Islands in the southwest West Indies, ruled since 1962 by the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago


Trinidad and Tobago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Trinidad and Tobago, officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean, lying just off the coast of northeastern Venezuela and south of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles. It shares maritime boundaries with other nations including Barbados to the northeast, Guyana to the southeast, and Venezuela to the south and west. The country covers an area 5,128 square kilometres and consists of two main islands, Trinidad and Tobago, and numerous smaller landforms. Trinidad is the larger and more populous of the main islands, comprising about 94% of the total area and 96% of the total population of the country. The nation lies outside the hurricane belt. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.82, Rank: 79, Personal Freedom: 6.87, Economic Freedom: 6.77, Democracy Index: 6.68
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.77, Rank: 95
Trinidad and Tobago | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 81, Political Rights: 2, Civil Liberties: 2
"General elections held in September 2015 led to the defeat of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar's People's Partnership (PP) coalition government by the People's National Movement (PNM), led by Keith Rowley. In the lead-up to the vote, several incidents shook the political landscape. In May, a parliamentary majority suspended Rowley from the legislature due to his role in the so-called 'emailgate' scandal, in which alleged government emails shared by Rowley connected several officials to abuse of office and other crimes."