan Concludes Successful Trade Mission to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Governor Albert Bryan Jr with Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. has successfully completed his trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and also visited Barbados. This trip aimed to improve trade relations and explore opportunities for collaboration in various industries between the Virgin Islands and St. Vincent.

During the visit, Governor Bryan had the opportunity to discuss enhancing trade ties with the Honorable Saboto Caesar, Minister of Agriculture for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. They talked about the potential for increased produce exports from St. Vincent to the Virgin Islands and the emerging opportunities within St. Vincent’s cannabis industry.

Governor Bryan was invited to visit their world-certified cannabis operation by Minister Caesar. The tour showcased the advancements and potential of their medicinal cannabis cultivation, which is already exporting to several European countries. This represents a significant new avenue for St. Vincent to expand its agricultural exports on a global scale.

In addition to discussions on trade, Governor Bryan and Minister Caesar explored avenues for cooperation in other areas, including the exchange of sand and the facilitation of educational opportunities for students from St. Vincent to further their studies in agriculture and other industries in the Virgin Islands.

Governor Bryan expressed his optimism about the prospects for increased collaboration between the Virgin Islands and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He said, “Our visit has reaffirmed the strong bonds between our territories and highlighted exciting opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships. I am confident that by working together, we can harness the potential of our respective economies and create lasting prosperity for our people.”

This trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados shows the Virgin Islands’ commitment to fostering regional cooperation and pursuing economic growth and development opportunities.

The Bryan-Roach Administration is investing in the Territory’s people, infrastructure, and future through transparency, stabilizing the economy, restoring trust in the government, and ensuring that recovery projects are completed as quickly as possible. Visit