Presentation on theme: "Trinidad and Tobago Researched via: Student Name: Ashley Charles Date: 4/29/11."— Presentation transcript:
Trinidad and Tobago Researched via: http://wikipedia.org http://wikipedia.org Student Name: Ashley Charles Date: 4/29/11
Where is The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago located? The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean, lying just off the coast of northeastern Venezuela and south of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles.
Flag, Motto, Anthem: The flag was chosen by the Independence committee in 1962. Red, black and white symbolize fire (the sun, representing courage), earth (representing dedication) and water (representing purity and equality), respectively. The National Anthem was written to celebrate Trinidad and Tobago's independence from Great Britain on August 31, 1962
Sports: Hasely Crawford won the first Olympic gold medal for Trinidad and Tobago in the men's 100 m dash in the 1976 Summer Olympics. Nine different athletes from Trinidad and Tobago have won twelve medals at the Olympics, beginning with a silver medal in weightlifting, won by Rodney Wikes in 1948. Cricket is one of the most popular sports of Trinidad and Tobago, with intense inter-island rivalry with its Caribbean neighbors. Trinidad and Tobago plays Test Cricket One Day International as well as Twenty20 cricket as a member of the West Indies team. The national team plays at the first-class level in regional competitions
Economy: Trinidad's economy is strongly influenced by the petroleum industry. Tourism and manufacturing are also important to the local economy. Tourism is a growing sector, although not proportionately as important as in many other Caribbean islands. Agricultural products include citrus, cocoa, and other products. According to the World Bank, Trinidad and Tobago ranks 69th in the top high- income economies of the world.
Famous people/role model: Eric Eustace Williams (1911–81), the main political figure of his time and the leader of Trinidad and Tobago's major political party, was instrumental in his country's achievement of independence in 1962; he was prime minister from 1961 until his death.
What do you like the most about Trinidad and Tobago? What I love most about Trinidad and Tobago is the land. Its beautiful. The flowers and trees is very inviting.