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

Trinidad and Tobago, officially the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is a twin island country that is the southernmost nation of the West Indies in the Caribbean. It is situated 130 kilometers south of Grenada off the northern edge of the South American mainland, 11 kilometers off the coast of northeastern Venezuela. It shares maritime boundaries with Barbados to the northeast, Grenada to the northwest, Guyana to the southeast and Venezuela to the south and west.

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
2019: 7.7, Rank: 60, Personal Freedom: 8.01, Economic Freedom: 7.27
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.

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Trinidad and Tobago" as of 1 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.