The flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines features three vertical bands of blue, yellow, and green, with three green diamonds arranged in a V pattern in the center of the yellow band. The blue band represents the Caribbean Sea and sky, while the yellow band symbolizes the sunshine and the people’s determination to work together for a brighter future. The green bands and the diamonds represent the country’s lush vegetation and islands. The flag was designed by a local high school teacher, and it was adopted when Saint Vincent and the Grenadines became independent from the United Kingdom in 1979.