Trinidad and Tobago

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Indian Tobacco (WITCO) engaged Hall on a three-year contract to promote youth cricket in Trinidad and Tobago, including playing for the Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team) national team in the Shell Shield (Regional Four Day Competition), the West Indies first-class cricket championship. One of Hall's first roles for WITCO was to promote the Wes Hall Youth Cricket League, a new nation-wide junior cricket league. commons:Trinidad and Tobago

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: Spanish, Portuguese, and French (French language), and the creole languages based upon these. Although French-influenced areas of the Americas would include Quebec, this region is rarely considered to be part of ''Latin America'', since its history, distinctive culture and economy, and British-inspired political institutions are generally deemed too closely intertwined with the rest of Canada. commons:Trinidad and Tobago

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was once filled with a number of small villages but is now a densely populated area. It was named after a Spanish (Spain) explorer Don Diego Martín. The area was first settled by French (France) planters and their slaves (Slavery) in the 1780s. It consists of a cluster of communities including Congo Village, Diamond Vale, Green Hill, Patna Village, Petit Valley, Blue Range, La Puerta Avenue, Four Roads, Rich Plain, River Estate, Blue Basin, Water Wheel, Gaza, Bhagatelle and Sierra

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); 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

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(2003) Imagining India(ns): Cultural Performances and Diaspora Politics in Jamaica. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Texas, Austin pdf all ethnic and religious communities participate in this event, locally known as "Hosay" or "Hussay", from "Husayn". On the other hand some governments have banned this commemoration. In 1930s Reza Shah forbade it in Iran. The regime

for a number of years. The '''Hosay''' (derived from Husayn or Hussein) celebration is a Caribbean manifestation of the Shia Muslim Remembrance of Muharram in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica Shankar, Guha (2003) Imagining India(ns): Cultural

Performances and Diaspora Politics in Jamaica. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Texas, Austin pdf (where is it spelled ''Hussay''). The name Hosay comes from "Husayn (Husayn ibn Ali)" (also spelled "Hussein", the grandson of Muhammad) who was assassinated by Yazid in Karbala. This marytrdom is commemorated in the festival. In Trinidad and Tobago it is primarily celebrated in Saint

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There are two options for travel between Trinidad and Tobago - by ferry and by air. Travelling by air will cost TT$300 (US$50) round trip or TT$150 one way per person. There are twelve flights per day. Flight time is approximately 25 minutes each way. Caribbean Airlines (http: runs the service. There are two types of ferry service - fast and conventional. Travelling by fast ferry costs TT$50 one way and TT$100 return. Vessels are the T&T Express and The T

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, a Guyanese national, author, and professor at the University of the West Indies, published a pamphlet titled ''The Groundings with My Brothers'' which among other matters, including a summary of African history, discussed his experiences with the Rastafari. It became a benchmark in the Caribbean Black Power movement. Combined with Rastafarian teachings, both philosophies spread rapidly to various Caribbean nations, including Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, and Grenada

;Stokely Carmichael, King Encyclopedia, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, Stanford University. Accessed 20 November 2006. He popularized the term "Black Power". "Stokely Carmichael, Rights Leader Who

Coined 'Black Power,' Dies at 57" November 16, 1998, ''New York Times''. Accessed March 27, 2008. (alternate url) While Western audiences found the films funny, there was considerable debate about its racial politics. commons:Trinidad and Tobago

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. 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

'''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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