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Unformatted text preview: that oil and gas deposits are around has helped the economy. Not to mention the tourism , especially on the island of Tobago. This is also where the limbo dance originated (not from Hawaii, as it’s commonly believed). Trinidad and Tobago shares a general Anglophone Caribbean culture with Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados, and other former British colonies in the area. However, it can probably be stated that the nation it shares the strongest cultural ties with is Guyana. Trinidad is where Chutney Music was invented, and it is extremely popular in both countries and among the diaspora from both countries. Similarly, Trinidad is where the Calypso and Soca music styles originated. Perhaps the most famous writer of the country is Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, also known as V. S. Naipaul, who writes books about colonialism (and who is also known for his Flame Bait comments). The Trinidadian/Tobagonian flag...
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- Winter '09
- Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago, V. S. Naipaul, cultural ties, nice little country, Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul