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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Postcard from Trinidad & Tobago,West Indies.



On July 31, 1498, Christopher Columbus, already on his third expedition, alighted on the coasts of Trinidad whichwas populated by the Igneri, a part of Arawak Indian peoples, who are peace-loving cultivators of land .
The isle of Tobago, initially occupied by the Caribs who were gatherers and quite a fierce tribe. was sighted in 1498 likewise by Columbus.Trinidad and Tobago formally became an independent state and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, on Aug. 31, 1962.In September 1976, then Prime Minister Williams produced a new constitution giving birth to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.Rastrapathi Bhavan  Post Offis.New Delhi.India.
The culture of Trinidad and Tobago reflects to a large extent the influences of many of its early settlers, including Africans, Indians, Amerindians, Chinese, British and French, and to a lesser extent the Spaniards and Portuguese.
Received my first ever card from Trinidad & Tobago affixing many stamps.Thank you Taramathi Sarah for the nice card.
2001 Stamp-150th Anniversary of Libraries in Trinidad and Tobago.
2012 Stamps-Local Herbal Medicine


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