The office was established when the country became a republic in 1976, before which the head of state was the queen of Trinidad and Tobago. The last governor-general , Sir Ellis Clarke , was sworn in as the first president on 1 August 1976 under a transitional arrangement.
The Trinidad and Tobago dollar was launched, and had become the sole currency by 1967. In 1964, Trinidad and Tobago introduced its own dollar. Between 1964 and 1968 the Trinidad and Tobago dollar was utilized in Grenada as legal tender until that country rejoined the common currency arrangements of the East Caribbean dollar.
The country of Trinidad and Tobago has a high literacy rate, thanks in part to public education being free from ages 5 to 18 and compulsory from the ages of five to sixteen. In addition to public education, there are many faith-based schools and other educational institutions that are either partially funded and thus charge some tuition, or are ...
Central Football Club is a Trinidad and Tobago professional football club, based in California, that plays in the TT Pro League.Founded in 2012, the Sharks were the 21st team to join the Pro League and plays its home matches in Ato Boldon Stadium located in nearby Couva
The Trinidad Government Railway existed between 1876 and 28 December 1968. Originally built to connect Port of Spain with Arima , the railway was extended to Couva in 1880, San Fernando in 1882, Cunapo (now Sangre Grande ) in 1897, Tabaquite in 1898, Siparia in 1913 and Rio Claro in 1914.
The flag of Trinidad and Tobago was adopted upon independence from the United Kingdom on 31 August 1962. Designed by Carlisle Chang (1921–2001), the flag of Trinidad and Tobago was chosen by the independence committee of 1962. Red, black and white symbolise fire (the sun, representing courage), earth (representing dedication) and water ...
Trinidad and Tobago is the largest Caribbean producer of natural gas in CARICOM and the second largest producer of oil after Guyana, and its economy is heavily dependent upon these resources. It also supplies manufactured goods, notably food and beverages, as well as cement to the Caribbean region.