Trinidad and Tobago. When Trinidad and Tobago went to parliamentary elections on November 5, the ruling party People’s National Movement (PNM) triumphed over the opposition Alliance United National Congress (UNC) with 26 seats against 15. Thus, Prime Minister Patrick Manning could remain as prime minister for another five years. The turnout was 66 percent.
According to CountryAAH, Port-of-Spain is the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago. PNM’s clear victory was primarily attributed to the country’s good economy in recent years. The oil-producing country had benefited from high oil prices on the world market. In addition, a failed outburst attempt was made within the opposition, when a UNC politician jumped off and formed the new Party of the People’s Congress (COP). While the PNM mainly has support among the country’s black population and UNC’s supporters are mainly of Indian origin, the COP sought to appeal to all ethnic groups. However, the party did not enter Parliament but was considered to have taken votes from UNC.
- According to abbreviationfinder: TNT is the 2-letter acronym for the country of Trinidad and Tobago.
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. – The islands of Trinidad and Tobago, located at the south-eastern end of the American Mediterranean and physically relevant to South America, became an independent state within the British Commonwealth on August 31, 1962. From August 1, 1976 the country is a republic with its own head of state, in which the executive power is exercised by the government and the legislative power by a bicameral Parliament. The republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a member of the Commonwealth, the UN and the OAS (Organization of American States).
The total area is 5128 km 2, of which 4,827 belong to Trinidad and 301 to Tobago. The population, made up of 44% of blacks, 16% of mulattoes, 38% of Asians (mostly Indians) and 2% of Europeans, amounted to 945,210 residents at the 1970 census. The 1960 census had reported 827,957, so in the intercensual decade there was an average annual increase of 1.4%; this increase is, due to emigration, lower than the natural one which, although it has decreased compared to the decade 1950-60, is still around 1.7%. According to one estimate, in 1975 the population had risen to 1,162,000; the result is an average density of 227 residents / km 2, but the population is very unevenly distributed, especially in the western plains of the greater island. The capital, Port of Spain, barely reaches 100,000 residents. in the city, but is home to 360,000 in the large metropolitan area, which is home to three quarters of the country’s urban population, and is the largest economic center (except for the oil and petrochemical industries). The official language is English; the most followed religions are Catholic (41%), Protestant – especially Anglican – (32%) and Hindu (21%). The currency is the Trinidad and Tobago dollar.
Economic conditions. – Rural activities provide just 8% of the gross national product, but still employ 23% of the active population. The cultivation of cane is by far the most important (2,050,000 q of sugar in 1976), while that of cocoa is in decline (50,000 q in 1976). The zootechnical patrimony is scarce. Fishing activity is modest.
The extraction of oil (11,800,000 t in 1977), methane (1,400 million m 3 in 1974) and asphalt (107,000 t in 1973) and the oil industry, while occupying a very modest proportion of the active population, they constitute the backbone of the economy; the refineries process, in addition to local crude oil, large quantities imported from Venezuela, Nigeria and other states and, with more than 25,000,000 tons per year of refined products, they account for more than 80% of the value of exports. The other industries (food, chemical, petrochemical) account for 27% of the gross national product and employ 28% of the active population. In 1976 the installed power was 334,000 kW; in the same year 1214 million kWh were produced. The trade balance is not far from equilibrium. The main partners are the United States, the United Kingdom and the suppliers of crude oil already mentioned. Tourism represents an important resource, especially for the depressed island of Tobago; in 1975 the visitors were 130,000. The roads stretch for approximately 8000 km; in 1975 127,000 cars were on the road. Port of Spain has a very busy port and the international airport of Piarco.
Trinidad and Tobago weather in March, April and May
Daily temperatures averaging 32 ° C can be expected over the next three months. The temperatures hardly fluctuate during this time.
Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May 26-27 ° C. This is great weather for a great time on the beach and in the water.
The expected rainfall is around 4 days in March, around 6 days in April and around 10 days in May.
In the period from March to May , the sun shines an average of 8 hours a day.