independence from the United Kingdom, the TTDF is one of the largest military forces in the English-speaking Caribbean. Its mission statement is to "defend the sovereign good of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, contribute to the development of the national community and support the State in the fulfillment of its national and international objectives". The Defence Force has been engaged in domestic incidents, such as the Jamaat al
apart, you cannot walk from one to the other along the beach. Popular beaches in Tobago include Pigeon Point, Store Bay, MT Irvine, Bucco, Grange, Englishman's Bay, Canoe Bay. Tobago's beaches are extremely beautiful. Bucco Reef and the nylon pool Buccoo Reef is a natural coral reef on the North Coast of Tobago. Glass Bottom Boat tours are available from Pigeon Point and Store Bay. The nylon pool is an area of shallow water on top of the reef. The water is crystal clear and looks
, Panama, Belize '''Trinidad and Tobago''' competed at the '''2000 Summer Olympics''' in Sydney, Australia. '''Trinidad and Tobago''' competed at the '''1996 Summer Olympics''' in Atlanta (Atlanta, Georgia), United States. '''Maracas-Saint Joseph''' is a colloquial name used in Trinidad and Tobago to distinguish the Maracas Valley above the town of Saint Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago Saint Joseph
from Maracas Beach. Maracas-Saint Joseph is one of the large valleys on the southern side of the Northern Range, while Maracas Beach lies on the opposite side of the mountains. '''T.K. Blue''' (also known as '''Talib Kibwe''', born Eugene Rhiney) '' JazzTimes '', "T.K. Blue" by Willard Jenkins, December 1999. is an American jazz saxophonist (saxophone) from New York City. His parents were
. James - fondly known by locals as the city that never sleeps Other destinations * Caroni Bird Sanctuary and former sugar cane estates (very nice place to watch birds, many mosquitoes) * North coast beaches (Maracas, Las Cuevas, Tyrico, Blanchisseuse) * La Brea Pitch Lake * Lopinot Historical Site - museum built on former Cocoa estate owned by French Count Charles Joseph de Lopinot * Roxborough - Northern Tobago, tropical rainforest reserve * Down the Islands - the small islands off
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
''' is a government-assisted, highly-selective Roman Catholic boys' secondary school in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. It was established in 1945 and had an enrollment of 895 students . The school was established and is run by the Holy Ghost Fathers, an international Roman Catholic religious community. Because of its academic reputation, consistent historical performance in national exams, and notable alumni, Fatima is known to be one of the most prestigious secondary
Cavern Club. Obituary in ''The Independent'', 15 December 1994. Beaton became increasingly unhappy with his work as a teacher and began writing plays, his first play being the musical ''Jack of Spades'', which was about the doomed relationship between a black man and a white woman, quite controversial at that time. The moderate success of this play gave Beaton enough confidence to give up
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
subsequently pursued graduate degrees in political science and law at the University of Western Ontario, and practised law in Toronto (Toronto, Ontario), Ontario for seven years. She left her law practise in 1983 to devote time to her writing. Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Springer played with a number of reggae and calypso (Calypso music) bands as a teenager. He later moved to Canada, settling in Toronto and playing local clubs in a Jimi Hendrix tribute band. He joined Rough Trade (Rough Trade (band)) in 1983, and following that band's breakup he launched his own band, Wild T and the Spirit. commons:Trinidad and Tobago
;Great White Fleet". The international situation required a compelling exhibition of the strength of the United States; this round-the-world cruise was to provide one of the most remarkable illustrations of the ability of sea power to keep peace without warlike action. Not only was a threatened conflict with Japan averted but notice was served on the world that the United States had come of age, and was an international power which could make its influence felt in any part of the world. Commanded first by Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans, and later by Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, the fleet laid its course for Trinidad and Tobago and Rio de Janeiro, then rounded Cape Horn. After calling in Punta Arenas, Valparaíso and Callao, the battleships made a triumphant return to the United States at San Francisco. On 7 July, the fleet sailed west, bound for Hawaii, Auckland, and three Australian ports; Sydney, Melbourne, and Albany, Western Australia. In 2008, FIFA instituted an under-17 world championship (FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup). The inaugural event (2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup), held in New Zealand, was won by North Korea. The current champions at this level are South Korea (South Korea women's national under-17 football team), who won their first worldwide FIFA title in Trinidad and Tobago in 2010 (2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup). Production The movie was filmed in Trinidad and Tobago allowing Huston and Fox to use blocked funds in the UK, receive British film finance and qualify for the Eady Levy. The film was set later in the war than the novel that had Allison escaping from the Battle of Corregidor. In the film, the Allies are on the offensive and U.S. Marines capture the island. width "25%" Lebanon Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Mali Malta Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Moldova Monaco Mongolia Morocco Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Norway Pakistan Palau Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia) width "25%" Romania Russia Saint Lucia Senegal Serbia Sierra Leone Slovakia Slovenia South Africa South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Suriname Sweden Switzerland Syria Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam Zambia former USSR (Soviet Union) *Flint Hill Resources LP, is a major refining and chemicals company based in Wichita, Kansas. It sells products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol, polymers, intermediate chemicals, base oils and asphalt. It operates oil refineries in six states. Flint Hill has chemical plants in Illinois, Texas and Michigan. The firm is also a major manufacturer of asphalt used for paving and roofing applications. It operates 13 asphalt terminals located in six states including Alaska (2 terminals), Wisconsin (2), Iowa (3), Minnesota (4), Nebraska (1), and North Dakota(1). Flint Hill Resources website, accessed March 11, 2011, FHR Asphalt The firm manages the purchasing of domestic crude oil from Texas and Colorado offices, has four ethanol plants across Iowa, operates three refineries in Alaska, Texas, and Minnesota, and has a refinery terminal in Alaska. The Minnesota refinery can process commons: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).