The national context: Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago is a dual-island country in the south of the Caribbean, with a population of approximately 1.37 million people. Classified by the World Bank as a high-income country, Trinidad and Tobago relies heavily on its energy sector for its economic activity thanks to its large reserves of oil and gas. The age expectancy is 70.67 years and 99% of the population is estimated to be literate. Although English is the country's official language, Trinidadian Creole English and Tobagonian Creole English are most widely spoken.