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Trinidad and Tobago are located in the western hemisphere and are the southern-most islands of the Caribbean. The temperature of the islands averages 83°F.

Trinidad lies little above 10 degrees north of the equator (latitude) and about 61 degrees west of Greenwich (longitude). It is 1,864 square-miles in area with its southern and western coasts facing Venezuela, as close as 7 miles away.

Tobago lies 21 miles northeast of Trinidad and is 116 square-miles in area.

 
Cultural and Sports History of Trinidad & Tobago
by Ronald C. Emrit
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INTRODUCTION

This website documents the cultural and sports history of Trinidad & Tobago as the country functioned from the 20th century onward. The focus is on: (1) the cultural events of carnival, divali, and hosay; (2) calypso and steelband music; and (3) sporting accomplishments in cricket, soccer, and the Olympics. A brief description of the communities of the country is also included. In addition to the achievements of the men and women included in the categories above, recognition is also given to those who made significant contributions in the areas of entertainment, fine arts, literature, and other sports. The site profiles over 500 individuals and groups. For the foreign visitor, this website provides some insights into the traditions that are so dearly held by those who were fortunate to be born on the cosmopolitan island of Trinidad, also known as the Land of the Calypso.
 
NORTHEASTERN & SOUTHEASTERN USA
(Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC)
STEEL PAN JAM
Music for All Occasions
(Dedicated to my good friend Gerald Gaston Kenny who departed this world on May 9, 2011)
 
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Caribbean/Latin

  • Sugar Bum Bum (Lord Kitchener)
  • Mr. Walker (Mighty Sparrow)
  • Toco Band (Lord Kitchener)
  • I Can See Clearly Now (Jhnny Nash)
  • Cuando, Cuando, Cuando (Tony Renis & Alberto Testa)
  • Yellow Bird (Irving Louis Burgie)
  • Manha de Carnaval (Luiz Bonfá and Antonio Maria)
  • One Love (Bob Marley)
  • Teaser (Becket)
  • Don't Try That (Crazy)
  • Girl from Ipanema (Antônio Carlos Jobim)
  • Saltfish (Mighty Sparrow)
  • R&B/Pop

  • I Just Called To Say I Love You (Stevie Wonder)
  • For the Love of You (Isley Brothers)
  • Ribbon in the Sky (Stevie Wonder)
  • How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees)
  • And I Love Her (Beatles)
  • What a Difference a Day Made (Maria Grever)
  • My Cherie Amor (Stevie Wonder)
  • Religious

  • How Great Thou Art (Carl Gustav Boberg)

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    THE BEST
    The following is an alphabetical listing of the men and women of Trinidad & Tobago documented on this website who have made noteworthy contributions in sports, entertainment, and the arts from 1900 to 2015.
     
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    F - J
    K - O
    P - T
    U - Z


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