Fun Facts About Trinidad & Tobago


Trinidad & Tobago is a small paradise island in the Caribbean. It is a multiracial society famous for its hospitality.


Eric Williams (1911-1981) is the father of modern Trinidad & Tobago. In 1962 he became the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.During the last fifteen years of his government Williams introduced many reforms and did many things to improve life in his country.


Without a doubt, the most famous athlete in Trinidad and Tobago history is Hasely Crawford. At the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada, Hasely Crawford won the gold medal in the 100-meter sprint.


Trinidad Tobago is known as the home of the cricket legend Brian Charles Lara. He is a Caribbean cricket icon. In Trinidad and Tobago, like countries such as Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, cricket is the national sport.


The most popular music in Trinidad Tobago today is calypso…


Like Guyana, Mauritius, and South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago is a multiracial democracy in the world.


Trinidad and Tobago has many idols: Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (writer), Billy Ocean (singer), Hazel Dorothy Scott (pianist), Pearl Primus (dancer), Janelle Commissiong (Miss Universe 1977), Hasely Crawford (sportsman), Brian Lara (sportsman), Wendy Fitzwilliam (Miss Universe 1998), and Peter Minshall (designer).


Pope John Paul went to Trinidad and Tobago in 1985


Trinidad & Tobago hosted the FIFA U-17 World Championship in 2001.


Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, best known as V.S.Naipaul, is one of the most famous Caribbean authors of the twenteenth century.He was born on August 17, 1932, in Chaguanas, Trinidad & Tobago.

Naipaul has written more than thirty books. Naipaul was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001. The Swedish Academy said, “Naipaul is a modern philosopher, carrying on the tradition that started originally with “Lettres persanes” and “Candide”. In a vigilant style, which has been deservedly admired, he transforms rage into precision and allows events to speak with their own inherent irony”.


Behind cricket, soccer is the most popular sport in the country.Trinidad and Tobago team is nicknamed “soca warriors”, an allusion to the traditional calypso music.


Trinidad and Tobago has had famous olympic athletes in the past century:Edwin Roberts (track and field), Ato Boldon (track and field), Wendell Mottley (track and field), Ian Morris (track and field), Michael Agostini (track and field), Maxwell Cheesman (cyclist), Roger Gibbon (cyclist), Samuel Gene (cyclist), Rodney Wilkes ( weightlifting), and Lennox Kilgour (weightlifting).


It was a beautiful night in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The date was July 16th, the year was 1977.Miss Trinidad-Tobago was crowned Miss Universe. For the first, the Miss Universe crown was won by first black. Her name: Janelle “Penny” Commissiong. After her victory, she said: “I felt like a ray of sunshine was around me.”

Source by Alejandro Guevara Onofre

Mathew and the Highland Rescue – Book Review

A stimulating adventure! Sabine Muir has written a wonderful children’s story that can be read many, many times. This is a time-travel, Christian fantasy novel that reminds me a little bit of one of my favorite childhood books, ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’.

Here, the main character, Mathew, is a young boy growing up under difficulties that are quite uncommon from his piers. Mathew’s father is missing, his mother has begun a new romance and bullying at school weighs heavily upon his young shoulders. Mathew thought he could escape it all during his stay at his Aunt and Uncle’s tranquil family farm. Unexpectedly, Mathew and his cousins are thrown into an adventure when they accidentally enter a mystery gateway into to a world of Kings, Queens, Castles and ghosts.

Sabine Muir’s use of factual, historical legendary characters brought the Canmore Dynasty to life – an era that is quickly fading from all memory. The author’s research and understanding of the historical era is evident in this excellent piece of work. Her fascination with this particular section in time has produced several works of fiction.

‘Mathew and the Highland Rescue’ is only the first in a series of adventure books. A delightful light read for the adventurous and young-of-heart. I look forward to reading her next published work.

Interested in finding out more about this book? Visit the publisher’s site, Publish America, Inc. or go to any online or retail bookstore to have the book ordered in.

ISBN#: 1413759165

Author: Sabine Muir

Source by Lillian Brummet

How to Make Homemade Body Lotion

The body lotion tutorial:

The process of making body lotion is actually fairly easy. First off you will need to gather your lotion making supplies that include the following: an emulsifying wax, oil, water, a colorant, and a fragrance.

Step one: The first step in making body lotion is to mix your oils and water in with your emulsifying wax. This will create the base of your lotion. The emulsifying wax is what keeps the water and oils from separating.

Step two: The second step in making body lotion is to add your essential oils or fragrance oils. Essential oils will make your body lotion scented and can provide aromatherapy effects. Fragrance oils can also be used to give your lotion a nice scent.

Step three: The third step in making body lotion is to add your colorants. These colorants can be from a laboratory or they can come from natural sources. If you plan on marketing your handmade skin care products as natural skin care products then you will want to use natural coloring agents like paprika, mica, or oxides.

Step four: The fourth step is to bottle your product. You can place your lotions into a jar, tube or into a pump or squirt bottle. You can make custom labels to attach on the bottles with your company name, logo and ingredients.

In addition to making a basic body lotion you can also add things to the lotion to make it special. One popular additive to body lotion is glitter. Other popular additives for body lotions are SPF and tint.

Source by Sarah Freeland

Unique Christmas Gifts for a 6-Year-Old Boy or Girl

Christmas is a thrilling time for children. So, let us look at some unique Christmas gifts for a 6-year-old boy or girl.

The fun part of giving gifts to children is that they delight in anything you give them. It could be a picture book, a toy car, a stuffed animal or a bubble-blowing kit. It will always make a 6-year-old smile.

And now, for a few really great Christmas gifts that you might not have thought of.

Toy Computer – This colorful computer has a screen, a mouse, a keyboard and speakers. The one thing it does not do is go on the Internet. It is filled with games, songs, and puzzles and is enough to make any 6-year-old’s heart sing.

Piggy Bank – This piggy bank has a big smile and just like a real piggy, it loves to be fed. He comes in a variety of colors, and is painted all over with favorite cartoon characters. Put a little money in his slot, wrap him up nicely, and he will be sure to be a joy for his new owner.

Play Phone – This many colored telephone is ready for you to fill up with special messages and songs for your favorite 6-year-old. It has working keypads and makes noises just like a real phone.

Video Games – There are some challenging games for 6-year-olds and some that are just plain fun. There are games of skill and observation to play along with the whole family. Among the most popular are Battleship, Operation, the Game of Life, Clue (a detective game), Sorry, Twister, Trouble, and Connect4.

Jewelry that Lights Up – That 6-year-old will dazzle every eye with her rings, bracelets, and necklaces. This jewelry lights up with a steady glow or you can switch to a blinking light that flashes on and off.

Ice Cream Maker – And now, the gift that is sure to please little children and big children alike – the magic ice cream maker. When it comes to food, ice cream may be the biggest hit of all. The ice cream maker is a ball that opens. You place the ingredients inside, close it securely, and shake it. Then, pass the ball from person to person and have everyone give it a few shakes. Then, you open that ball and scoop out the ice cream. This is surely a keeper.

Name Scroll Painting – Your name and its meaning as well as famous people with your name are printed on a painted background. The painting may be of a kitten, a dog, a giraffe, a moose, or some other animal. There is a crown, a crest and a border. This scroll is ready for framing and is sure to make that 6-year-old happy.

Well, that is about it. Have a good time shopping for unique Christmas gifts for a 6-year-old boy or girl. And, have a merry Christmas yourself.

Source by Benedict Manovill