Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Trinidad and Tobago


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First colonized by the Spanish, the islands came under British control in the early 19th century. The islands' sugar industry was hurt by the emancipation of the slaves in 1834. Manpower was replaced with the importation of contract laborers from India between 1845 and 1917, which boosted sugar production as well as the cocoa industry. The discovery of oil on Trinidad in 1910 added another important export. Independence was attained in 1962. The country is one of the most prosperous in the Caribbean thanks largely to petroleum and natural gas production and processing. Tourism, mostly in Tobago, is targeted for expansion and is growing. The government is coping with a rise in violent crime. (from the CIA)
 
 

 

Economic Overview

Trinidad and tobago has earned a reputation as an excellent investment site for international businesses and has one of the highest growth rates and per capita incomes in latin america. recent growth has been fueled by investments in liquefied natural gas (lng), petrochemicals, and steel. additional petrochemical, aluminum, and plastics projects are in various stages of planning. trinidad and tobago is the leading caribbean producer of oil and gas, and its economy is heavily dependent upon these resources but it also supplies manufactured goods, notably food and beverages, as well as cement to the caribbean region. oil and gas account for about 40% of gdp and 80% of exports, but only 5% of employment. the country is also a regional financial center, and tourism is a growing sector, although it is not proportionately as important as in many other caribbean islands. the economy benefits from a growing trade surplus. economic growth reached 12.6% in 2006 and 5.5% in 2007 as prices for oil, petrochemicals, and lng remained high, and as foreign direct investment continued to grow to support expanded capacity in the energy sector.

Environmental Issues

Water pollution from agricultural chemicals, industrial wastes, and raw sewage; oil pollution of beaches; deforestation; soil erosion

Government Type

Parliamentary democracy

Population

1,047,366 (july 2008 est.)

Location

Caribbean, islands between the caribbean sea and the north atlantic ocean, northeast of venezuela

Area

Total: 5,128 sq km land: 5,128 sq km water: 0 sq km

Slightly smaller than delaware

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: republic of trinidad and tobago conventional short form: trinidad and tobago

Capital

Name: port-of-spain geographic coordinates: 10 39 n, 61 31 w time difference: utc-4 (1 hour ahead of washington, dc during standard time)

Military Service

18 years of age for voluntary military service (16 years of age with parental consent); no conscription (2008)

International Disputes

In april 2006, the permanent court of arbitration issued a decision that delimited a maritime boundary with trinidad and tobago and compelled barbados to enter a fishing agreement that limited barbadian fishermen's catches of flying fish in trinidad and tobago's exclusive economic zone; in 2005, barbados and trinidad and tobago agreed to compulsory international arbitration under unclos challenging whether the northern limit of trinidad and tobago's and venezuela's maritime boundary extends into barbadian waters; guyana has also expressed its intention to include itself in the arbitration as the trinidad and tobago-venezuela maritime boundary may extend into its waters as well

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

24 Trinidad and Tobago Jobs Found


K919-ESG-Tech Prof-Coiled Tubing, Assoc Under direct supervision trains and becomes familiar with well site services and activities. This role assi...
Halliburton - San Fernando - posted 8 days ago
K918-ESG-Technical Prof. - Coiled Tubing Under broad direction, provides Coiled Tubing job design, well support, and post job analysis to NWA/Count...
Halliburton - San Fernando - posted 8 days ago
K917-ESG-Tech Prof-Coiled Tubing, Sr Under broad direction, provides Coiled Tubing job design, well support, and post job analysis to customers in ...
Halliburton - San Fernando - posted 8 days ago
PC02-ESG-Operator Asst II-Coiled Tubing Under strict supervision, delivers PSL equipment to wellsite. Learns basic operations to include but not li...
Halliburton - San Fernando - posted 8 days ago
PC04-ESG-Svc Operator II-Coiled Tubing Under direct supervision, promotes excellent customer relations at the worksite. Performs necessary calculat...
Halliburton - San Fernando - posted 8 days ago
PC10-ESG-Svc Supv III-Coiled Tubing Under general supervision, promotes excellent customer relations at the worksite. Plans and performs necessary ...
Halliburton - San Fernando - posted 8 days ago
Under general supervision, repairs and performs maintenance on conventional tools, down-hole tools and other equipment used in the application for ...
Halliburton - San Fernando - posted 17 days ago
Reports to and receives assignments, instructions, and direction from the Foreman or General Foreman. Reads and interprets instructions and documen...
Halliburton - San Fernando - posted 19 days ago
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Halliburton - San Fernando - posted 21 days ago
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