Who came to Trinidad second?

Who came to Trinidad second?

The PNM, led by Patrick Manning, carried a majority of 21 seats, and the UNC came in second. Manning became the new Prime Minister and Basdeo Panday continued to lead the opposition.

Who were the first Europeans to Trinidad?

Trinidad and Tobago was “discovered” in 1498, when the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus landed on our shores.

When did the first slaves arrive in Trinidad?

In 1606, four hundred and seventy (470) enslaved Africans were brought to Trinidad by Dutch slaver Isaac Duverne. This was the first recorded instance of enslaved Africans being brought to the island.

Who settled Trinidad?

Christopher Columbus landed on Trinidad, which he named for the Holy Trinity, in 1498 and found a land quietly inhabited by the Arawak and Carib Indians.

Who settled Trinidad and Tobago?

It was colonized by the Spanish in 1592. It continued under Spanish rule until 1797, when it was captured by the British. Trinidad was formally ceded to the United Kingdom in 1802.

Who were the earliest European settlers of Tobago?

Tobago’s Historical Timeline (1642) The first sustained European settlement is made by the Courlanders (modern-day Latvia), occupying for 12 years until the Dutch settle in another part of the island.

When did Indians settle in Trinidad?

1845
Indians first arrived in Trinidad and Tobago as indentured laborers from 1845 till 1917 and some Indians later came as entrepreneurs beginning in the mid-20th century and continuing till present day.

When did Indians first arrive in Trinidad?

May 1845
Indian Arrival Day, celebrated on 30th May, commemorates the arrival of the first Indian Indentured labourers from India to Trinidad, in May 1845, on the ship Fatel Razack.

Why is Trinidad called Trinidad?

What was Trinidad called before?

Land of the Hummingbird
Name. The original name for the island in the Arawaks’ language was Iëre which meant “Land of the Hummingbird”. Christopher Columbus renamed it La Isla de la Trinidad (‘The Island of the Trinity’), fulfilling a vow he had made before setting out on his third voyage. This has since been shortened to Trinidad.

When was Trinidad colonized?

1498
Columbus discovered Trinidad and Tobago on his third voyage in 1498. Trinidad was inhabited by the Arawak Indians, who were killed by early European settlers. It was colonized by the Spanish in 1592. It continued under Spanish rule until 1797, when it was captured by the British.

Who are the first settlers of Trinidad and Tobago?

The earliest settlers, termed Archaic or Ortoiroid, are believed to have settled Trinidad and Tobago from northeastern South America around 4000 BCE.

When did the Chinese first come to Trinidad?

In 1797, Trinidad was captured by the British and the ongoing slave trade brought many Africans to work on the island’s plantations. On October 12, 1806, the first organized settlement of Chinese in the Americas occurred when 192 Chinese immigrants were brought to Trinidad on the ship Fortitude.

Why did the Cedula want to settle in Trinidad?

The Cedula invited “everyone of all conditions and trades to take lands of up to 3,000 acres free of charge” and settle in Trinidad. In 1797, Trinidad was captured by the British and the ongoing slave trade brought many Africans to work on the island’s plantations.

When did Trinidad and Tobago become a British colony?

By 1797, when Britain seized the island from Spain, Trinidad had begun its development as a plantation economy and a slave society. Trinidad was formally ceded to Britain in 1802.