In addition, it would pose extra burden on the state exchequer with heavy and recurring spending on frequent elections. Experience has shown that countries lacking in political stability are prone to invite military interference in the administration resulting in frequent coups, internal conflicts and rebellions. 2 Pakistan is the best example for this. Frequent political instability of a country would devaluate the country’s credentials in the eyes of neighbors making it vulnerable to the pulls and pressures of big powers. Moreover, such countries would lose their bargaining power during economic negotiations at the international level. Tobago mercifully presents a picture of ‘unity in diversity’.
During the 1990s, social awareness on the issues of harmony and coexistence had grown into wider proportions among various sections of Trinidad and Tobago people. As a country hosting residence to people of several races and groups, this nation has transformed itself into a symbol of co- existence and peaceful living. As per the information provided in the Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 3 Trinidad and Tobago is a multi cultural, multi religious, and multi ethnic nation.
Hindus and Roman Catholics form majority of the population and the Anglicans, Muslims, Presbyterians and Methodist are among the smaller faiths. Its cultural and ethnic diversity has provided richness to its social beauty and fabric. That the country’s population, in spite of its religious and ethnic diversity, celebrates every year the Prime Minister’s Best Village Competition 4 involving the events of folk music, dancing, and other folk skills stands a tall witness for the unity and social harmony of Trinidad and Tobago. The celebrations of Ramleela, followed by Diwali (Festival of lights) in October / November every year are rich tributes to the concept of ‘unity in diversity’ of this tiny nation.
The country celebrates late July or early August every year in full glory another important cultural event widely known as the Tobago Heritage Festival. Like in every other developing society, the society of Trinidad and Tobago has also become vulnerable for crimes. Again, like in any other country, women and children have become the general and frequent targets of criminals. Government has no doubt been acting against criminals but in spite of several measures taken by the
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