Fun Facts About Trinidad & Tobago

By admin ~ July 14th, 2010 @ 5:29 am

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Trinidad & Tobago is a small paradise island in the Caribbean. It is a multiracial society famous for its hospitality.

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Eric Williams (1911-1981) is the father of modern Trinidad & Tobago. In 1962 he became the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.During the last fifteen years of his government Williams introduced many reforms and did many things to improve life in his country.

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Without a doubt, the most famous athlete in Trinidad and Tobago history is Hasely Crawford. At the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada, Hasely Crawford won the gold medal in the 100-meter sprint.

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Trinidad Tobago is known as the home of the cricket legend Brian Charles Lara. He is a Caribbean cricket icon. In Trinidad and Tobago, like countries such as Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, cricket is the national sport.

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The most popular music in Trinidad Tobago today is calypso…

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Like Guyana, Mauritius, and South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago is a multiracial democracy in the world.

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Trinidad and Tobago has many idols: Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (writer), Billy Ocean (singer), Hazel Dorothy Scott (pianist), Pearl Primus (dancer), Janelle Commissiong (Miss Universe 1977), Hasely Crawford (sportsman), Brian Lara (sportsman), Wendy Fitzwilliam (Miss Universe 1998), and Peter Minshall (designer).

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Pope John Paul went to Trinidad and Tobago in 1985

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Trinidad & Tobago hosted the FIFA U-17 World Championship in 2001.

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Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, best known as V.S.Naipaul, is one of the most famous Caribbean authors of the twenteenth century.He was born on August 17, 1932, in Chaguanas, Trinidad & Tobago.

Naipaul has written more than thirty books. Naipaul was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001. The Swedish Academy said, “Naipaul is a modern philosopher, carrying on the tradition that started originally with “Lettres persanes” and “Candide”. In a vigilant style, which has been deservedly admired, he transforms rage into precision and allows events to speak with their own inherent irony”.

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Behind cricket, soccer is the most popular sport in the country.Trinidad and Tobago team is nicknamed “soca warriors”, an allusion to the traditional calypso music.

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Trinidad and Tobago has had famous olympic athletes in the past century:Edwin Roberts (track and field), Ato Boldon (track and field), Wendell Mottley (track and field), Ian Morris (track and field), Michael Agostini (track and field), Maxwell Cheesman (cyclist), Roger Gibbon (cyclist), Samuel Gene (cyclist), Rodney Wilkes ( weightlifting), and Lennox Kilgour (weightlifting).

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It was a beautiful night in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The date was July 16th, the year was 1977.Miss Trinidad-Tobago was crowned Miss Universe. For the first, the Miss Universe crown was won by first black. Her name: Janelle “Penny” Commissiong. After her victory, she said: “I felt like a ray of sunshine was around me.”

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