Tagged: Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago, a twin-island nation located at the southernmost point of the Caribbean, has a diverse population of around 1. 4 million. Port of Spain, situated on Trinidad, is the capital and economic hub. The political landscape is characterized by a two-party system, with the People’s National Movement (PNM) and the United National Congress (UNC) being the dominant political forces. The PNM, with roots in the country’s independence movement, has historically embraced conservative policies, while the UNC, founded in the 1980s, leans towards center-left ideologies. The nation’s political history has seen periods of stability, interspersed with challenges, including ethnic and political tensions. Trinidad and Tobago’s economy is driven by the energy sector, particularly oil and natural gas, which constitute a significant portion of government revenue. The country faces economic diversification challenges, unemployment, and issues related to crime and corruption. Its cultural tapestry is vibrant, influenced by African, Indian, European, and indigenous traditions. Trinidad and Tobago are renowned for their Carnival, a world-famous celebration of music, dance, and colorful costumes. The islands’ rich cultural contributions extend to calypso and soca music, with notable figures like the Mighty Sparrow and Lord Kitchener gaining international acclaim. As Trinidad and Tobago navigates contemporary challenges, including environmental sustainability and economic reform, the nation’s political stability, cultural richness, and energy resources contribute to its significance in the Caribbean region. International collaborations and domestic efforts aimed at sustainable development, social inclusion, and effective governance are pivotal for shaping the nation’s future.

Trinidad and Tobago Population 2014

Trinidad and Tobago 2014

Yearbook 2014 Trinidad and Tobago. In January, the country’s prime minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, described the increase in violent crimes that Trinidad and Tobago experienced as “totally unacceptable”. Among the large number of people killed...