Trinidad and Tobago

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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


poetic style

- Valencia, Matura, Manzanilla, Tamana and Turure. ) is a Indo-Caribbean novelist. She was born in Trinidad and Tobago in 1939. She is classified also as a novelist of the Indian diaspora. Some of her writings are on Indo-Caribbean themes as well as themes of cultural change. She has published four novels. She is a writer with a poetic style and her books are widely used in post-colonial and Caribbean


famous victory

Queen's Park Oval 2009 Drawn - Life and career Fraser was educated at the Gayton High School (Harrow High School) in Harrow, Middlesex. Perhaps his finest hour came in the Barbados Test Match (Test cricket) of the 1993 94 West Indies (West Indies cricket team) tour when Fraser took 8-75 in the first innings to help set up a famous victory, West Indies' first defeat at Bridgetown (Bridgetown, Barbados) for over half a century. His career-best first-class cricket


song white

all his live performances, was "Matilda (Matilda (song))", recorded April 27, 1953. His breakthrough album ''Calypso (Calypso (album))'' (1956) became the first LP (LP album) to sell over 1 million copies (Bing Crosby's "White Christmas (White Christmas (song))" and Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons", both singles (single (music)), had previously surpassed that mark). The album is number four


international performance

was the Grenada United Labour Party in from 1951 until 1979 when it was overthrown in a Marxist coup d'etat led by Maurice Bishop. International performance In 2006 the Islanders venture into the international stage participating in the CFU Club Championship, in hope of qualifying for the CONCACAF Champions Cup. This is possible because Puerto Rican football is governed by the Federación Puertorriqueña de Fútbol instead of the United States Soccer Federation. This first


natural community

); thumb upright 1.2 Location of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean alt map of Caribbean with Trinidad and Tobago highlighted (File:LocationTrinidadAndTobago.png) '''Trinidad and Tobago''' has some of the richest natural communities (community ecology) in the Caribbean. Unlike most of the islands of the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago supports a primarily South American flora (flora (plants)) and fauna (fauna (animals)). As a result, Trinidad and Tobago is richer in plant and animal species than


famous radio

of some of the most famous radio contesting victories in the large world wide contests. Competition between stations in large countries, such as Canada, Russia, or the United States can be greatly affected by the geographic locations of each station. Because of these variations, some stations may specialize in only those contests where they are not at a disadvantage, or may measure their own success against only nearby rivals. The '''crab-eating raccoon''' (''Procyon cancrivorus


television holding

and the studios of Trinidad and Tobago Television, holding Prime Minister A. N. R. Robinson and most of his Cabinet (Cabinet (government)) as well as the staff at the television station hostage for 6 days. *1995 – The Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.. Appeal is directly to the Judicial Committee from four independent nations: *The Commonwealth republics of Dominica, Mauritius, and Trinidad and Tobago, and also, if the case


scale experimental

astronomy ), Alan Turing (one of the founders of computer science and artificial intelligence), Tom Kilburn and Frederic Calland Williams (who developed Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM) or "Baby", the world's first stored-program computer at Victoria University of Manchester in 1948), Irene Khan (current Secretary General of Amnesty International) and Robert Bolt (two times Academy Award winner and three times Golden Globe winner


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

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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