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The TRINBAGO Association of Central Florida
Trinidad, the larger island in the pair of Trinidad and Tobago, offers a genuinely unspoiled travel experience in the Caribbean. Trinidad has industries other than tourism, so visitors to the island can get away from the busy all-inclusive resorts that dominate other Caribbean islands. Whether you're lounging on the beach or hiking in the rain forest, some of Trinidad's major landmarks provide opportunities for exploration and sightseeing.
Office of the Prime Minister, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
The national symbols of Trinidad and Tobago are the symbols that are used in Trinidad and Tobago and abroad to represent the country and its people.
The Coat of Arms of Trinidad and Tobago - The Coat of Arms of Trinidad and Tobago was designed in 1962.
The National Flag - Red is the colour most expressive of our country. It represents the vitality of the land and its people; it is the warmth and energy of the sun, the courage and friendliness of the people.
Read more on Trinidad & Tobago national symbols, please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_symbols_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago
International Soca Monarch 2018 Results - ISM 2018 Winner
Congratulations to the new International Soca Monarch 2018 – Aaron “Voice” St. Louis. He sang Year For Love and topped the field on Friday night. This is a 3-peat for Voice as it is the third year that he has won International Soca Monarch.
Port of Spain, our bustling capital city, is filled with an enchanting myriad of art galleries and restaurants. At the National Museum you can delve into the culture of our country and its diverse people. If you prefer to be more laid back and take your time discovering our treasures, we also have our share of quiet quality. Once part of the South American mainland, Trinidad, with its boot-like shape measuring 37 miles (80km) by 50 miles (60 km), boasts an ecological and geographical diversity unmatched in the region. The gorgeous, sandy beaches along our North Coast provide the perfect atmosphere for seclusion, rest and recreation. Dominated by densely forested peaks, the northern interior offers excellent hiking trails framed by canopies of lush, indigenous rain forest, while the low, predominantly agricultural plains of Central Trinidad strike a fascinating contrast.
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The Trinidad and Tobago Carnival is an annual event held on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday in Trinidad and Tobago. The event is well known for participants' colourful costumes and exuberant celebrations. Carnival is the most significant event on the islands' cultural and tourism calendar, with numerous cultural events such as "band launch fetes" running in the lead up to the street parade on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. It is said that if the islanders are not celebrating it, then they are preparing for it, while reminiscing about the past year's festival. Traditionally, the festival is associated with calypso music; however, recently Soca music has replaced calypso as the most celebrated type of music. Costumes, stick-fighting and limbo competitions are also important components of the festival. Carnival as it is celebrated in Trinidad and Tobago is also celebrated in cities worldwide. These including Toronto's Caribana, Miami's Miami Carnival, Houston Carifest, London's Notting Hill Carnival as well as New York City's Labor Day Carnival to name a few.
Dr. Keith Christopher Rowley is the current Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, in office since September 2015. He has led the People's National Movement since May 2010 and was Leader of the Opposition from 2010 to 2015. Rowley was a pupil of Bishop's High School, Tobago and graduated from the University of the West Indies (Mona). He first served in Parliament as an Opposition Senator from 1987 to 1990 (3rd Parliament). Subsequently he was appointed as Minister of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources (4th Parliament), Minister of Planning and Development and Minister of Housing (8th Parliament) and Minister of Trade and Industry (9th Parliament) until he was fired by Prime Minister Patrick Manning. Following the People's National Movement's defeat in the 2010 general election, Rowley was appointed as Leader of the Opposition. Rowley has served on several parliamentary committees. In 2004 he chaired the Joint Select Committee of Parliament which examined and made recommendations for the live broadcasting of parliamentary debates.