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Old 08-15-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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For some reason I'm think Kenya. They have racial tension between Indo-Kenyans and native Kenyans that are similar to the tension between Indo-Trinis and Afro-Trinis. Port of Spain remembers you of Nairobi in ways.

What you think?
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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Not really. Trinidad & Tobago has a different ethnic mixture than Kenya. In T&T, the Indian and African populations are almost equal, with the former having a slight majority. Mixed people & other groups make up the rest. Kenya is 99% indigenous African. Other peoples form only 1%.

The islands of Mauritius and Seychelles off the eastern coast of Africa seem far more similar than anywhere else.

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:00 AM
 
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LOL this is funny NO country in Africa is similar to TnT.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:38 AM
 
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I would say Mauritius since they:
- Both share a similar quality of life being among one of the better-off in their regions.
- Both have similar geographies (both being tropical islands).
- Both nations have most of their population made up of Blacks and Indians.
- Both of these countries are in the British Commonwealth.
- Both of their largest cities are their capitols.

The geography and layout of the main city "Port Louis" is STRIKINGLY similar to Port of Spain:

http://www.aboutmauritius.co.uk/portlouis.jpg

Port of Spain, Trinidad:

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4127/5...5b2bc202_b.jpg

Look how similar their quality of life level is. They are both relatively close to each other in the UN's "High Development" category of the Human Development Index:
- Trinidad&Tobago is ranked #62
- Mauritius is ranked #77
Indices & Data | Human Development Reports (HDR) | United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
(On another note, it's nice to see Barbados is now officially a developed country at #47)

So yeah, there are striking similarities.

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Old 08-22-2013, 03:00 PM
 
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For some reason I'm think Kenya. They have racial tension between Indo-Kenyans and native Kenyans that are similar to the tension between Indo-Trinis and Afro-Trinis. Port of Spain remembers you of Nairobi in ways.

What you think?
Kenya is in East Africa. Most people in the African diaspora especially in the western hemisphere have their African origins from West Africa and Central Africa.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:02 AM
 
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LOL this is funny NO country in Africa is similar to TnT.
Thank you. IKR? Lol. I was saying the same thing.
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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What about Uganda?
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:16 PM
 
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This is ridiculous. I agree with the user who said Mauritius, that is the closest T&T will ever compare with a African nation.

Comparing Uganda/Kenya to Trinidad is just ridiculous. Kenya/Uganda are on a COMPLETELY different levels of development than Trinidad. Not that Trinidad is perfect, but it a reasonably developed nation with a reasonably high quality of life. Uganda/Kenya are have major problems with poverty with a large portion of population in slums. Trinidad doesn't have any actual slums.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:47 PM
 
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This Trinidad doesn't have any actual slums.
I suspect that the people who live in Laventille and elsewhere might debate this with you.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:55 PM
 
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I suspect that the people who live in Laventille and elsewhere might debate this with you.
My thoughts exactly! Laventille is a war zone! "Everyting mad and crazy" as they may say.
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