One of the few luxury islands on the planet, The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is located in the Southernmost part of the Caribbean.
It was an island inhabited for centuries by native Amerindian people before the coming of the Spanish Empire. Consisting of smaller islands, it is situated south of Grenada, off the coast of Northeastern Venezuela and shares maritime boundaries with Barbados, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadine and finally Guyana to the Southeast.
With a population of 1, 395, 714 people based on the latest estimates, the island has the third-highest GDP per capita based on purchasing power in the Americas after the United States and Canada.
Trinidad and Tobago is well known for its unique history, language, sports, music, as well as, its mixture of African, Spanish and Indian cultures and most notably its carnivals.
As the Caribbean nation commemorates its independence, here are 6 famous people from Trinidad and Tobago who have made a positive global impact: