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  Trinidad and Tobago
Institutions
  President  Paula-Mae Weekes 0 18 +100.00%
  Prime Minister  Keith Rowley 2 20 +7.32%
Parliament
 Senate   
  House of Representatives  People's National Movement 0 20 +7.32%
Municipalities
 Arima   
 Chaguanas   
 Point Fortin   
 Port of Spain   
 San Fernando   


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Oceans / Seas / Gulfs
Caribbean Sea  
North Atlantic Ocean  

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Alternate NamesRepublic of Trinidad and Tobago
Established August 31, 1962
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorU Ole Polecat
Last ModifiedBojicat July 24, 2019 06:17pm
Description Discovered and named by Christopher Columbus in 1498, Trinidad was a Spanish colony until ceded to Britain in 1802. After the sugar-producing island of Tobago was taken from France in 1814, Britain combined the two islands in 1889 into a single British colony.

In 1962, Trinidad and Tobago left the British-dominated West Indies Federation and declared independence. The nation's political maturity lent itself into the form of a full-fledged republic within the British Commonwealth in 1976.

Though the wealthiest country in the Caribbean (third-highest GDP per capita in the Americas) due to the discovery of large reserves of oil and gas, Trinidad and Tobago remains hostage to civil unrest, corruption (a 'hidden economy' estimated to be 30% of GDP) and high unemployment.

It has become a major trans-shipment point for cocaine and suffers through the proliferation of gangs and gang-related violence.

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Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Sep 07, 2015 08:00am Sep 07, 2015 08:00pm General Election Trinidad & Tobago General Election  IndyGeorgia 
Aug 10, 2020 05:00am Aug 10, 2020 05:00pm General Election Trinidad & Tobago General Election  IndyGeorgia 

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Aug 28, 2006 10:00pm Obituary N. Hassanali, 88, former Trinidad president  Article Thomas Walker 

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