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Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
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Location  Central America and the Caribbean
Capital  Port of Spain
Area'  5,128 sq km
Population  1,215,527
"Water does not go sour for no reason"
(Proverb/Quote of the Week)

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  • Scientists in Trinidad and Tobago have discovered a new species of snake named Erythrolampus pseudoreginae, according to their research published in Zookeys on 15 January 2019.[1]

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  • Veteran Calypsonian Calypso Rose of Trinidad and Tobago won the World Album of the Year award at the 2017 Victoire de la Musique award ceremony in France for her album Far from Home. The award is considered the French equivalent of a Grammy award.

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  • Trinidadian sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye won gold in Women's 100m at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

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  • Jonathan Barcant of Trinidad and Tobago was named Commonwealth Young Person of the Year for Caribbean and Americas on 18 April 2018 for his environmental initiatives.[2]

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  • Kamla Persad-Bissessar was the first female Prime Minster of of Trinidad and Tobago. She was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2010.[3]

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  • Trinidad and Tobago and China signed a number of cooperation agreements on economic cooperation and cultural exchanges on 1 June 2013 during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the country, the first by a Chinese head of state since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1974.

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  • Lawmakers in Trinidad and Tobago on 9 June 2017 voted unanimously to ban child marriage, making it illegal in the country for children under the age of 18 to get married.

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  • Teocah Dove of Trinidad and Tobago received the Queen's Young Leaders Award on 22 June 2015 from Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth for her work on projects which focus on gender, vulnerable women, HIV/AIDS and youth development.[4]

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  • Benedict Bryan and Jean-Claude Cournand from Trinidad and Tobago received Queen’s Young Leaders awards at a ceremony held at the Buckingham Palace, in London on 26 June 2018 for their initiatives around different social issues.[5]

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  • Matthew Batson and Siddel Ramkissoon of Trinidad and Tobago received the 2017 Queen’s Young Leaders Awards for their community projects.

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  • Writer Ingrid Persaud of Trinidad and Tobago was announced as the overall winner of the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for her short story The Sweet Sop.[6]


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  • Janelle Commissiong from Trinidad and Tobago won the 26th annual Miss Universe beauty pageant on July 16, 1977 at the age of 24. It was the first Miss Universe crown for Trinidad & Tobago.

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  • Cleopatra Borel of Trinidad and Tobago won gold in Women's Shot Put Athletics event at the 2015 Pan American Games.[7]

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  • Dr. Diva Amon from Trinidad and Tobago won the inaugural Award for Excellence in Deep Sea Research presented by the International Seabed Authority on 23 July 2018.[8]

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  • Trinidad and Tobago's Keshorn Walcott threw a national record 84.58m to claim an Olympic gold medal in the men's javelin on 11 August 2012 in London. The 19-year-old became the youngest winner of Olympic javelin title and only the second Olympic gold medalist from Trinidad and Tobago.[9]

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  • Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela on 25 August 2018 signed a oil partnership agreement, in the presence of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Keith Rowley, to explore wealth for both countries from joint gas fields.

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  • Trinidad and Tobago celebrates Independence Day on August 31. They got independence from United Kingdom in 1962.


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  • Akeem Stewart of Trinidad and Tobago won Men's Javelin Throw gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in Brazil.

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  • The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2001 was awarded to Trinidadian writer V. S. Naipaul for having united, perceptive, narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel everyone to see the presence of suppressed histories.[10]

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  • Melissa Atwell from Trinidad and Tobago was awarded the 2016 Green Talent prize by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for her research focus on sustainable management of soil's ecosystem services and its resilience in the face of increased population pressures and climate change.[11]

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  • Giselle Laronde won the 36th Miss World contest at the age of 23, representing Trinidad and Tobago, on 13 November 1986. She was the first woman from Trinidad and Tobago to win the title.[12]

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