SHORT INTRODUCTION TO TOBAGO
Trinidad and Tobago is the southern-most of the countries of the Caribbean. Although one country, its two islands are very different.
TRINIDAD, the larger of the two, is highly-developed and wealthy due to its oil and natural gas and their by-products. It is also very cosmopolitan with a number of different ethnic groups and combinations of these. Trinidad is home to the world famous Carnival, considered by many as one of the greatest shows on earth.
TOBAGO is much smaller than Trinidad (approximately 26 miles long and 8 miles wide) with a population of just over 60,000. It is celebrated primarily for its natural beauty, with lush, tropical rain forests, sandy beaches and coral reefs. It is also considered a bird-watcher's paradise. The people of Tobago are primarily of African heritage and this is exemplified and celebrated annually in the Tobago Heritage Festival. Government is the principal employer in Tobago followed by the Tourism and Hospitality industry.
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Most photos below are by Daniel Brimacombe.
Additional photos below are by Peter Brimacombe, Samantha Nielsen and Michael Nielsen.)