Trinidad & Tobago (@1.57) vs Windward Islands (@2.37)

Our Prediction:

Trinidad & Tobago will win

Trinidad & Tobago – Windward Islands Match Prediction | 08-11-2019 12:30

Parliament meets in Woodford Squares Red House. The Savannah attracts truckloads of fresh coconuts, and doubles men sell coveted aloo pies. View Columbus Squares 1836 Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Walk around Independence Square and the Brian Lara Promenade. Visit Port of Spain, and stroll and jog in Queens Park Savannah, near the Botanical Gardens, Emperor Valley Zoo, and Magnificent Seven buildings. The Central Bank Money Museum in downtowns financial district displays doubloons, gold bars, and Slave Savings Bank memorabilia.

Petroleum had been discovered in 1857, but became economically significant only in the 1930s and afterwards as a result of the collapse of sugarcane and cocoa, and increasing industrialisation.[66][67][68] By the 1950s petroleum had become a staple in Trinidad's export market, and was responsible for a growing middle class among all sections of the Trinidad population. The collapse of Trinidad's major agricultural commodities, followed by the Depression, and the rise of the oil economy, led to major changes in the country's social structure.

Calculated in thousands of current Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) dollars, research expenditure actually dropped between 2009 and 2012 from 21 309 to 19 232. Trinidad and Tobago is one of the more affluent members of CARICOM, thanks to its natural resources. Even when the country was enjoying economic growth of 8% per annum in 2004, it devoted just 0.11% of GDP to R&D. Despite this, it spent just 0.05% of GDP on R&D in 2012, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

Top experiences in Trinidad & Tobago

Nature watching is colorfully kaleidoscopic, with over 450 bird, 600 butterfly, and 700 orchid species. Eat curries and explore Indias influence at Maha Sabha Indian Caribbean Museum and the Waterloo Temple over the sea. Vegetarian food is plentiful. Looking for a Caribbean cultural melting pot renowned for its Carnival and pulsating to the beat of steel drums, soca music, and calypso? Golf, hiking, mountain biking, surfing, kayaking, fishing, and boating are among the outdoor pastimes. Trinidad is also lined with relaxing beaches and rainforest waterfalls. Cool off with fresh cane juice and sea moss milkshakes.

The TT Pro League is the country's primary football competition and is the top level of the Trinidad and Tobago football league system. The first season took place in the same year beginning with eight teams. The league began in 1999 as part of a need for a professional league to strengthen the country's national team and improve the development of domestic players. The Pro League serves as a league for professional football clubs in Trinidad and Tobago.

Its dominant feature is the Main Ridge, which runs from northeast to southwest, rising to heights of about 1,800 feet (550 metres). Over the years, the reef and its marine life have suffered serious damage from pollution and tourist activity. The island of Tobago is physiographically an extension of the Venezuelan coastal range and the Northern Range of Trinidad. The ridge slopes more gently to the southwest onto a coral plain. The coral formation has given rise to a number of reefs, one of which, Buccoo Coral Reef, is known for its marine life and is popular for scuba diving and snorkeling. Tobago has only a few short streams.

The climate of Trinidad and Tobago is tropical, with high relative humidity. Temperatures vary significantly between day and night, and the climate along the coast is tempered by sea breezes. The warmest months are April, May, and October, which have an average maximum temperature of about 89 F (32 C). The coolest months are January and February, when the average minimum temperature is about 68 F (20 C). In general, mean temperatures range between 77 F (25 C) in February and 85 F (29 C) in April.

English, Scots, Irish, German and Italian families arrived, as well as some free blacks known as 'Merikins' who had fought for Britain in the War of 1812 and were granted land in southern Trinidad.[50][51][52] Under British rule, new states were created and the importation of slaves increased, however by this time support for abolitionism had vastly increased and in England the slave trade was under attack.[48][53] Slavery was abolished in 1833, after which former slaves served an "apprenticeship" period. British rule led to an influx of settlers from the United Kingdom and the British colonies of the Eastern Caribbean.

Eric Williams of the PNM, a noted historian and intellectual widely regarded as The Father of The Nation, became the first Prime Minister, serving in that capacity uninterrupted until 1981.[16] The dominant figure in the opposition in the early independence years was Rudranath Capildeo of the DLP. The 1960s saw the rise of a Black Power movement, inspired in part by the civil rights movement in the United States. Trinidad and Tobago gained its independence from the United Kingdom on 31 August 1962.[16][68]Elizabeth II remained head of state as Queen of Trinidad and Tobago, represented locally by Governor-General Solomon Hochoy. Protests and strikes became common, with events coming to head in April 1970 when police shot dead a protester named Basil Davis.[71] Fearing a breakdown of law and order, Prime Minister Williams declared a state of emergency and arrested many of the Black Power leaders.

The 17th century on Trinidad passed largely without major incident, but sustained attempts by the Spaniards to control and rule over the Amerindians were often fiercely resisted.[35] In 1687 the Catholic Catalan Capuchin friars were given responsibility for the conversions of the indigenous people of Trinidad and the Guianas.[35] They founded several missions in Trinidad, supported and richly funded by the state, which also granted encomienda right to them over the native peoples, in which the native peoples were forced to provide labour for the Spanish.[35] One such mission was Santa Rosa de Arima, established in 1789, when Amerindians from the former encomiendas of Tacarigua and Arauca (Arouca) were relocated further west.[citation needed] Escalating tensions between the Spaniards and Amerindians culminated in violence 1689, when Amerindians in the San Rafael encomienda rebelled and killed several priests, attacked a church, and killed the Spanish governor Jos de Len y Echales.