Indians of these islands were Amerindians came from South America.Among
the Europian settlers, The Spanish, British, French had influenced the
culture of Trinidad and Tobago excessively. All three countries claimed
the islands at various times during the country's colonial history.
After Columbus "discovered" Trinidad in 1498 the time of starting the
Spanish rule in the Island and it lasted for nearly 300 years. In 1797,
Trinidad changed hand and was under British control. In 1802, Trinidad
and Tobago officially identifies as British colonies under the Treaty
and Tobago were politically unified in 1888 when they became a British
Crown Colony. In 1958, the Federation of the West Indies was formed.
Trinidad and Tobago became an independent member of the Commonwealth of
Nations in 1962 and in 1967, they joined the Organization of American
States. On August 1, 1976, the twin islands became the Republic of
Trinidad and Tobago.
country is one of the most prosperous in the Caribbean handling largely
to petroleum and natural gas production and processing. Tourism, mostly
in Tobago, is targeted for expansion and is growing,as well.
Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Feb 7* - Carnival Monday
Mar 30 - Spiritual Baptists Shouter Liberation Day
Mar 25* - Good Friday
Mar 28* - Easter Monday
May 30 - Indian Arrival Day (1845)
Jun 2 - Visakha Bucha
Jun 10 - Corpus Christi
Jun 19 - Labour Day
Aug 1 - Emancipation Day (1834 and 1838)
Aug 31 - Independence Day
Nov 12 - Divali Day
Dec 25-26 - Christmas Day
These festivals' dates (*) given above are approximations which are
subject to change every new year. Besides, Hindu festivals are declared
according to local astronomical observations and variations may occur.
Country Code: 1 868
Outgoing International Code: 01
There are no area codes
CIA - The World Factbook - Trinidad and Tobago
website provides a wide range of country database research for Trinidad
and Tobago especially on these different fields as its
geography,people, government, economy, communications, transportation,
military, transnational issues.
Trinidad and Tobago: The Business Center of Caribbean
is a number of useful information links which indicates the business
climate,investment magnet and resource guide for Trinidad & Tobago.
Empowering the Trinadad and Tobago's Exporters
website aims to analyze the business environment in Trinidad and Tobago
in terms of the shop for trade, transport, market, business information
and commerce; directory of companies' products and services; multimedia
virtual exhibitions, free help desk service, electronic trade and
Trinidad and Tobago Express: The National News
is the official website of Trinidad & Tobago Express, national news
of the Island that ia available to find out the business news of
About Trinidad & Tobago
is available to find out Trinidad & Tobago's general outlook on the
issues of its social and business profile, passport/visa, money,
accommodation, government, duty free, health and so forth.
Trinidad & Tobago Country Commercial Guide
country commercial reports are prepared annually that basically offers
a comprehensive outlook at Trinidad & Tobago's commercial
environments by using economic, political, and market analysis.
Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce
is the official website of Industry and Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad
and Tobago that contains a useful business directory for the local and
American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago
institution basically aims to foster two-way free trade and investment
between Trinidad & Tobago and United States Companies.
Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA)
This association is established to develop for the specific purpose of promoting local industry in Trinidad and Tobago.