Trinidad and Tobagoi/ˈtrɪnᵻˌdædəndtoʊˈbeɪɡoʊ/, officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is a twin island country situated off the northern edge of South America mainland, lying 11 kilometres (6mi) just off the coast of northeastern Venezuela and 130 kilometres (81mi) south of Grenada. Bordering the Caribbean to the north, it shares maritime boundaries with other nations including Barbados to the northeast, Grenada to the northwest, Guyana to the southeast, and Venezuela to the south and west. The country covers an area of 5,128 square kilometres (1,980sqmi) and consists of two main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, with numerous smaller landforms. The two main islands are divided into nine regions, and one ward. Sangre Grande is the largest of the country's nine regions, comprising about 18% of the total area and 10% of the total population of the country. Trinidad and Tobago lies outside of the hurricane belt.
The population was 62,219 at the 2011 census. The capital, Scarborough, has a population of about 25,550. While Trinidad is multiethnic, Tobago's population is primarily of African descent, although with a growing proportion of Trinidadians of East Indian descent and Europeans. Between 2000 and 2011, the population of Tobago grew by 12.55 percent, making it one of the fastest-growing areas of Trinidad and Tobago.
Christopher Columbus first sighted Tobago in 1498. Subsequently, several powers fought over possession of the island.
The original Island Carib population had to defend the island against other Amerindian tribes. Then, during the late 1500s and early 1600s, the natives defended it from European colonists, for instance in 1654 from the Courlanders, who colonised the island intermittently between 1637 and 1690. Over the years, the Dutch, English, Spanish, Swedish, Curonians (Duchy of Courland) and French transformed Tobago into a battle zone and the island changed hands 33 times, the most in Caribbean history, and often name, before the Treaty of Paris ceded it to the British in 1814.
Brigette Hyacinth, an author and keynote speaker based in Trinidad and Tobago, expressed her frustration with companies that leave job vacancies online even if they are not actively hiring, describing ...
Lucibel Mendoza (left) and her son arrived in Trinidad and Tobago in early 2020 ... Lucibel Mendoza left Venezuela with her three-year-old son and 80-year-old mother to come to Trinidad and Tobago in early 2020, while her 19-year-old son stayed behind ... Arriving in Trinidad and Tobago just as COVID-19 began made that promise nearly impossible to keep.
Lyon grew up in New York, navigating her childhood in a family with roots in Guatemala, Trinidad and Tobago and South Asia. Her love for TV and film grew over the years to the point that she found a way to get jobs as an intern and assistant even without connections ... Job ... "My mother is from Guatemala, my father is from Trinidad and Tobago.
When he was invited to a boxing tournament in nearby Trinidad and Tobago in 2018, Eldric sought asylum in the Caribbean island-nation, leaving his friends, family and Olympic prospects behind ... Even as he worked odd jobs to make ends meet in Trinidad and Tobago, Eldric never stopped living and breathing boxing.
... job offers from companies selling make-up and beauty products, Globo reported ... In Venezuela, traffickers have also lured numerous women with fake job offers before sending them on to Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico and beyond, with an increasing number of them having been killed.
Being married to someone who does the same job helps to make a complicated life easier ... I spent most of the past 10 years working as a VVIP helicopter pilot for very, very important people, but due to non-disclosure agreements I can’t go into the specifics of my last job ... Safia is from Trinidad and Tobago ... We left our jobs in UAE at the end of 2019.
It comes after Croatia, Austria and Trinidad and Tobago were dropped from the UK’s list of safe travel corridors, meaning holidaymakers returning from these countries after 4am on Saturday will have to self-isolate for two weeks ... Austria, Croatia And Trinidad And Tobago ...
The white establishment had thought that black youths would happily continue to do the lowly paid working-class jobs that their parents from Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and the rest of the Caribbean had originally come to do in the 1950s – cleaning hospitals, driving buses and other menial work ...Black experiences echo ... “It’s winter 1980.