[35] Tobago's cigar-like shape, or the use of tobacco by the native people, may have given it its Spanish name (cabaco, tavaco, tobacco) and possibly some of its other Amerindian names, such as Aloubaéra (black conch) and Urupaina (big snail),[34] although the English pronunciation is /təˈbeɪɡoʊ/. In the Northern Range of Trinidad, the climate is often cooler than that of the sweltering heat of the plains below, due to constant cloud and mist cover, and heavy rains in the mountains. Key Facts. The seven classes of primary school consists of First Year and Second Year, followed by Standard One through Standard Five. Don José Maria Chacón, the Spanish colonial government’s last governor, played an important role in developing Port of Spain. [45] The total population of Trinidad was 17,718, of which 2,151 were of European ancestry, 4,476 were "free blacks and people of colour", 10,009 were enslaved people and 1,082 Amerindians. Geoffrey Holder (brother of Boscoe Holder) and Heather Headley are two Trinidad-born artists who have won Tony Awards for theatre. [57] The apprenticeship system ended on 1 August 1838 with full emancipation. Trinidad and Tobago, officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is a twin island country that is the southernmost nation of the West Indies in the Caribbean. [16] The government has made efforts to boost this sector in recent years. Earn Rewards. [16] The islands are a physiographical extension of South America. * These three Dutch Caribbean territories form the BES islands. [68], Williams died in 1981, being replaced by George Chambers who led the country until 1986. . The team, coached by Dutchman Leo Beenhakker, and led by Tobagonian-born captain Dwight Yorke, drew their first group game – against Sweden in Dortmund, 0–0, but lost the second game to England on late goals, 0–2. There are many places in Trinidad and Tobago that have names of Hindustani origin. [37] At the time of European contact, Trinidad was occupied by various Arawakan-speaking groups including the Nepoya and Suppoya, and Cariban-speaking groups such as the Yao, while Tobago was occupied by the Island Caribs and Galibi. Besson, Gerard (27 August 2000). In 1967 it became the first Commonwealth country to join the Organization of American States (OAS). The mutineers were ambushed by a militia unit just outside the town of Arima. Finally, other contributors included "other revenues" and "leased line services" with earnings of TT$0.16 billion and TT$0.05 billion respectively, with 2.8 percent and 0.9 percent.[160]. ARTICLE. The Queen's Park Oval located in Port of Spain is the largest cricket ground in the West Indies, having hosted 60 Test matches as of January 2018. Trinidad And Tobago: Culture And Social Beliefs. [196] The hummingbird is considered another symbol of Trinidad and Tobago due to its significance to the indigenous peoples, however, it is not a national bird. Also in 2012 Lalonde Gordon competed in the XXX Summer Olympics where he won a bronze medal in the 400 metres (1,300 feet), being surpassed by Luguelin Santos of the Dominican Republic and Kirani James of Grenada. On 1 December 1919, the striking dockworkers rushed the harbour and chased off the strikebreakers. [68] With the sugar industry in a state of near-collapse and the island no longer profitable, the British attached Tobago to their Trinidad colony in 1889.[16][69][70]. The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has recognised the creative industries as a pathway to economic growth and development. Additional petrochemical, aluminium, and plastics projects are in various stages of planning. Trinidad and Tobago is a Caribbean nation located in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the northern edge of continental South America. [16] The rest of the island is generally flatter, excluding the Central Range and Montserrat Hills in the centre of the island and the Southern Range and Trinity Hills in the south. The North Terminal was completed in 2001, and consists of[162] 14-second-level aircraft gates with jetways for international flights, two ground-level domestic gates and 82 ticket counter positions. [16], The terrain of the islands is a mixture of mountains and plains. The airport consists of two terminals, the North Terminal and the South Terminal. [45] In 1757 the capital was moved from San José de Oruña to Puerto de España (modern Port of Spain) following several pirate attacks. To learn how to add open license text to Wikipedia articles, please see this how-to page. "The Global Gender Gap Report 2013" (PDF). He came second place to Usain Bolt in the Beijing Olympics in the 100 metres (330 feet) with a time of 9.89s. [citation needed] Elevated at 17.4 metres (57 ft) above sea level it comprises an area of 680 hectares (1,700 acres) and has a runway of 3,200 metres (10,500 ft). Sedeño and his men fought the native peoples on many occasions, and subsequently built a fort. [16][69] Political parties emerged on the island, however these were largely divided along racial lines: Afro-Trinidadians and Tobagonians primarily supported the People's National Movement (PNM), formed in 1956 by Eric Williams, with Indo-Trinidadians and Tobagonians mostly supporting the People's Democratic Party (PDP), formed in 1953 by Bhadase Sagan Maraj,[78] which later merged into the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in 1957. Get Stuff. The team from Trinidad and Tobago will be awarded the gold medal, because of the second rank during the relay run.[185]. Claude Noel is a former world champion in professional boxing. [16] Oil and gas account for about 40% of GDP and 80% of exports, but only 5% of employment. 81:08 5 LAWS OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO L.R.O. The official residence of the Trinidad and Tobago's president, known as the President’s House, and other important central government offices are also located in the city. Brian Lara, world record holder for the most runs scored both in a Test and in a First Class innings and other records, was born in a small town of Santa Cruz and is often referred to as the Prince of Port of Spain or simply the Prince. 2 were here. [172][173][174] Trinidad is also the birthplace of soca music, chutney music, chutney-soca, parang, rapso, pichakaree and chutney parang. Tourism and manufacturing are also important to the local economy. Introduced in 2006. the fraternity made consistent strides in having more members a part of the TTDBF (Trinidad and Tobago Dragonboat Federation) as well as performing on an international level such as the 10th IDBF World Nations Dragon Boat Championships in Tampa, Florida in the US in 2011. The Prime Minister is elected following a general election which takes place every five years. [15][16] Various fruits and vegetables are grown, such as cucumbers, eggplant, cassava, pumpkin, dasheen (taro) and coconut; fishing is still also commonly practised. Arima on Trinidad is a noted centre of Amerindian culture. [187] They play their home matches at the Hasely Crawford Stadium. [180] Ramleela, the drama about the life of the Hindu deity Rama, is popular during the time between Sharad Navaratri and Dushera, and Ras leela (Krishna leela), the drama about the life of the Hindu deity Krishna, is popular around the time of Krishna Janmashtami. The two main parties are the People's National Movement (PNM) and the United National Congress (UNC). The flag was chosen by the Independence committee in 1962. In 2015, the Trinidad and Tobago Creative Industries Company Limited (CreativeTT) was established as a state agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry with a mandate to stimulate and facilitate the business development and export activities of the Creative Industries in Trinidad and Tobago to generate national wealth, and, as such, the company is responsible for the strategic and business development of the three (3) niche areas and sub sectors currently under its purview – Music, Film and Fashion. This legendary West Indian batsman is widely regarded. It is located on the Gulf of Paria, on the northwest coast of the island of Trinidad and is part of a … [citation needed]. Forming the two southernmost links in the Caribbean chain, the islands of Trinidad and Tobago lie close to the continent of South America, northeast of … Two of the biggest banks in the region are based in the city, and the island’s largest container port, which is also one of the busiest in the Caribbean, is also located in Port of Spain. [36] They founded several missions in Trinidad, supported and richly funded by the state, which also granted encomienda right to them over the native peoples, in which the native peoples were forced to provide labour for the Spanish. [citation needed]. [73] The labour movement aimed to unite the urban working class and agricultural labour class; the key figures being Arthur Cipriani, who led the Trinidad Workingmen's Association (TWA), and Tubal Uriah "Buzz" Butler of the British Empire Citizens' and Workers' Home Rule Party. [15] On Trinidad the Northern Range runs parallel with the north coast, and contains the country's highest peak (El Cerro del Aripo), which is 940 metres (3,080 ft) above sea level,[15] and second highest (El Tucuche, 936 metres (3,071 ft)). Threats to the country's biodiversity include over-hunting and poaching (see Hunting#Trinidad and Tobago), habitat loss and fragmentation (particularly due to forest fires and land clearance for quarrying, agriculture, squatting, housing and industrial development and road construction), water pollution, and introduction of invasive species and pathogens. [186] Trinidad and Tobago again fell just short of qualifying for the World Cup in 1990, needing only a draw at home against the United States but losing 1–0. The population rate of pre-trial detainees and remand prisoners is 174 per 100,000 of the national population (59.7% of the prison population). The team is a provisional member of the Pan American Baseball Confederation. [citation needed] A majority of the people who immigrated in the 19th century were from southern China and spoke the Hakka and Yue dialects of Chinese. The Pro League serves as a league for professional football clubs in Trinidad and Tobago. Port of Spain was named Trinidad and Tobago’s capital in 1757, when the seat of government was transferred from the old capital of San José de Oruña. The older South Terminal underwent renovations in 2009 for use as a VIP entrance point during the 5th Summit of the Americas. [112] A first effort to estimate the number of endemic fungi tentatively listed 407 species.[113]. † Physiographically, these are continental islands not a part of the volcanic Windward Islands arc. Two NAR representatives backed the opposition United National Congress (UNC), which had split off from the NAR in 1989, and they thus took power under Basdeo Panday, who became the country's first Indo-Trinidadian Prime Minister. [citation needed], The Southern Lowlands consist of Miocene and Pliocene sands, clays, and gravels. [121], The country's prison administration is the Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service (TTPS), it is under the control of the Commissioner of Prisons (Ag.) [15] The majority of people of an African background are the descendants of slaves forcibly transported to the islands from as early as the 16th century. [82] Tobago was granted limited self-rule with the creation of the Tobago House of Assembly in 1980. Trinidad and Tobago has a maritime tropical climate. Read Customer Service Reviews. The total prison population, including pre-trial detainees and remand prisoners, is 3,999 prisoners. [16] It shares maritime boundaries with Barbados to the northeast, Grenada to the northwest and Venezuela to the south and west. [34] The settlement of San José de Oruña was later established by Antonio de Berrío on this land in 1592. [119] In 1995 Trinidad played host to the inaugural meeting of the Association of Caribbean States and has become the seat of this 35-member grouping, which seeks to further economic progress and integration among its states. These overlie oil and natural gas deposits, especially north of the Los Bajos Fault. The government of Trinidad and Tobago subsequently chose to seek independence from the United Kingdom on its own. [40], Meanwhile, there were numerous attempts by European powers to settle Tobago during the 1620-40s, with the Dutch, English and Couronians (people from the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia, now part of Latvia) all attempting to colonise the island with little success. Free-to Air radio and television services contributed TT$0.18 billion and TT$0.13 billion respectively (3.2 percent and 2.4 percent). Indo-Trinidadians reside primarily on Trinidad; as of the 2011 census only 2.5% of Tobago's population was of Indian descent. [19] During the same period, the island of Tobago changed hands among Spanish, British, French, Dutch and Courlander colonists more times than any other island in the Caribbean. After an additional cash injection of US$50 million, the Trinidad and Tobago government acquired the Jamaican airline Air Jamaica on 1 May 2010, with a 6–12-month transition period to follow.[163]. [15], The head of state of Trinidad and Tobago is the President, currently Paula-Mae Weekes. Historian E. L. Joseph claimed that Trinidad's Amerindian name was Cairi or "Land of the Humming Bird", derived from the Arawak name for hummingbird, ierèttê or yerettê. It also carries out equipment testing and calibration for major industries.[166]. [131], The variant of Caribbean Hindustani that is spoken in Trinidad and Tobago is known as Trinidadian Hindustani, Trinidadian Bhojpuri, Plantation Hindustani, or Gaon ke Bolee (Village Speech). Trinidad and Tobago has a diverse culture mixing Indian, African, Creole, Chinese, Amerindian, Arab, Latino, and European influences, reflecting the various communities who have migrated to the islands over the centuries. During that period of upheaval, French planters with their slaves, free coloureds and mulattos from the neighbouring islands of Martinique, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Guadeloupe and Dominica migrated to Trinidad, where they established an agriculture-based economy (sugar and cocoa). The main town on Tobago is Scarborough. He was born in Tobago. Several smaller parties also exist. (Excel Document [Added Up All info from the areas in couva to get the total population])", "Community Register PTRC (Excel Document [Added Up All info from the areas in Princes Town to get the total population])", "Community Register CTTRCCB. Winds are predominantly from the northeast and are dominated by the northeast trade winds. [45] These new immigrants established local communities in Blanchisseuse, Champs Fleurs, Paramin,[50] Cascade, Carenage and Laventille. M. Hamel-Smith & Co. To print this article, all you need is to be registered or login on Mondaq.com. During the final year of primary school, students prepare for and sit the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) which determines the secondary school the child will attend. The unity brought upon by the strike was the first time of cooperation between the various ethnic groups of the time. This policy is accompanied by the CARICOM Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS). [87] A corruption scandal resulted in Manning's defeat by the newly formed People's Partnership coalition in 2010, with Kamla Persad-Bissessar becoming the country's first female Prime Minister. [125] The prison population rate is 292 people per 100,000. [36] Banwari Trace in south-west Trinidad is the oldest attested archaeological site in the Caribbean, dating to about 5000 BC. Trinidad and Tobago is the birthplace of calypso music and the steelpan. The remaining population is made of various Christian denominations (Spiritual Shouter Baptists (5.67%), Anglicans (5.67%), Seventh-day Adventists (4.09%), Presbyterians or Congregationalists (2.49%), Jehovah's Witnesses (1.47%), other Baptists (1.21%), Methodists (0.65%) and the Moravian Church (0.27%)). Scarborough became the capital of Tobago in 1769. The presence of American military bases in Chaguaramas and Cumuto in Trinidad during World War II had a profound effect on society. [15] Recent growth has been fuelled by investments in liquefied natural gas (LNG), petrochemicals, and steel. The annual Carnival festival attracts large crowds from different parts of the world. [15] This largely ceremonial role replaced that of the Governor-General (representing the Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago) upon Trinidad and Tobago's becoming a republic in 1976. Economic growth is expected to gather speed in 2018 and 2019, and the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange could benefit through higher share prices and more players becoming involved with the exchange. Meanwhile, the Trinbago Knight Riders play in the Caribbean Premier League. Capital of Trinidad and Tobago The Capital City of Trinidad and Tobago (officially named Republic of Trinidad and Tobago) is the city of Port of Spain. Dividend income Dividends received by a Trinidad and Tobago company from both domestic subsidiaries and other domestic corporations are exempt from corporation tax and business levy but are subject to green fund levy. Government also currently subsidises some Masters programmes. [46] However the Spanish never made any concerted effort to colonise the islands; Trinidad in this period was still mostly forest, populated by a few Spaniards with a handful of slaves and a few thousand Amerindians. In 2019, Trinidad and Tobago signed the UN treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. [14][15] Consisting of the main islands Trinidad and Tobago, and numerous much smaller islands, it is situated 130 kilometres (81 miles) south of Grenada and 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) off the coast of northeastern Venezuela. [citation needed], The ethnic composition of Trinidad and Tobago reflects a history of conquest and immigration. [3] Hinduism is practised throughout the country and Diwali is a public holiday, and other Hindu holidays are also widely celebrated. What Type Of Government Does Russia Have? Two African syncretic faiths, the Shouter or Spiritual Baptists and the Orisha faith (formerly called Shangos, a less than complimentary term)[citation needed] are among the fastest growing religious groups. [16] The position of governor-general was replaced with that of President; Ellis Clarke was the first to hold this largely ceremonial role. [16][55] An overview of the populations statistics in 1838, however, clearly reveals the contrast between Trinidad and its neighbouring islands: upon emancipation of the slaves in 1838, Trinidad had only 17,439 slaves, with 80% of slave owners having enslaved fewer than 10 people each. GDP per capita (current US$) - Trinidad and Tobago from The World Bank: Data Learn how the World Bank Group is helping countries with COVID-19 (coronavirus). Other sects and organizations include the Arya Samaj, Kabir Panth, Seunariani (Sieunarini/Shiv Narayani), Ramanandi Sampradaya, Aughar (Aghor), Ravidas Panth, Kali Mai (Madrasi), Sathya Sai Baba movement, Shirdi Sai Baba movement, ISKCON (Hare Krishna), Chinmaya Mission, Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Divine Life Society, Murugan (Kaumaram), Ganapathi Sachchidananda movement, Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (Radha Madhav) and Brahma Kumaris. The area now occupied by Port of Spain was previously the site of a fishing village of the native Amerindian people, and was named Cumucurapo. General Shop - Capital Plaza: Downtown, Port of Spain: Variety Store Trinidad and Tobago. [15] There are also small but significant minorities of people of Amerindian, European, Chinese, and Arab descent. [132] Around the mid to late 1970s the lingua franca of Indo-Trinidadian and Tobagonians switched from Trinidadian Hindustani to a sort of "Hindinized" version of English. Trinidad is split into 14 regional corporations and municipalities, consisting of nine regions and five municipalities, which have a limited level of autonomy. The shield bears three ships, representing both the Trinity, and the three ships that Columbus sailed. [citation needed] Escalating tensions between the Spaniards and Amerindians culminated in violence 1689, when Amerindians in the San Rafael encomienda rebelled and killed several priests, attacked a church, and killed the Spanish governor José de León y Echales. [71] Strikebreakers were brought in to keep a minimum of goods moving through the ports. By Michael W Edghill CJ Contributor On Tuesday, United States Vice … Of total telecommunications and broadcasting revenues, mobile voice services accounted for the majority of revenues with TT$2.20 billion (39.2 percent). [92/1996]. The 41 members of the House of Representatives are elected by the people for a maximum term of five years in a "first past the post" system. "Land of Beginnings – A historical digest". Rugby is played in Trinidad and Tobago and continues to be a popular sport, and horse racing is regularly followed in the country. Keshorn Walcott (as stated above) came first in javelin and earned a gold medal, making him the second Trinidadian in the country's history to receive one. The international country code of Trinidad and Tobago is TT or TTO. [164] There have been talks to build a new railway on the islands, though nothing yet has come of this. "[144], The indigenous languages were Yao on Trinidad and Karina on Tobago, both Cariban, and Shebaya on Trinidad, which was Arawakan.[142]. Covering an area of 5,128 km (1,980 sq … It is mostly spoken by the few remaining children of indentured Indian labourers from the present-day state of Tamil Nadu in India. [156] Trinidad's economy is strongly influenced by the petroleum industry. (2008). Trinidadian designer Peter Minshall is renowned not only for his Carnival costumes but also for his role in opening ceremonies of the Barcelona Olympics, the 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 1996 Summer Olympics, and the 2002 Winter Olympics, for which he won an Emmy Award.[171]. Dennis Pulchan, located in Port-of-Spain. [16] Hoping to capitalise on an improvement in the economy, Manning called an early election in 1995, however, this resulted in a hung parliament. The Island of Tobago is served by the A.N.R. Short-term capital gains (i.e., gains arising from the disposal of an asset within 12 months of its acquisition) are taxable, with the exception of gains derived from the disposal of an asset by a company that is exempt from tax under the provisions of the Corporation Tax Act , and In international forums, Trinidad and Tobago has defined itself as having an independent voting record, but often supports US and EU positions. 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