Know Your Community –
Know Your World Presentation

The Republic of
Trinidad and Tobago
The land of the hummingbird ....
Take a flight with me …
Tobago

Name: Jadgesh Ramjit
School: MBA student at the
University of Akron

Hometown: South Trini...
World Map Highlighting Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Quick Facts:

Population: 1.3 million (UN, 2010)
Capital: Port of Spain
Area: 5,128 sq km (1,980 sq mile...
Trinidad & Tobago – Rich History 1
Before 1498 – Trinidad was populated by the
Carib and Arawak - an indigenous people who...
Trinidad & Tobago – Rich History 2
1962 - Trinidad and Tobago obtained its independence from the British Empire

1976 - Tr...
National Flag
National Coat of Arms
National Birds
SCARLET IBIS

COCRICO BIRD
National Flower - Chaconia
National Instrument – Steel Pan
Trinidad & Tobago – Geography
Trinidad & Tobago – Politics
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
Elections: Every five (5) years
Voting age: Eighteen (18)...
Trinidad & Tobago – Economics
Major Exports: Petroleum and Petroleum products, liquefied natural gas (LNG),
methanol, ammo...
Trinidad & Tobago –

Society

Education: All kids start primary school at age four (4) or five (5) and then proceed to
sec...
Music and Influence
• Spanish Influence : Parang
• African Influence: Calypso
• Indian Influence: Chutney
• Combination of...
Local’s who touched the world!
Brian Charles LaraCricket World Record
Holder

Wendy FitzwilliamMiss Universe 1998

Anya Ay...
Local’s who touched the world!
Machel
Montano
- Soca King

Nikki
MinajHip Hop
Superstar

Heather HeadleyR&B singer

Shaka ...
Festivals and Celebrations
• Carnival
Festivals and Celebrations
Ramadan
Emancipation
Christmas & Boxing day
Diwali
Festivals and Celebrations
Hosay
Tobago heritage festival
Holi
Local Delicacies
 Pelau

 Bake and Shark

 Doubles
Local Attractions

 Water Front (Port-of-Spain)

Pitch Lake
Local Attractions

 National Academy for the
Performing Arts
 Hanuman Murti
Local Attractions

 Tobago Bucco Reef
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  1. 1. Know Your Community – Know Your World Presentation The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago The land of the hummingbird ....
  2. 2. Take a flight with me … Tobago Name: Jadgesh Ramjit School: MBA student at the University of Akron Hometown: South Trinidad – Penal Career Path: To become an aggressive Finance professional Fasten your seatbelts …
  3. 3. World Map Highlighting Trinidad and Tobago
  4. 4. Trinidad & Tobago Quick Facts: Population: 1.3 million (UN, 2010) Capital: Port of Spain Area: 5,128 sq km (1,980 sq miles) Major language: English Major religions: Christianity, Hinduism Life expectancy: 67 years (men), 74 years (women) (UN) Monetary unit: Trinidad and Tobago dollar US$ = TT$ 6.4252 Main exports: Petroleum, natural gas, chemicals, tourism GNI per capita: US $15,380 (World Bank, 2010)
  5. 5. Trinidad & Tobago – Rich History 1 Before 1498 – Trinidad was populated by the Carib and Arawak - an indigenous people who called the island “Ieri” In 1498 – Christopher Columbus rediscovered the islands and called it “Island of the Trinity – Trinidad ”. Trinidad was now a colony of Spain In 1797 (300 yrs later) – The British defeated Spain and colonized Trinidad. This period of being ruled by the Queen resulted in people from Africa, China, India and others being brought to the country Tobago changed hands between the Spanish, British, French and Dutch during the period 1498 to 1962
  6. 6. Trinidad & Tobago – Rich History 2 1962 - Trinidad and Tobago obtained its independence from the British Empire 1976 - Trinidad and Tobago became a Republic .
  7. 7. National Flag
  8. 8. National Coat of Arms
  9. 9. National Birds SCARLET IBIS COCRICO BIRD
  10. 10. National Flower - Chaconia
  11. 11. National Instrument – Steel Pan
  12. 12. Trinidad & Tobago – Geography
  13. 13. Trinidad & Tobago – Politics Government: Parliamentary Democracy Elections: Every five (5) years Voting age: Eighteen (18) years Electoral party: Two (2) major parties: - The United National Congress (UNC) and the People’s National Movement (PNM) Current Prime Minister: The Honorable Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar Current President: His Excellency Professor George Maxwell Richards
  14. 14. Trinidad & Tobago – Economics Major Exports: Petroleum and Petroleum products, liquefied natural gas (LNG), methanol, ammonia, urea, steel products, cocoa, coffee, and tourism Major Imports: Industrial lubricants and other related products, Manufactured goods, wheat, sugar and Machinery and Transport equipment Major Trading partners: Other Caribbean countries, Canada, The Unites States of America and Mexico Fiscal Authority: The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange: The Stock Exchange of Trinidad and Tobago Money: The Trinidad and Tobago dollar
  15. 15. Trinidad & Tobago – Society Education: All kids start primary school at age four (4) or five (5) and then proceed to secondary school for five year with good performance. All children attend secondary school for 7 years. For the last two years of secondary school kids write the Advanced Level exams administered by London Cambridge before going to university. Tertiary Education: Undergraduate studies last for 3 years - The University of Trinidad and Tobago or the University of the West Indies Jobs: Services; transport, retail , government services, and tourism, Manufacturing and Oil and Gas
  16. 16. Music and Influence • Spanish Influence : Parang • African Influence: Calypso • Indian Influence: Chutney • Combination of all cultures: Soca • Cuisine- Indian, African, Chinese and West Indian • Languages- Spanish, Hindi, Patios, Br. English and ‘Trini’ Spanish Hindi French/African: Patios English
  17. 17. Local’s who touched the world! Brian Charles LaraCricket World Record Holder Wendy FitzwilliamMiss Universe 1998 Anya Ayoung CheeProject Runway Winner
  18. 18. Local’s who touched the world! Machel Montano - Soca King Nikki MinajHip Hop Superstar Heather HeadleyR&B singer Shaka HislopTrinidad and Tobago Soccer Player
  19. 19. Festivals and Celebrations • Carnival
  20. 20. Festivals and Celebrations Ramadan Emancipation Christmas & Boxing day Diwali
  21. 21. Festivals and Celebrations Hosay Tobago heritage festival Holi
  22. 22. Local Delicacies  Pelau  Bake and Shark  Doubles
  23. 23. Local Attractions  Water Front (Port-of-Spain) Pitch Lake
  24. 24. Local Attractions  National Academy for the Performing Arts  Hanuman Murti
  25. 25. Local Attractions  Tobago Bucco Reef
  26. 26. Thank you for visiting…..

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