Some Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions….
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
WHAT ARE THE LIBRARY HOURS?
Monday – Friday 10 AM – 10 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM
WHAT ARE THE STUDENT LOUNGE HOURS?
Monday – Friday 7 AM – 11:59 PM
Saturday* 10 AM – 12 AM
Sunday* 1 PM -8 PM
*technically we are open 24 hour- notify security and make sure to carry your student ID for identification purposes.
WHO CAN I RENT A CAR FROM?
There are a few car rental companies located on the island of St. Vincent…
Some students choose to rent a car with a roommate to reduce cost.
Avis Rentals (784) 456-6861
Hours of Operation: Sun – Sat 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Ben’s Auto Rental (784) 456-2907 or (718) 701-9526
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM & Saturday 8:00 AM-12:00PM
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Cash Money Auto (784) 451-2300 or (784)533-2300
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm & Saturday: 8:30am – 1:00pm
D & J’s Auto Rentals (784) 456-6548 or (784) 527-1652
WHERE CAN I BANK IN ST. VINCENT?
Bank of Saint Vincent & the Grenadines*: Can be Free or ATM fee applied by personal bank.
*have an exchange counter at E T Joshua Airport open: Monday to Friday: 8:30am -12:30pm/3:30pm – 5:30pm
For more info go to https://www.bosvg.com/ or call (784) 457 1844
RBTT Bank Caribbean (aka Royal Bank of Canada): ATM fee applied
For more info go to http://www.rbcroyalbank.com/caribbean/ec/index.html?cc=ec_13 or call (784) 456-1501
Bank Location: 81 South River Road, Kingstown, St. Vincent
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thursday 8:00 am-2:00 pm & Fri 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Scotiabank: If you are a Bank of America customer you do not pay an ATM fee. Accepts many ATM/Debit cards from US and Canadian Banks.
Main Location: Scotiabank (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) Halifax Street, P. O. Box 237, St. Vincent, WI. Phone: (784) 457-1601 Fax: (784) 457-2623
for more info go to http://www.scotiabank.com/vc/en/0,,5416,00.html
-Bank of St. Vincent & the Grenadines in Arnos Vale, located inside Super J Supermarket
-RBC in Arnos Vale, located inside Sunrise Supermarket
-Scotia Bank in Arnos Vale, located outside Super J Supermarket
WHAT IS THE CURRENCY?
The monetary unit in Anguilla is the Eastern Caribbean dollar (E.C.). The prices listed at most stores are in E.C. However, almost all stores accept the US dollar and credit/debit cards. The rate of exchange is $2.60 EC per $1 USD. Bills come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 EC dollars; coins in 5, 10 and 25 cents.
[Notice: Some businesses (ex. Super J, Save a Lot, etc.) will not accept $100 USD bills]
HOW DO I RECEIVE PACKAGES/MAIL?
Houses in St. Vincent do not have proper “addresses” and mail is sent to PO Boxes. Expect mail to take ATLEAST 3-4 weeks to get to or from the United States or Canada.
Post Office: Main branch is located in the Capital Kingstown on Hailfax Street.
Hours of Operation: Weekdays 8:00 am – 3:00 pm & Saturdays 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Tel No: (784) 457-1744 or (784) 450-0391 or (784) 533-0391
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
For more information on SVG post go to http://www.svgpost.gov.vc/
DHL: Located in the Capital Kingstown on Upper Middle Street.
Tel No. (784) 457-1172
For more information go to http://www.dhl.com.vc/en.html
Fed Ex: Located in the Capital Kingstown on Hailfax Street.
Tel No. (784) 456-1649
For more information go to http://www.fedex.com/vc/
SwiftPac: SwiftPac St Vincent Arnos Vale Rd, Suite K 694, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Phone: (784) 456-5800
Fax: (784) 456-5300
For more information go to: https://swiftpac.com/
*Customs: Have a large package coming from home? Most packages come through the Main Post Office. Be prepared to pay duty fee.
You can receive mail at the school at this address*:
Saint James School of Medicine
Cane Hall, Arnos Vale
P.O Box 2336
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, VC0280
*packages will still need to be picked up in town.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines has a reliable electricity source. During the span of a year electricity is lost maybe at most 6 times and is returned within 30 mins to a few hours*. Electricity is 220 volt. The standard electrical plug has 3 rectangular pins so remember to pack an adapter. The school supports both 220V and US standard 110V. Bringing or purchasing a transformer is suggested for any small appliances (slow cookers, hairdryers, desk lamps, ect.) that you may bring over from home.
*If there is a bad accident or a storm you may lose power for longer, but rarely there are blackouts. In case of periods without electricity everyone should purchase emergency candles and have a set of matches. The local Electricity company is Vinlec and on their website they provide updates on current outages “here” or for emergencies you can call them at (784) 456-1540.