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Latoya Ebanks

Assignment 2

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

On Trinidad and Tobago’s history “History of Trinidad and Tobago” Trinidad’s
history began with the settlements of the islands by the Amerindians. Both islands were explored
by Christopher Columbus, who was a Genoese explorer, navigator, and colonizer, on his third
voyage in 1498. Tobago changed hands between the Dutch, French, British, and Courlanders, but
ended up in the hands of the British. Trinidad remained in Spanish hands until 1797, even though
it was largely settled by French colonists. In 1889 the two islands were integrated into a
single crown colony. Trinidad and Tobago obtained its independence from the British Empire in
1962 and became a republic in 1976.
Hastings (2014) posted that the islands attract many travelers who appreciate the
beautiful and leisure attractions that the islands
have to offer such as the Maracas Beach located in
Trinidad; it is one of the islands’ most famous
beaches.
The Fort King George and Tobago Museum located in Tobago, was built in the 1780s, it
offers both a good view of the town and a park-like tranquility with some magnificent trees. Still
surviving are remnants of the original brick and
stone walls, an early prison, the officers’ mess,
several cannons, and a lighthouse. Fort King
George is the most well-preserved fort on the
island.
From Trinidad and Tobago Festival and Festivals (James, 2014) Trinidad & Tobago is
rich in culture and diversity in terms of the festivals that occur throughout the year, such as

attracting thousands as they celebrate as communities. The Tobago Heritage Festival.Latoya Ebanks Assignment 2 Trinidad and Tobago’s most known festival is their Carnival. I personally believe persons should visit Trinidad & Tobago. because this country has a variety of attractions to offer. the right country to visit to experience true excitement and adventures. one of the best known worldwide street festivals. and the sweet sound of pan (steel band music). calypsonians and DJs. It is a street party that happens over a 2 day course before the Christian period of Lent. it is an annual event created to preserve the unique cultural traditions of Tobago. The Festival has grown from year to year and runs from mid July to the beginning of August. Trinidad and Tobago is an exciting place to visit. Carnival is a celebration of calypso/soca music performed by brass bands. Bibliography . along with colorful mas costumes.

wikipedia.planetware. R.com/festivals. Retrieved November 25.Latoya Ebanks Assignment 2 History of Trinidad and Tobago.html . Retrieved November 25.com/tourist-attractions/trinidad-and-tobagotri. (2014) Trinidad & Tobago Festival & Holidays. from http://www. 2014.org/wiki/History_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago Hastings.tntisland.htm James. from http://www. Retrieved November 25. K. 2014. from http://en. 2014. (2014) 10 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Trinidad and Tobago.