Pinterest Yasin Abu Bakr, leader of the Jamaat al Muslimeen organization responsible for a attempted coup, in The attorney general, Faris Al Rawi, denied that Trinidad had a particular problem with Isis recruitment or religious extremism.
Trinidad was first settled by pre-agricultural Archaic people at least 7, years ago, making it the earliest settled part of the Caribbean. Ceramic-using agriculturalists settled Trinidad around BC, and then moved further up the Lesser Antillean chain.
At the time of European contact, Trinidad was occupied by various Arawakan -speaking groups including the Nepoya and Suppoya, and Cariban -speaking groups such as the Yaowhile Tobago was occupied by the Island Caribs and Galibi.
Age of Colonization[ edit ] Columbus reported seeing Tobago on the distant horizon innaming it Bellaforma, but did not land on the island. Britain consolidated its hold on both islands during the Napoleonic Warsand they were combined into the colony of Trinidad and Tobago in African slaves and Chinese, IndianTamil and free African indentured labourersas well as Portuguese from Madeira, arrived to supply labour in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Emigration from Barbados and the other Lesser Antilles, VenezuelaSyria and Lebanon also impacted on the ethnic make-up of the country. He intended to subdue the Orinoco and the Warao, the two major Amerindian peoples of the island, and rule over them in the name of the Spanish king.
He was in search of the long-rumoured " City of Gold " supposedly located in South America. Raleigh then went on his way, and the Spanish authority was restored.
The next century the s passed without major incident but sustained attempts by the Spaniards to control and rule over the Amerindians, and especially the exertions of the missionaries, were preparing grounds for an outburst.
Inthe Catholic Catalan Capuchin friars were given responsibility for the conversions of the indigenous people of Trinidad and the Guianas.
Afterthey founded several missions in Trinidad, supported and richly funded by the state, which also granted encomienda over the native people to them. One such mission was Santa Rosa de Arima, established inwhen Amerindians from the former encomiendas of Tacarigua and Arauca Arouca were relocated further west.
The missions aimed at conversion and cultural deracination, which were naturally unwelcome to the target population. Escalating tensions between the Spaniards and Amerindians culminated in the Arena Massacre which took place in They then ambushed the governor and his party, who were on their way to visit the church.
Order was eventually restored and the Spanish authority was re-established.
Another century passed, and during the s, Trinidad was an island province belonging to the Viceroyalty of New Spaintogether with Central America, present-day Mexico and the Southwestern United States. It granted free land and tax exemption for 10 years to Roman Catholic foreign settlers who were willing to swear allegiance to the King of Spain.
During that period of upheaval, French planters with their slaves, free coloureds and mulattos from the neighbouring islands of Martinique, Saint LuciaGrenadaGuadeloupe and Dominica migrated to Trinidad, where they established an agriculture-based economy sugar and cocoa.
Bythe population of Port of Spain had increased from under 3, to 10, in five years, and consisted of people of mixed race, Spaniards, Africans, French republican soldiers, retired pirates and French nobility.
The sparse settlement and slow rate of population-increase during Spanish rule and even during British rule made Trinidad one of the less populated colonies of the West Indies, with the least developed plantation infrastructure. A medallion showing the capture of Trinidad and Tobago by the British in His squadron sailed through the Bocas and anchored off the coast of Chaguaramas.
Trinidad thus became a British crown colonywith a French-speaking population and Spanish laws.
British rule led to an influx of settlers from the United Kingdom and the British colonies of the Eastern Caribbean. English, Scots, Irish, German and Italian families arrived.Trinidad and Tobago's top international models returned home last weekend as Coco Velvet International hosted “StyleWeek Port Of Spain ” at the Hilton Trinidad and the National Academy for.
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Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers' Association October 20 at PM · An initiative by the TTMA to help persons who have been affected by the floods these past few days.5/5(1). Trinidad and Tobago houses one of the largest natural gas processing facilities in the Western Hemisphere. The Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited (PPGPL) natural gas liquids (NGL) complex is located in the Port of Savonetta.
Stronger energy revenues and a solid performance in the non-oil sector should combine to deliver Trinidad and Tobago’s first annual GDP growth since