Tobago, too, was decreed a british colony in 1814, and the crown enjoined us administratively in 1889 trinidad and tobago achieved independence from england in 1962 and became the republic of trinidad and tobago in 1976. Trinidad and tobago carnival – the trinidad and tobago carnival is an annual event held on the monday and tuesday before ash wednesday in trinidad and tobago the event is known for participants colorful costumes and exuberant celebrations. The trinidad & tobago cadet force (ttcf) the trinidad and tobago cadet force is a voluntary youth organisation that acquires its membership from secondary schools the main objective of the cadet force is to train and inspire young men and women to be model citizens. History background former ministers of energy historical facts on the petroleum industry of trinidad and tobago historical facts on the petroleum industry of .
The national archives of trinidad and tobago is the repository for permanent records and archives of the government as well as historical records of national significance the beginnings of the national archives can be traced back to the aftermath of the disastrous fire of 1903 at the red house, port of spain. History of tobago an introduction to tobago's chequered and fascinating history summary possession of tobago has been fought over by numerous nations since it was first sighted by columbus in 1498. History of the presidency presidential quiz prior to trinidad and tobago gaining its independence from britain, it was a crown colony and the queen of england was the nation’s head of state, represented by the governor.
By land, sea and air, our passion is to get better every day in every way the trinidad & tobago national petroleum marketing company limited is the most diversified petroleum marketing company in the english-speaking caribbean. Tobago was then made a part of the windward islands colony up until 1889, when it was officially joined to trinidad trinidad and tobago formally became an independent state and a member of the commonwealth of nations, on aug 31, 1962. Learn about the history, geography and culture of trinidad and tobago and find statistical and demographic information,information on trinidad and tobago — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, as well as a map and the national flag. Media in category history of trinidad and tobago the following 50 files are in this category, out of 50 total. Trinidad's recorded history begins with the island's discovery by christopher columbus on july 31, 1498 however, its unwritten history goes back much further- as far back as 5,000 years or more bc, judging from archaeological artifacts.
History of calypso the modern music history of trinidad and tobago reflects the ethnic groups which form the current culture—french, spanish, british, the african and new world nations from which the african population derives, and subsequent immigration from asia and india in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The ethnic composition of trinidad and tobago reflects a history of conquest and immigration while the earliest inhabitants were of amerindian heritage, since the . The oldest organised indigenous group in trinidad is the santa rosa carib community centred in the town of arima, although several new groups have developed in recent years already tagged other albums. The history of trinidad and tobago begins with the settlements of the islands by amerindians, specifically the island carib and arawak peoples.
Trinidad and tobago and the united states belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the united nations, organization of american states, international monetary fund, world bank, and world trade organization. Soca music originated as a fusion of calypso with indian rhythms, thus combining the musical traditions to the two major ethnic groups of trinidad and tobago the father of soca born october 6, 1941 in lengua, trinidad, garfield blackman would become the creator of soca. A brief new-world history - trinidad & tobago preamble the main kingdoms of europe seemed always at war it would take all the time between the discovery of these west indian islands, their agonising birth, to the childhood they have attained today, for that europe to arrive at this modicum of peace and civility that we have pause to call life at the dawn of the new millennium.
Carnival in trinidad and tobago trinidad's carnival is a beautiful example of how carnival can unite the world for in this small nation, the beliefs and traditions of many cultures have come together and for a brief five days each year, the whole country forgets their differences to celebrate life. History of the people of trinidad and tobago item preview remove-circle share or embed this item embed embed (for wordpresscom hosted blogs . Today the economy of trinidad is heavily dependent on oil and gas although tourism is growing today the population of trinidad is 12 million a brief history of jamaica. Trinidad and tobago has a very sophisticated economy for a country of its size, embracing mineral extraction, agriculture, industry, tourism and services,.
Trinidad and tobago is the only country whose capital city is named after another country: port of spain today, port of spain is a leading city in the caribbean region. Trinidad and tobago history timeline on the national trust of trinidad and tobago. History of carnival and its elements carnival in trinidad and tobago is celebrated before the commencement of the lenten season from 1783 for half a century, the french developed their carnival , which was noted to be a season of gay and elegant festivities extending from christmas to ash wednesday.