Trinidad and Tobago

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Trinidad was discovered by Columbus in 1498 and colonized by the Spaniards in the 16th century. During the French Revolution a large number of French families settled in the island. In 1797, Great Britain being at war with Spain, Trinidad was occupied by the British and ceded to Great Britain by the Treaty of Amiens in 1802. Trinidad and Tobago were joined in 1889.


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Books of Reference

  1. Statistical Information: The Central Statistical Office, Government of Trinidad and Tobago, 2 Edward St., Port-of-Spain. Director: J. Harewood. Publications include Annual Statistical Digest, Quarterly Economic Report. Annual Overseas Trade Report, Population and Vital Statistics Annual Report. Google Scholar
  2. Report of the Trinidad and Tobago Independence Conference, 1962. (Cmnd. 1757.) HMSO, 1962Google Scholar
  3. Facts on Trinidad and Tobago. Public Relations Division, Prime Minister’s Office, Port-of-Spain, 1978Google Scholar
  4. Immigration Guidelines. Government Printer, Port-of-Spain, 1980Google Scholar
  5. Oil and Energy, Trinidad and Tobago. Government Printer, Port-of-Spain, 1980Google Scholar
  6. Trinidad and Tobago Year Book. Port-of-Spain. Annual (from 1865)Google Scholar
  7. Cooper, St G. C. and Bacon, P. R. (eds.), The Natural Resources of Trinidad and Tobago. London, 1981Google Scholar
  8. Central Library: The Central Library of Trinidad and Tobago. Queen’s Park East. Port-of-Spain. Acting Librarian: Mrs L. Hutchinson.Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1984

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  • John Paxton

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