Trinidad and Tobago 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 during the year were former Senator Dana Seetahal, whose car in May was hit on the street by another vehicle and the senator was shot from a third car. According to Countryaah.com, Trinidad and Tobago population in 2020 is estimated at 1,399,499. A couple of weeks later, two brothers, 9 and 15 years old, were shot cold-blooded in the head in front of their mother’s eyes.
|Gross domestic product (GDP)||$ 42,850,000,000|
|GDP growth rate||-2.60%|
|GDP per capita||$ 31,300|
|GDP by sector|
|Proportion of the population below the national poverty line||17%|
|Distribution of household income|
|Top 10%||k. A.|
|Lower 10%||k. A.|
|Industrial production growth rate||-5.00%|
|Investment volume||11.4% of GDP|
|National debt||41.80% of GDP|
|Foreign exchange reserves||$ 8,660,000,000|
|Number of visitors||412,000|
In March, Persad-Bissessar dismissed one of his ministers, Glenn Ramadharsingh, after he was mistaken for an air hostess. A few days later, Tourism Minister Chandresh Sharma resigned on the advice of the Prime Minister after Sharma’s girlfriend accused him of assault.
In April, the country’s third president, Arthur Robinson, passed away at the age of 87. Robinson sat in power from 1997 to 2003.
In July, it was announced that additional oil deposits were discovered outside Trinidad and Tobago. The new finds were estimated to comprise 40 million barrels.