Trinidad and Tobago

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    Trinidad and Tobago

    Key facts Date of Membership in CARICOM: 1 Aug 1973 Also Known as:Land of the Humming Bird Status of Independence:Independent 1962/08/31 Area: 5,128 km2 (1,980 miles2) Capital City: Port-of-Spain Population: 1,308,600 (208) Currency: Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TT) Highest National Award: Trinity Cross Economy GDP Growth: -0.6% p.a. 2009–13 GNI: US$21.2bn GNI PC: US$15,760 Key dates in history 1498       Arrival…

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    CARIFESTA XIV

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    Ambassador Hon. Edwin W. Carrington

    Sir Edwin Wilberforce Carrington, TC, CM, KCN, CHB, OCC is the former Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), serving from 1992 to 2010. Academic career Born in Parlatuvier in Tobago, Carrington attended the University College of the West Indies and McGill University, Montreal, Canada, earning a BA degree in Economics. He subsequently earned a MA degree in economics from the…

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    Brian Charles Lara, T.C

    CITATION FOR THE ORDER OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (OCC) 2008   English speaking Caribbean communities have made their greatest single cultural investment in the cricket enterprise. Citizens have come to measure the extent of community detachment from the oppressive grip of the colonial scaffold in terms of the competitive excellence of the region’s international team. Since 1886, when the first generation…

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    CARIFESTA IX

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    CARIFESTA VI

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    CARIFESTA V

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    Ambassador Hon. William G. Demas

    The late Dr. William Gilbert Demas, son of Trinidad and Tobago, and former Secretary-General of CARICOM, was among those honoured in the first conferment of the OCC at the 13th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in 1992. Dr. Demas’ career spawned tenures as Secretary-General of CARICOM and President of the Caribbean Development Bank, Chancellor of the…

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