The country obtained independence from the UK in 1962 and became a republic in 1976.Unlike most of the English-speaking Caribbean, T&T’s close proximity to oil-rich Venezuela allows its energy-based economy to rely mostly on the petroleum and petrochemicals industry; T&T is the largest exporter of LNG to the USA.
This has led to the Trinidadians and Tobagonians who fall under this category, those who fall under the umbrella of homosexuality, to hide, or “stay in the closet” so to speak. Chris – Muslim teen Chris*, a secondary school student from South Trinidad, is a practising Muslim, and aspires to become an actuary.
As such, it is a “high income developing nation” that does not depend on the waves of tourists and cruise ships from the North, although there is modest tourism given it’s pleasant location.
Like most other Caribbean countries T&T has it own version of Carnival.
For nearly 200 years the island of Tobago changed hands between Spanish, British, French, Dutch and Courlander colonizers.
Trinidad and Tobago together were finally ceded to Britain in 1802.