Trinidad and Tobago

What is Trinidad and Tobago known for?


popular education

name Austerlitz Austerlitz, Paul. 2005. ''Jazz Consciousness: Music, Race, and Humanity''. Wesleyan University Press, pp. 105–106. A number of reggae versions of the song also exist, and marimba covers are particularly popular. Education Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Scott was educated at the University of the West Indies and taught in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and at Yale University in the United States. thumb right 250px The LaqTel logo was designed by Kenrick Rampial, who won a nationwide competition in October 2005 to design the company's logo. (Image:Laqtellogo.png) '''LaqTel Ltd.''' ("LaqTel Communications") is a privately held up-start mobile phone and wireless service provider, of Trinidad and Tobago. Currently a division of Telcom Holdings Ltd. (TH), LaqTel was first founded in 2002 by Dr. Joseph Laquis, the current CEO of LaqTel Communications is Michael Barrow. On October 5, the 7th storm of the season formed east of Trinidad and Tobago. It made landfalls on Paraguaná (Península de Paraguaná), Guajira (Guajira Peninsula), and after tracking across the Caribbean Sea, another near Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua – Honduras border as a 100 mph Category 2. Belize (Belize City) and Tampico were where the storm made its fourth and then final landfalls before dissipating inland on October 16. commons:Trinidad and Tobago


spectacular annual

'' news channel The annual Cambridge Carnival (Caribbean Carnival) International festival uses the Trinidad and Tobago model to bring together Cambridge’s diverse community for a spectacular annual costume parade and celebration. This year’s festival features five entertainment zones in Kendall Square: two live music stages, KidsFest zone, and two DJ zones. The Cambridge Carnival has come a long way since 1992 from a small street fair at University Park, to now one of the most


productions featuring

in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Canada and Singapore and also Chaim Weizmann, a chemist and the first President of Israel. A number of well-known actors also studied at the University of Manchester, including Benedict Cumberbatch, leading actor in the BBC television drama ''Sherlock (Sherlock (TV series))''. Mitchum's voice was often used instead of that of a professional singer when his characters sang in his films. Notable productions featuring Mitchum's own singing voice


news public

a prominent role in supporting the president in resisting the Dimka Coup in 1976. Educationally, the college boasts state of the art lecture facilities


century centuries

declared, with the 3 "W"s (Everton Weekes, Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott) all scoring centuries (century) in West Indies' first innings, and Peter May (Peter May (cricketer)) and Denis Compton doing the same in England's 537 in reply. "Skokiaan" has been adapted to various musical stylings, from jazz to mento reggae (Sugar Belly and the Canefields), and Rock and Roll. The tune has been arranged for strings (South Africa's Soweto String


fishing line

like fishing line nylon, hence the name. A glass bottom boat tour will take you there and allow you to bathe. Caroni Bird Sanctuary Located in the Caroni Swamp, this is a must for bird watchers. Several indigenous species of bird nest in the bird sanctuary, including one of the national birds - the Scarlet Ibis ''(Eudocimus ruber)''. Tours generally take place during dusk as the Scarlet Ibis returns to the swamp to roost. It is also a good idea to wear thick clothing(jeans and a jacket


made light

Tonkin bamboo, Calcutta reed, ash wood,hickory, iron wood, maple, lance wood, or malacca cane, as it was necessary that they be made light, tough, and pliable. Rods were generally made in three pieces called a butt, midsection, and tip. The butts were frequently made of maple, with bored bottom; this butt outlasted several tops. Midsections were generally made from Iron wood because it was a thicker strong woods. Tips were generally made from bamboo for its elasticity which could through the bait further and more accurately. Handles and grips were generally of cork, wood, or wrapped cane. Many different types of glue held these sections together most commonly irish glue and bone glue until hilton glue or cement glue was introduced because of its water proof qualities. Guides were not added to fishing rods until around the 17th century. commons:Trinidad and Tobago


crime including

. Use caution as "PH" drivers have been linked to crime including murder, kidnapping and robbery and carry no insurance for hired passengers. Some tips * All taxi fares are to be paid in cash in TT dollars. Some drivers accept US dollars, Canadian dollars or Euros, but they may not give you a favorable exchange rate. It's okay to ask your fare in advance. In Maxi taxis, pay the conductor, or the driver if there is no conductor. Tipping is not expected except for airport


writing novels

literature courses and in book clubs. The Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies at Warwick University in the UK has established a Research Fellowship in her name. She had an academic career before turning to writing novels. She has B.A (Hons) and Ph.D degrees from Queen's University, Belfast. '''Synergy Television''' '''(Synergy TV)''' is the first music oriented channel, serving Trinidad and Tobago. The channel was founded by Peter C. Lewis former Xtatik band


international silver

of 1838 resulted in Trinidad and Tobago formally adopting the sterling (Pound sterling) currency. However, despite the circulation of British coins in Trinidad and Tobago, the silver pieces of eight continued to circulate alongside them. The international silver crisis of 1873 signalled the end of the silver dollar era in the West Indies and silver dollars were demonetized in Tobago in 1879 and in Trinidad at around the same period. This left a state of affairs, in which the British coinage circulated, being reckoned in the private sector using dollar accounts at an automatic conversion rate of 1 dollar 4 shillings 2 pence. Government offices kept their accounts in British pounds, shillings, and pence until the year 1935 when Trinidad and Tobago went decimal. Britain adopted the gold standard in 1821 and an imperial order-in-council of 1838 resulted in Trinidad and Tobago formally adopting the sterling (Pound sterling) currency. However, despite the circulation of British coins in Trinidad and Tobago, the silver pieces of eight continued to circulate alongside them. The international silver crisis of 1873 signalled the end of the silver dollar era in the West Indies and silver dollars were demonetized in Tobago in 1879 and in Trinidad at around the same period. This left a state of affairs, in which the British coinage circulated, being reckoned in the private sector using dollar accounts at an automatic conversion rate of 1 dollar 4 shillings 2 pence. Government offices kept their accounts in British pounds, shillings, and pence until the year 1935 when Trinidad and Tobago went decimal. From 1949, with the introduction of the British West Indies dollar, the currency of Trinidad and Tobago became officially tied up with that of the British Eastern Caribbean territories in general. The British sterling coinage was eventually replaced by a new decimal coinage in 1955, with the new cent being equal to one half of the old penny. In 1951, notes of the British Caribbean Territories, Eastern Group, were introduced, replacing Trinidad and Tobago's own notes. In 1955, coins were introduced when the dollar was decimalized. In 1964, Trinidad and Tobago introduced its own dollar, replacing the East Caribbean dollar at par. The Trinidad and Tobago dollar and the Eastern Caribbean dollar were the last two currencies in the world to retain the old rating of one pound equals four dollars and eighty cents, as per the gold sovereign to the Pieces of eight. Both of these currencies ended this relationship within a few weeks of each other in 1976. '''George Michael Chambers''' (4 October 1928 – 4 November 1997) http: www.independent.co.uk news obituaries obituary-george-chambers-1294177.html was the second Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. Born in Port of Spain, Chambers joined the People's National Movement (PNM) in 1956, and was elected to Parliament (Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago) representing the '''St. Anns East''' seat. He served as Assistant General Secretary of the PNM before becoming Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Finance in 1966. From there he went on to serve as Minister of Finance, Public Utilities, Housing, National Security, Education, Panning, Industry Commerce and Agriculture. '''Rudolph Walker''', OBE (Order of the British Empire) (born 28 September 1939) is a British (United Kingdom) character actor. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Walker came to the United Kingdom in 1960. * November 17 - International Students Day * November 19 - International Men's Day (Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Australia, India, United States, Singapore, Malta, United Kingdom, South Africa, Hungary, Ireland, Ghana, Canada, Denmark, Austria, England, France, Scotland, Pakistan, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis and Grenada) * November 19 - World flower Day The '''White-tipped Dove''' (''Leptotila verreauxi'') is a large New World tropical dove. It is a resident breeder from the southernmost Texas in the USA through Mexico and Central America south to western Peru and central Argentina. It also breeds on the offshore islands of northern South America, including Trinidad and Tobago and the Netherlands Antilles. Numerous subspecies exist; some of the more widespread are the nominate taxon, ''L. v. verreauxi'', from Nicaragua to Venezuela, ''L. v. angelica'' from Texas and coastal Mexico, ''L. v. decolor'' west of the Andes from Colombia to northern Peru, ''L. v. brasiliensis'' in most of the Amazon (Amazon Rainforest) north of the Amazon River and ''L. v. decipiens'' in a large part of central South America. Tropical dry forests in Trinidad and Tobago include both '''deciduous''' and '''semi-evergreen''' forests. A recent work by Howard Nelson suggests that areas which were formerly classified as '''evergreen''' forest also fit the criteria for dry forests. The major areas of dry forest in Trinidad include the Chaguaramas (Chaguaramas, Trinidad) peninsula in the northwest, areas along the south coast of the island, from Cedros (Cedros, Trinidad and Tobago) to Morne Diablo, and areas along the east coast including parts of the Guayaguayare, Mayaro (Mayaro Bay) and Manzanilla (Manzanilla, Trinidad and Tobago) coastline. In addition, areas along the west coast including San Fernando Hill and much of the former ''Sugar Belt'' also would have originally supported dry forest. In Tobago much of the southwest of the island originally supported dry forests. The dominant paradigm in phytosociology in Trinidad and Tobago has been the work of John Stanley Beard carried out in the 1940s. His description of forest associations was physiognomically (physiognomy) based. Many of his forest associations overlap modern ideas of dry (Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests) and moist (Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests) forests. Most work which seeks to classify dry forest in this country, ''e.g.'', WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) Terrestrial Ecoregions classification, underestimate the extent of dry forest in Trinidad and Tobago by restricting it to the driest category of forests that Beard came up with for Trinidad. commons:Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago

'''Trinidad and Tobago''' , officially the '''Republic of Trinidad and Tobago''', is a twin island country off the northern edge of South America, lying just off the coast of northeastern Venezuela and south of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles.

Usually considered part of the Caribbean, it shares maritime boundaries (maritime boundary) with other nations including Barbados to the northeast, Grenada to the northwest, Guyana to the southeast, and Venezuela to the south and west. and consists of two main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, with numerous smaller landforms (List of islands of Trinidad and Tobago). The two main islands are divided into nine regions (Regional Corporations and Municipalities of Trinidad and Tobago), and one ward (Ward (country subdivision)). Sangre Grande (Sangre Grande Regional Corporation) is the largest of the country's nine regions, comprising about 18% of the total area and 10% of the total population of the country. The nation lies outside of the hurricane belt.

The island of Trinidad was a Spanish colony (Spanish Empire) from the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1498 to the capitulation of the Spanish Governor, Don José Maria Chacón, on the arrival of a British fleet of 18 warships on 18 February 1797. Carmichael (1961), pp. 40–42. During the same period, the island of Tobago changed hands among Spanish (Spanish colonization of the Americas), British (British colonization of the Americas), French (French colonization of the Americas), Dutch (Dutch colonization of the Americas) and Courlander (Courland colonization of the Americas) colonizers. Trinidad and Tobago (remaining separate until 1889) were ceded to Britain in 1802 under the Treaty of Amiens. Carmichael (1961), p. 52. The country Trinidad and Tobago obtained independence in 1962, becoming a republic in 1976.

Trinidad and Tobago is the third richest country per capita (List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita) in the Americas after United States and Canada, and furthermore, it is recognized as a high income economy (World Bank high-income economy) by the World Bank. Unlike most of the English-speaking Caribbean, the country's economy is primarily industrial, List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita

Trinidad and Tobago is known for its Carnival (Trinidad and Tobago Carnival) and is the birthplace of steelpan, limbo (limbo (dance)), and the music styles of calypso (calypso music), soca (soca music) and chutney (chutney music).

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