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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1819/08/13 Oliver Hazard Perry Died Oliver Hazard Perry dies on the US NUNSUCH as it nears Port of Spain. Perry contracted yellow fever on board near Angostura (Ciudad Bolivar) on the Orinoco River in Venezuela. He was buried in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

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Doubles



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Location

Islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela - The World Factbook

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Particulars for Trinidad And Tobago:
Locale Type Nation

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Demonym: Trinidadian
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 85


History »

First colonized by the Spanish, the islands came under British control in the early 19th century. The islands' sugar industry was hurt by the emancipation of the slaves in 1834. Manpower was replaced with the importation of contract laborers from India between 1845 and 1917, which boosted sugar production as well as the cocoa industry. The discovery of oil on Trinidad in 1910 added another important export. Independence was attained in 1962. The country is one of the most prosperous in the Caribbean thanks largely to petroleum and natural gas production and processing. Tourism, mostly in Tobago, is targeted for expansion and is growing. The government is coping with a rise in violent crime. - The World Factbook


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