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The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a country located at the southern tip of the Caribbean. It borders the countries of Grenada and Venezuela. It was the first Caribbean country to host the Summit of the Americas. It shares maritime boundaries with other nations including Barbados to the northeast, Guyana to the southeast, and Venezuela to the south and west. A treaty between the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Republic of Venezuela on the delimitation of marine and submarine areas, 18 April 1990. The country covers an area of 5,128 square kilometres (1,980 sq mi) and consists of two eponymous main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and numerous smaller landforms. Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the main islands; Tobago is much smaller, comprising about 6% of the total area and 4% of the entire population which is estimated at 1.3 million (2005). The nation lies outside the hurricane belt.

Unlike most of the English-speaking Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago's economy is primarily industrial with an emphasis on petroleum and petrochemicals. Trinidad and Tobago is known for its Carnival and was the birthplace of steelpan, calypso, soca, and limbo.

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A Beach in Crown Point, Tobago
Crown Point is a town in southwestern Tobago. It contains the Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson International Airport which was formerly known as the Crown Point Airport. It is near Store Bay, Buccoo Reef, and Pigeon Point.

The Crown Point Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located in Scarborough, on the south west extremity of Tobago in the nearby the airport. The lighthouse consist of a square metal tower with gallery and lantern 26 metres (85 ft) high and has a focalheight of 35 metres (115 ft). It is powered by solar unit and emits an alternating group of four white flashing repeated every 20 seconds visible up to 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi).


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The secluded Englishman's Bay
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The secluded Englishman's Bay in Tobago.

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I have trusted to my intuition to find the subjects, and I have written intuitively. I have an idea when I start, I have a shape; but I will fully understand what I have written only after some years.

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George McDonald was born in San Fernando, Trinidad on 16 August 1939. In public, people known George McDonald under the name of Trevor McDonald. Trevor McDonald is the first black news reader in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In 1969 McDonald was employed by BBC Radio as a producer, based in London, when he came to Britain, but still broadcasting to the Caribbean. In 1973 he began his long association with ITV, first as a general reporter, later as a sports correspondent, but ultimately concentrating on international politics. In the 1980s he spent some time with Channel 4 News, but returned to ITN in 1989, presenting the early-evening news. Mr. McDonald was promoted as a sole presenter of the News at Ten in 1992 , he became one of the best known faces on British television screens. McDonald stayed with ITN when News at Ten was axed in 1999, moving to present the new ITV Evening News. News at Ten was briefly relaunched in 2001 and Mr. McDonald returned to presenting. He presented the ITV News at 10.30 following News at Ten's second axing. From 1999-2009, McDonald hosted ITV's flagship current affairs programme Tonight with Trevor McDonald. In June 2007, McDonald began hosting the new ITV television series News Knight with Sir Trevor McDonald. He was awarded with a BAFTA fellowship at the British Academy Television Awards 2011. In 1993, he was awarded an OBE in the Queen's honours list. He received a knighthood in 1999 for his services to journalism.

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National Aquatic Centre, Couva
Couva is an urban town (48,858 in 2011 census[1]) in west-central Trinidad, south of Port of Spain and Chaguanas and north of San Fernando and Point Fortin. It is the main urban and commercial centre of Couva–Tabaquite–Talparo, and the Greater Couva area includes the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and the Port of Point Lisas. It is one of the fastest growing towns in the country. Couva's southern boundary is at the village of California & Point Lisas, and to the north Couva stretches to McBean (both on the Trinidad Southern Main Road). To the east of Couva is Preysal. To the west of Couva is the road to Waterloo and Carli Bay, which are located on the Gulf of Paria. Couva is part of the Caroni County.

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  • ...Arthur N.R. Robinson, the country's third President is the only person to have served as both Prime Minister and President of Trinidad and Tobago

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Trinidad Scorpion pepper pods

The Trinidad scorpion pepper is a Capsicum chinense cultivar that is among the most piquant peppers in the world. It is indigenous to Trinidad and Tobago. It was named by Neil Smith from The Hippy Seed Company, after he got the seeds originally from Butch Taylor (the owner of Zydeco Farms in Woodville/Crosby, Mississippi, and a hot sauce company) who is responsible for propagating the pepper's seeds. The "scorpion" peppers are referred to as such because the pointed end of the pepper is said to resemble a scorpion's stinger. Read more...

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  1. ^ "Community Register Couva Tab Tal. (Excel Document [Added Up All info from the areas in couva to get the total population])". CSO Trinidad and Tobago. CSO Trinidad and Tobago. July 14, 2011. Retrieved October 30, 2017.

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