(the accumulated year-end balances of the account in question). He intends to appeal the sentence, but resigned as Leader of the Opposition. (T&T Express), (Radio Jamaica) * Iranian President (President of Iran) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unexpectedly lifts a 27-year ban on female attendance of public sporting events in Iran (sports in Iran). They still need
hi entertainment 4531122.stm Chic Thompson, whose mother was Trinidadian (Trinidad and Tobago) and father was Antiguan (Antigua and Barbuda) descent, first drummed for the group Labelle, and then for a short while was a member, with Raymond Jones, of the soul disco band Ecstasy, Passion & Pain. This was followed by a long tenure with the legendary R&B dance disco band Chic (Chic (band)), where he helped create hits such as "Dance Dance Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)," "Le Freak," and "Good Times". He also performed with members of Chic on "We Are Family" and "He's The Greatest Dancer" by Sister Sledge and "Upside Down" and "I'm Coming Out" by Diana Ross. '''Stokely Carmichael''' (aka '''Kwame Ture'''; June 29, 1941 commons:Trinidad and Tobago
came into force on 22 April 1968, after El Salvador had joined Mexico in ratifying it and waived the conditions for its entry into force in accordance with its Article 28. Usage It is widely used in qawwali, kirtan and bhangra. It was formerly used in classical dance. Indian children sing and dance to it during pre-wedding festivities. It is often used in ''Filmi Sangeet'' - Indian film music - in chutney music, ''baithak gana'', ''tan'' singing and the local
) are among the fastest growing religious groups. Similarly, there is a noticeable increase in numbers of evangelical (evangelicalism) and fundamentalist (Fundamentalist Christian) churches usually lumped as "Pentecostal" by most Trinidadians (although this designation is often inaccurate). A small Jewish (Judaism) community exists on the islands, and several Eastern religions such as Buddhism and Taoism are followed by the Chinese Trinidadian and Tobagonian Chinese
Baptist s and the Orisha faith (formerly called Shangos, a less than complimentary term) are among the fastest growing religious groups (Claims to be the fastest growing religion). The fastest growing groups are a host of American-style evangelical (Evangelicalism) and fundamentalist (Fundamentalist Christian) churches usually lumped as "Pentecostal" by most Trinidadians (although this designation is often inaccurate). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has also expanded its presence in the country since the mid-1980s. commons:Trinidad and Tobago
) . Some (but certainly not all) of the reptiles and amphibians of Trinidad and Tobago are noted below. There are a number of lizards ranging in size from just over an inch or two in length to the huge long Green Iguana (''Iguana iguana''). The 'so called' Luminous Lizard (''Proctoporus shrevei'') makes its home in the mouths of caves and cool stream banks on the high peaks, ridges and high valleys of the Northern Range of Trinidad and is found nowhere else
in a small town of Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago and is often referred to as the Prince of Port of Spain or simply the Prince. This legendary West Indian batsman is widely regarded as one of the best batsmen ever to have played the game, and is one of the most famous sporting icons in the country. Football commons:Trinidad and Tobago
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
including working as a welder. He was hired by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York)) as a cleaner in 1984, and became a track worker in 1985. The '''Tamil diaspora''' is a demographic group of Tamil people of Indian or Sri Lankan origin who have settled in other parts of the world. Significant Tamil diaspora populations can be found in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Middle East, Réunion, South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Fiji, Guyana, Burma, Trinidad and Tobago, the French West Indies, Europe, Australia, Canada and the United States. '''Piarco International Airport''' commons:Trinidad and Tobago
has also expanded its presence in the country since the mid-1980s. commons:Trinidad and Tobago
. Frederic Gomes Cassidy, Joan Houston Hall, Dictionary of American Regional English, Harvard University Press, 1985. Bloody Bones tales originated in Britain (United Kingdom). Wright, Elizabeth Mary, Rustic Speech and Folk-Lore, London:H. Milford, 1913. Bogeyman may be called "Boogerman" or "Boogermonster" in rural areas of the American South, and was most often used to keep young children from playing outside past dark
'''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).