By Michael Anthony
The small Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago were handled as a unmarried political entity for only 100 years. A union of 2 separate colonies all started through nice Britain and Spain, each one island has a considerably varied ethnic make-up reflecting precise traces of improvement. Tobago used to be first claimed via the English within the sixteenth century. Overwhelmingly African, its few eu impacts are nearly solely English and Protestant. Economically, it's been a plantation colony for many of its recorded heritage, yet in recent times has incorporated tourism as a part of its fiscal constitution. by contrast, Trinidad is an exceptional instance of a racial and cultural kaleidoscope, with a significantly diverse fiscal base made of agricultural, extractive, production, vacationer, and fiscal industries. Annexed via the British two hundred years in the past, this one time Spanish colony used to be strongly prompted by means of French creole tradition and has develop into additional varied through immigrants from British India, China, Italy, Lebanon, and the West Indies. Compiled by means of Michael Anthony, well known Trinidadian author, the old Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago brings jointly in a single quantity whole and easy-to-find details in this small yet interesting Caribbean nation. Its concise dictionary entries describe the real humans, areas, occasions, and associations of the country in addition to its society, tradition, and financial system. the excellent bibliography presents students with an incredible source for extra details at the islands. contains maps and a chronology.
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In 1926, he graduated as Bachelor of Science, and in 1929, he emerged with first-class honors as Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. Later, he was awarded a Traveling Fellowship from the National University of Ireland to travel in Continental Europe. Just previous to this, he had been to London Page 15 University. Because of his brilliant work there as a surgeon he was awarded the McArdle Medal in Surgery. Dr. Amoroso went to Berlin where, at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Cell Research, he took as his specific field the study of cancer.
Because of similar unrest throughout the British Caribbean, and mounting criticism of the apprenticeship scheme, in May 1838, the legislatures of St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada, and Barbados decided to cut the apprenticeship term by two years and so free the "apprentices" on August 1, 1838. In Trinidad the Governor, Sir George Fitzgerald *Hill, said that he could follow no such course, because Trinidad was a Crown Colony and that he had to take instructions directly from London. However, matters became so acute that on July 25, 1838with just one week to go before the crucial date, August 1the Council of Government met in emergency session.
Establishment of the *Trinidad Workingmen's Association, regarded as the first *labor organization. 1898 Railway reaches Tabaquite. 1899 Tobago becomes a *ward of Trinidad. Borough Council of Port-of-Spain abolished from January 1. 1903 *Water riots in Port-of-Spain: *Red House destroyed. 1909 First *petroleum company, *Trinidad Oilfields Limited, registered. *Birds of paradise 'released on Little Tobago. 1911 Trinidad's first *cinema, the London Electric Theatre, opens in Port-of-Spain. 1913 First airplane flight in Trinidad; pilot crashes to his death.
Historical dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago by Michael Anthony