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  Trinidad and Tobago - MSN Encarta
Trinidad and Tobago, country comprising the southernmost of the islands in the Caribbean Sea.
The northern coast of the island is rocky and indented with sandy bays, the southern coast is steep, and the eastern coast is exposed to heavy surf.
Trinidad and Tobago lies south of the principal Caribbean hurricane path, and hurricanes are infrequent.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561556/Trinidad_and_Tobago.html   (894 words)

  
 Trinidad and Tobago - Open Encyclopedia
Trinidad and Tobago is famous for its pre-Lenten Carnival and as the birthplace of steelpan and limbo.
Trinidad and Tobago is one of the most prosperous nations in the Caribbean, although less so than it was during the "oil boom" between 1973 and 1983.
Trinidad and Tobago is a liberal democracy with a two-party system and a bicameral parliamentary system based on the Westminster System.
www.openencyclopedia.net /index.php/Trinidad_and_Tobago   (2542 words)

  
 PC(USA) - Worldwide Ministries: Trinidad and Tabago - History
Trinidad and Tobago were incorporated into a single colony in 1888.
The first political party in Trinidad and Tobago with a continuing organization and program—the People’s National Movement (PNM)—emerged in 1956 under Dr. Eric Williams, who became prime minister upon independence and remained in that position until his death in 1981.
Politics in Trinidad and Tobago generally run along ethnic lines with Afro-Trinidadians supporting the PNM and Indo-Trinidadians supporting various Indian parties.
www.pcusa.org /worldwide/trinidadtobago/history.htm   (349 words)

  
 Trinidad and Tobago (08/06)
Trinidad and Tobago is the fifth-largest exporter of LNG in the world and the single largest supplier of LNG to the U.S., supplying between 70-75% of all LNG imported into the U.S. Overall, the petroleum sector grew by 10.5% in 2004, the third straight year of double-digit growth.
Recognizing the role that energy plays in the economic life of Trinidad and Tobago, where it was the source last year of 37% of governmental revenues, the government is seeking to diversify the economy to reduce dependence on the energy sector and to achieve self-sustaining growth.
Trinidad and Tobago is a democracy that maintains close relations with its Caribbean neighbors and major North American and European trading partners.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35638.htm   (3799 words)

  
 Caribbean Islands Trinidad and Tobago - Political Dynamics
Between independence in 1962 and 1986, politics in Trinidad and Tobago was inseparable from the story of Williams and the party he founded, the PNM.
At the time of independence, politics in Trinidad and Tobago was conducted by the middle class; both the PNM and the DLP were nationalistic, largely pro-capitalist parties that were controlled by the middle class and supported by the working class.
Some of the officers and men in the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force seized control of the barracks at Teteron, however, thus depriving the government of arms; Williams was then forced to make hasty purchases of arms from the United States and Venezuela.
www.country-studies.com /caribbean-islands/trinidad-and-tobago---political-dynamics.html   (4061 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Trinidad and Tobago Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
While Tobago has the status of ward and is not subdivided, Trinidad is separated into eight counties and five municipalities.
Trinidad and Tobago are supplied with the North Westerly winds which blow from the north west of the islands to the south east of the islands.
Trinidad is made up of a variety of soil types, the majority being clay and topsoil.
www.ipedia.com /trinidad_and_tobago.html   (1001 words)

  
 Trinidad and Tobago travel guide - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Trinidad and Tobago [1] is a nation consisting primarily of two Caribbean islands just off the northeast coast of Venezuela.
Trinidad is by far the larger of the two, and is the location of most of the country's cities and activity.
All telecommunications and broadcasting licenses and franchises in Trinidad and Tobago are obtained from and administered by TATT.
wikitravel.org /en/Trinidad_and_Tobago   (7255 words)

  
 History of Trinidad and Tobago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Columbus landed in Trinidad in 1498, and the island was settled by the Spanish a century later The original inhabitants--Arawak and Carib Indians--were largely wiped out by the Spanish colonizers, and the survivors were gradually assimilated.
Tobago's development was similar to other plantation islands in the Lesser Antilles and quite different from Trinidad's.
Trinidad's East Indian culture came to the island with indentured servants brought to fill a labor shortage created by the emancipation of the African slaves in 1833.
www.historyofnations.net /northamerica/trinidad.html   (844 words)

  
 Trinidad and Tobago - Gurupedia
The larger and more populated island is Trinidad, while the island of Tobago is a lot smaller and less populous.
The tallest building in Trinidad and Tobago is Eric Williams Plaza.
Chief of state in Trinidad and Tobago is the president, Professor George Maxwell Richards, who is elected by the parliament.
www.gurupedia.com /t/tr/trinidad_and_tobago.htm   (745 words)

  
 Making Paleau with Politics at Trinidad and Tobago News Blog
It must espouse a political ideology that is ethnically inclusive and committed to creating opportunities and justice for all.
Unlike other developing countries, TandT’s problem is not the lack of wealth but rather its gross mismanagement, the absence of visionaries at the political helm, unaccountability and petty people who pander to the divisive issues of race and class much to the detriment of the country.
Trinidad and Tobago News Blog is powered by WordPress 2.0.5 and K2
www.trinidadandtobagonews.com /blog/?p=43   (1175 words)

  
 Top20TrinidadandTobago.com - Your Top20 Guide to Trinidad and Tobago!
The rainy season is also known as the hurricane season; however unlike most of the other Caribbean islands, Trinidad and Tobago have frequently escaped the wrath of major devastating hurricanes, including Hurricane Ivan, the most powerful storm to pass close to the islands in recent history in September 2004.
Trinidad and Tobago are supplied with the North Easterly winds which blow from the north east of the islands to the south west of the islands.
Trinidad and Tobago are famous as the birthplace of calypso music, as well as the development of the steel pan, which is widely claimed to be the only acoustic musical instrument invented during the 20th century.
www.top20trinidadandtobago.com   (2213 words)

  
 Trinidad and Tobago - GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
Trinidad and Tobago in the late 1980s was a bicameral parliamentary democracy based on the Westminster model.
The president must be a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, at least thirty-five years old, and a resident of the country for the preceding ten years.
Since political administrators are expected to be in positions to influence policy, the Constitution authorizes independent public service commissions that are empowered to appoint, promote, transfer, and discipline personnel in the public career.
countrystudies.us /caribbean-islands/53.htm   (1152 words)

  
 The Nation Newspaper | End of an era for Panday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
THE END of an exciting era in party politics in Trinidad and Tobago is rapidly drawing to a climax with last week's dramatic decision by one of its best known charismatic, crafty and enduring political figures to bow out of electoral politics – Basdeo Panday.
The post-independence political history of Trinidad and Tobago will show that, whether or not you like him, Panday more than any other politician has been responsible for breaking the syndrome of perpetual governance by the People's National Movement (PNM) and has significantly changed the politics and culture of that twin-island state of the Caribbean Community.
Though no longer interested in electoral politics and consequently no need to hold any official post in the UNC, the old veteran with his reputation as the 'silver fox', said he was giving up electoral politics for a new kind of politicspolitics at a higher level; that is politics that will determine politics.
www.nationnews.com /life/288469558436290.php   (764 words)

  
 Manila Bulletin Online
Trinidad and Tobago is a country composed of the southernmost of the islands in the Caribbean Sea.
Eric Williams, a historian and political scientist who led the country to independence on August 31, 1962, founded one of the two major political parties, the People’s National Movement, which draws its support largely from fl Africans.
We congratulate the people and government to Trinidad and Tobago led by President George Maxwell Richards on the occasion of the National Day.
www.mb.com.ph /issues/2006/08/31/OPED2006083173126.html   (271 words)

  
 Trinidad and Tobago
Destinations-Island Connoisseur, Trinidad and Tobago: "On the coast is the fishing village of Moruga, which is reached by a fascinating drive through the Trinidad countryside.
Trinidad and Tobago, A Brief New World History—an excellent presentation of detailed information on a wide array of aspects of the history of Trinidad and Tobago, featuring early colonial maps, photographs, and detailed references.
Trinidad and Tobago, History and People—a brief page of historical and demographic information on Trinidad and Tobago, provided by the Smithsonian Institution with young students in mind.
www.kacike.org /cac-ike/Trinidad_Tobago.html   (3160 words)

  
 Tragedy in TnT politics at Trinidad and Tobago News Blog
It seems as though individuals no longer enter politics to serve and maximize the public good but instead they opt to maximize their own personal altruistic monetary gains by any and all means necessary.
The Panday legal debacle should serve as the political wake-up call for the formation of a coalition of all concerned, committed and conscientious citizens to act.
The political evidence proves, beyond the shadow of any doubt, that under the sobriquet of ministers, thieves in both the UNC and PNM have had their hands on this country’s monetary/financial bag, interchangeable every five years for far, far, far too long.
www.trinidadandtobagonews.com /blog/?p=18   (1188 words)

  
 Trinidad and Tobago girls, politics, sports, technology, carnival, and lifestyle
All things Trinidad and Tobago and Caribbean; especially the women, sports, lifestyle, politics, the mobile phone industry, caribbean single market economy, caribbean law, local television, news and Carnival.
Trinidad and Tobago earn a massive point, Sweden los...
The truth is Trinidad and Tobago had very few attacking opportunities with only one brilliant effort from distance by Cornell Glen and a fierce drive by Edwards that flew straight to the Swedish goalkeeper.
steupz.blogspot.com   (1395 words)

  
 Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : newsday.co.tt :   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
UNC POLITICAL leader Winston Dookeran and former PNM finance minister Wendell Mottley have warned that the current state of politics in Trinidad and Tobago could conspire to undermine the long-term health of the national economy.
Mottley said it was politically challenging for a government in any democracy “to do the right thing” during periods of economic prosperity and TT was no exception.
He said floating the exchange rate was one of the best decisions the PNM ever made in government but said that measure worked because the other fiscal policies at the time were “in lock step” with each other.
www.newsday.co.tt /politics/0,36877.html   (381 words)

  
 Law of Trinidad and Tobago – Web Listings
The Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago comprises of the Supreme Court and The Magistracy.
Laws are introduced and passed in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago which consists of the...
Law of Trinidad and Tobago, courts in trinidad and tobago, law in tobago, law in trinidad.
www.business.com /directory/law/international_law/countries/trinidad_and_tobago/weblistings.asp   (462 words)

  
 Is Panday trying to outfox his opponents? - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
THE end of an exciting era in party politics in Trinidad and Tobago is rapidly drawing to a climax with last week's dramatic decision by Basdeo Panday - one of that country's best known, charismatic, crafty and enduring political figures - to bow out of electoral politics.
The UNC, with its "rising sun" symbol, is the creation of Panday, whose vision, energy and abounding capacity for unpredictable political decisions formed the vehicle that took him to power in 1995 as multi-ethnic Trinidad and Tobago's first prime minister of East Indian descent.
But others within the party, as well as independent political observers think that under the influence of Panday - even before his conviction a fortnight ago - the sword had been drawn against the emergence of Dookeran as party leader and, by extension, opposition leader.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /columns/html/20060506T210000-0500_104140_OBS_IS_PANDAY_TRYING_TO_OUTFOX_HIS_OPPONENTS__.asp   (903 words)

  
 KnowProSE.com: The Role of Trinbagonian Netizens and Trinbagonian Politics
Dragged kicking and screaming, this is the first in the politics Politics category here at KnowProSE.com.
And I hate politics: Politics is seen throughout the animal kingdom.
The system of government in Trinidad and Tobago is the Westminster system.
www.digitaldivide.net /blog/Taran/view?PostID=13602   (352 words)

  
 Trinidad tobago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Trinidad populous is split primarily between Indians from Asia and Blacks from Africa.
Calypso and pan is the rhythm and language of this oil rich country.
Matouk’s make this ever more transparent with its used of green mangoes, a fruit which was not indigenous to the island prior to the Europeans but was brought to the islands along with many other fruits from the Philippians‘.
www.wifglobal.com /trinidadtobago.htm   (291 words)

  
 Trinidad and Tobago BIBLIOGRAPHY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Plantation Slaves of Trinidad, 1783–1816: A Mathematical and Demographic Enquiry.
Women, Labour and Politics in Trinidad and Tobago: A History.
The Steelband Movement: The Forging of a National Art in Trinidad and Tobago.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Americas/Trinidad-and-Tobago-BIBLIOGRAPHY.html   (132 words)

  
 The Caribs of Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Amerindian Centrelink
“Trinidad was physically and geographically part of prehispanic America, and was therefore part of all its process of population.
Tomorrow marks the 300th anniversary of an event in Trinidad's history about which little is recorded and few people know - a bloody uprising against colonialism by the country's original inhabitants and the cruel reprisal by the governing authorities.
Excerpt—“ Trinidad is roughly 10 km from Venezuela, and was the gateway for human migration from South America to the southern Caribbean.
www.centrelink.org /Trinidad_Tobago.html   (3300 words)

  
 Breaking News, Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad News, Tobago News
Political scientist, Dr Kirk Meighoo, will no longer try to analyse the nation's politics while leading a political party at the same time.
Meighoo, the political leader of the Democratic National Assembly, announced yesterday that he had resigned his post as a lecturer in the Department of Behavioural Sciences at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies.
He will henceforth be devoting himself full-time to the politics of Trinidad and Tobago," Meighoo said in a signed statement.
news.bn.gs /article.php?story=20061003072442491   (598 words)

  
 Politics in Trinidad und Tobago...
Trinidad and Tobago is certainly no political world power.
But the political system of this Caribbean country is bizarre and unique.
Tobago Sunrise - individuelle Reisen in die Karibik...
www.churchill.de /de/politicalsystem.html   (261 words)

  
 Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : newsday.co.tt : Daily News from Trinidad and Tobago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : newsday.co.tt : Daily News from Trinidad and Tobago
KINGSTON: Trinidad and Tobago’s captain Daren Ganga believes West Indies cricketers lack intensity and the killer instinct to finish off sides.
TRINIDAD and Tobago’s world female boxing champion Giselle Salandy will face a litmus test of her ability in her next fight slated for Saturday, March 24 at Skinner Park in San Fernando.
www.newsday.co.tt /trinitycross   (393 words)

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