The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a country located at the southern tip of the Caribbean.
It borders the countries of
Venezuela. It was the first Caribbean country to host the
Summit of the Americas.
It shares maritime boundaries with other nations including
Barbados to the northeast,
Guyana to the southeast, and
Venezuela to the south and west.
A treaty between the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Republic of Venezuela on the delimitation of marine and submarine areas, 18 April 1990.
The country covers an area of 5,128 square kilometres (1,980 sq mi) and consists of two eponymous main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and
numerous smaller landforms. Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the main islands; Tobago is much smaller, comprising about 6% of the total area and 4% of the entire population which is estimated at 1.3 million (2005). The nation lies outside the
Small first played cricket in Trinidad for a club of low social status. After establishing himself in the Trinidad team, he soon made a name for himself as a batsman and was one of the few black batsmen in the West Indies team at the time. For Trinidad, he was one of the cricketers instrumental in breaking the dominance of the
Barbados cricket team in the
Inter-Colonial Tournament. He first played for West Indies in 1912–13 and, after the First World War, was chosen to tour England twice. He was moderately successful on the 1923 tour, but was less effective in 1928. Small played in the
middle of the batting order; he bowled either
off breaks. He died in 1958. (Full article...)
Callaloo (sometimes kallaloo, calaloo, calalloo, or callalloo) is a popular
Caribbean vegetable dish. There are many variants across the Caribbean, depending on the availability of local vegetables. The main ingredient is an indigenous
leaf vegetable, traditionally either
amaranth (known by many local names including callaloo),
taro leaves (known by many local names, including dasheeen bush, callaloo bush, callaloo, or bush) or Xanthosoma leaves (known by many names, including coco & tannia). Since the leaf
vegetable used in some regions may be locally called "callaloo" or "callaloo bush" "dasheen Leaves", some confusion can arise among the vegetables and with the dish itself. This, as is the case with many other Caribbean dishes, is a remnant of West African cuisine.
Trinbagonians, Grenadians and
Dominicans primarily use taro/dasheen bush for callaloo, although
Dominicans also use