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The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a country located at the southern tip of the Caribbean. It borders the countries of Grenada and Venezuela. It was the first Caribbean country to host the Summit of the Americas. It shares maritime boundaries with other nations including Barbados to the northeast, Guyana to the southeast, and Venezuela to the south and west. A treaty between the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Republic of Venezuela on the delimitation of marine and submarine areas, 18 April 1990. The country covers an area of 5,128 square kilometres (1,980 sq mi) and consists of two eponymous main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and numerous smaller landforms. Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the main islands; Tobago is much smaller, comprising about 6% of the total area and 4% of the entire population which is estimated at 1.3 million (2005). The nation lies outside the hurricane belt.

Unlike most of the English-speaking Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago's economy is primarily industrial with an emphasis on petroleum and petrochemicals.

Trinidad and Tobago is well known for its African and Indian cultures, reflected in its large and famous Carnival, Diwali, and Hosay celebrations, as well being the birthplace of steelpan, the limbo, and music styles such as calypso, soca, rapso, parang, chutney, and chutney soca.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

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Learie Nicholas Constantine, Baron Constantine, Kt, MBE (21 September 1901 – 1 July 1971) was a West Indian cricketer, lawyer and politician who served as Trinidad and Tobago's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and became the UK's first black peer. He played 18 Test matches before the Second World War and took the West Indies' first wicket in Test cricket. An advocate against racial discrimination, in later life he was influential in the passing of the 1965 Race Relations Act in Britain. He was knighted in 1962 and made a life peer in 1969.

Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Constantine established an early reputation as a promising cricketer, and was a member of the West Indies teams that toured England in 1923 and 1928. Unhappy at the lack of opportunities for black people in Trinidad and Tobago, he decided to pursue a career as a professional cricketer in England, and during the 1928 tour was awarded a contract with the Lancashire League club Nelson. He played for the club with distinction between 1929 and 1938, while continuing as a member of the West Indies Test team in tours of England and Australia. Although his record as a Test cricketer was less impressive than in other cricket, he helped to establish a uniquely West Indian style of play. He was chosen as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1939. (Full article...)
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We fought a formidable enemy, and today we take our victory directly from the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
Patrick Manning, 2002

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4 February 2023 – February 2023 North American cold wave
Mount Washington in New Hampshire, United States, records the lowest wind chill temperature in the country at −108 °F (−78 °C). (AFP via Manila Bulletin)
3 February 2023 – 2023 China balloon incident
The United States Department of Defense reports that a second high altitude balloon has been discovered flying over Latin America. (NBC News)
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A Dominican man who was lost in the Caribbean Sea for 24 days is rescued by the Colombian Navy. (AP)
9 January 2023 –
An X1.9-class solar flare erupts from an active sunspot while facing Earth causing temporary radio blackouts in parts of South America, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The source is "hyperactive sunspot AR3184", which also caused a X1.2-class solar flare on January 5. (Space.com)

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Macaroni pie is a casserole dish based on baked macaroni and cheese. Primary ingredients include elbow macaroni, cheese and milk. Various regional variations exist. In the Caribbean, macaroni pie is typically prepared without using a pie crust, and is sometimes consumed cold, which may be referred to as "Caribbean style". The dish is very popular in Trinidad and Tobago and is often available as a common dish at lunches and dinners. It has been described as a staple food in Tobago. Cheddar cheese, a key ingredient in the dish, was brought to Trinidad by English peoples. It is sometimes served as a side dish accompanied with stewed meats.

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  1. ^ "In Trinidad, Diwali Lights Up Like Christmas". NPR. Archived from the original on 17 February 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Diwali in Trinidad and Tobago". trinidad.us. Archived from the original on 2 March 2019. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  3. ^ Ingram, Amy. "What is Chutney Music?". Wesleyan University. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Parang Music". Destination Trinidad and Tobago. Archived from the original on 10 September 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Soca Music History". Artdrum. Archived from the original on 19 September 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  6. ^ "A brief history of the steel pan". BBC. 24 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Trinidad Carnival for Beginners". Caribbean Beat. 1 January 1993. Archived from the original on 8 April 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.