This policy is accompanied by the CARICOM Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS). This vulnerability led CARICOM to develop an Energy Policy which was approved in 2013. Trinidad and Tobago is the region's leading exporter of oil and gas but imports of fossil fuels provided over 90% of the energy consumed by its CARICOM neighbours in 2008.
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Though T&T does have its fair share of dark and scary caves;Mount Tamana Caves is home to millions of bats A real life bat cave! Sunlight protrudes from the entrance of theGasparee cave system and hits its translucent natural pond. The geological limestone treasure challenges the notions of dark and scary caves as it makes on feel like they are ina fairytale.
By 1797, when Britain seized the island from Spain, Trinidad had begun its development as a plantation economy and a slave society. Many slaves were brought in from the other colonies and from Africa. This immigration became significant after the cedula (decree) of 1783, which offered generous land and tax incentives to settlers, and transformed Trinidads population, economy, and society. From 1776 the Spanish government encouraged Roman Catholics from the other Caribbean islands to settle in Trinidad with their slaves. Most of the settlers were French, and French influence became dominant. Plantations were established, production of cotton and sugar began, and trade increased markedly.
During that period of upheaval, French planters with their slaves, free coloureds and mulattos from the neighbouring islands of Martinique, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Guadeloupe and Dominica migrated to Trinidad, where they established an agriculture-based economy (sugar and cocoa). These new immigrants established local communities in Blanchisseuse, Champs Fleurs, Paramin, Cascade, Carenage and Laventille. It was fortuitous that the Cdula was issued only a few years before the French Revolution.
Senators serve until the dissolution of Parliament or upon the request of the president that they vacate office. The voting age is 18. The members of the House of Representatives are elected by universal adult suffrage every five years; the members of the Senate are appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister and the minority party leader, except for a number of independent senators appointed at the presidents sole discretion.
The flavour andfood present in Trinbagonian dishes is one of the rarestin the world. Cuisine influences from various cultures like the East Indians, Africans, Europeans, Middle Easterners and Chinese created a unique palate for locals.
Oil production and refining and the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are the major industries, but government policy has encouraged economic diversification to reduce dependence on imports and on petroleum and LNG production. The large-scale production of liquefied natural gas began in the 1990s. Industrial plants are engaged in the manufacture of chemicals and iron and steel products and in the assembly of consumer durables, including motor vehicles and radio and television receivers. The government started fostering intensive industrial development in several areas in the late 20th century, notably in the central and southern area. Trinidad has chemical and fertilizer plants and a steel mill.
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The island lies 11km (6.8mi) off the northeastern coast of Venezuela and sits on the continental shelf of South America. With an area of 4,768km2 (1,841sqmi), it is also the fifth largest in the West Indies. Though geographically part of the South American continent, from a socio-economic standpoint it is often referred to as the southernmost island in the Caribbean. Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the two major islands of Trinidad and Tobago.
The growing frequency and intensity of hurricanes is of concern to all Caribbean nations. They also play a major advisor role to the divisions in ministries responsible for climate change. The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has produced an implementation plan for 20112021 and carried out work to assess and build capacity in climate change mitigation and resilient development strategies. This work has been supported by the region's specialists, who have produced models for climate change and mitigation processes in Caribbean states.
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In 1995 the prime minister called an early general election. The result was a tie between the PNM and the main opposition party, the United National Congress (UNC), which was supported chiefly by Indo-Trinidadians; the two Tobago seats went to the NAR, led by Robinson. The latter gave his support to the UNC, whose leader, Basdeo Panday, thus became prime minister. The PNM government of 199195 continued most of the economic and social policies inaugurated by its NAR predecessors. After leaving office, Panday was charged in 2002 with having failed to declare assets to the parliamentary Integrity Commission. Panday was the first Indo-Trinidadian prime minister, and his government was the first in Trinidad and Tobago to be controlled by a party whose electoral base was the Indo-Trinidadian population.
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Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley speaks with Ben van Beurden, chief executive officer of Royal Dutch Shell. At centre is De La Rey Venter, executive vice president of Shells Integrated Gas Venture Business.
Of total telecommunications and broadcasting revenues, mobile voice services accounted for the majority of revenues with TT$2.20billion (39.2 percent). Trinidad and Tobago has a well developed communications sector. The next highest revenue earners for the industry were Fixed Voice services and Pay TV services whose contributions totalled TT$0.76billion and TT$0.70billion respectively (13.4 percent and 12.4 percent). The telecommunications and broadcasting sectors generated an estimated TT$5.63billion (US$0.88billion) in 2014, which as a percentage of GDP equates to 3.1 percent. Free-to Air radio and television services contributed TT$0.18billion and TT$0.13billion respectively (3.2 percent and 2.4 percent). This was followed by Internet services which contributed TT$1.18billion or 21.1 percent. This represented a 1.9 percent increase in total revenues generated by this industry compared to last year. International voice services was next in line, generating TT$0.27billion (4.7 percent) in revenues.
Leon Long peddles the high-rider bicycle from the top while Jahzeel Joseph steers the machine from the back, as the duo ride along the Western Main Road, Carenage.
Traditionally important agricultural export commodities included sugar, cocoa, and coffee; however, the sugar sector experienced a steep decline in the early 21st century when estate-based production of sugar was ended with the closure of the state-owned sugar-producing company. In Tobago agriculture declined markedly after a disastrous hurricane in 1963. Indo-Trinidadians dominate food production and comprised the majority of sugar workers. The contribution of agriculture and fishing to the economy is negligible. Other agricultural products include coconuts, citrus fruits, rice, poultry, and vegetables.
A parked 40-barrel sludge tanker exploded in the oilfields of Penal on Tuesday, killing lorryman Phillip Ramlochan and critically wounding the driver Drigpaul Sookoo.
The Caroni Swamp, a bird sanctuary, is frequented by flocks of white flamingos and egrets as well as populations of scarlet ibisa national bird. Despite its protected status, the sanctuarys bird population, including that of the scarlet ibis, has declined markedly since the 1970s, the result of illegal hunting and of pollution. There are many endangered leatherback sea turtle nesting sites on the islands, the most notable of which is perhaps Matura Beach, on Trinidad. The greater bird of paradise was introduced to the island of Little Tobago, a bird sanctuary, but had disappeared by the early 21st century. The Nariva Swamp, which has a varied bird and mammal population including the manatee, has similarly come under threat despite its protected status, especially from illegal rice farms.