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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 known for its Carnival and was the birthplace of steelpan, calypso, soca, and limbo.

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Port of Scarborough
Scarborough is the largest town and capital of the island of Tobago, one of the two main islands of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Its population is around 17,000, almost one-third of the population of the island. The town is dominated by Fort King George, an 18th century fortification named after King George III which now hosts a historic/archaeologic museum. Scarborough's deepwater harbour was built in 1991; before that ships were forced to anchor offshore. Scarborough is located on the southwestern side of Tobago.

Scarborough became the capital of Tobago in 1769 when it replaced the then-capital of Georgetown. Under French rule it was named Port Louis from 1789 to 1814. The city of Scarborough serves as the main seat of the Tobago House of Assembly, which is responsible for local governance in Tobago.


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Charlotteville village
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View of Charlotteville village in Tobago from Fort Campbelton

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We cannot allow our young people to die through ignorance. Ignorance will not save lives...sex education and facing facts will.

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Eric Williams was educated at Queen's Royal College in Port of Spain. He won an island scholarship in 1932 which allowed him to attend St Catherine's Society, Oxford. He was ranked first in the First Class of Oxford students in 1935 and graduated in history. On 15 January 1956 he established his own political party, the People's National Movement. At the time of the Federation Williams famous speech declared that one from ten leaves nought. In 1961 the PNM had introduced the Representation of the People Bill. He was known as the Father of the Nation. Williams made Trinidad and Tobago as an independent nation in 1962, when it ceded from the United Kingdom and was the first prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, which office he retained until his death in 1981.

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Chaguanas Main Road corner Mulchan Seuchan Road, Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago
The Borough of Chaguanas is the largest municipality[1] (83,516 at the 2011 census) and fastest-growing[2][3] town in Trinidad and Tobago. Located in west-central Trinidad, south of Port of Spain, north of Couva and San Fernando, named after the indigenous tribe who originally settled there, it grew in size due to its proximity to the Woodford Lodge sugar refinery. It remained a minor town until the 1980s when it began to grow rapidly as it drew people for its bargain shopping and moderately-priced housing. However, its rapid growth has seen property values increase dramatically.[2]

Chaguanas became a borough in 1990; prior to that it was part of the Caroni County. It's current mayor is Gopaul Boodhan.

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Chicken pelau

Pelau is a traditional rice dish of the French West Indies (Guadeloupe, Dominica, Saint Lucia) and popularized in other islands such as Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Main ingredients are meat (usually chicken or beef, rice, pigeon peas or cowpeas, coconut milk and sugar; various vegetables and spices are optional ingredients. Spices used in the dish include cardamom, cloves, cumin and coriander. The meat is caramelised and the other ingredients are then added one by one, resulting in a dark brown stew. Read more...

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  1. ^ Table from 2000 Census on Central Statistical Office of Trinidad and Tobago website [1]
  2. ^ a b Chaguanas – Trinidad’s fastest growing town - Afra Raymond, 29 July 2004.
  3. ^ The Borough of Chaguanas - the Fastest Growing Commercial Centre Archived 7 November 2006 at the Wayback Machine - Trinidad Guardian, 1 October 1998

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