the March 2001 election was a system change. After 17 years
in power, the NDP was sent into opposition. The government
was taken over by ULP and Ralph Gonsalves was appointed
In March 2002, the country made the caribe leader Joseph
Chatoyer the national hero, 200 years after his death.
Chatoyer stood to his death at the head of the national
liberation struggle and English colonialism.
In March 2004, Deputy Prime Minister Louis Straker met
with the Cuban authorities to draft technical cooperation
agreements on education in Cuba to strengthen the level of
education in St. Petersburg. Vincent. At the same time, the
already existing cooperation in agriculture and construction
was to be strengthened. Cuba and St. Vincent has had
diplomatic relations since 1992.
The government was transformed in May 2005 so that Mike
Browne became Foreign Minister. He replaced Louis Straker,
who became Deputy Prime Minister.