South Trinidad is in many ways the backbone of Trinidad. The oil which has (literally) fuelled Trinidad and Tobago’s rise as the most developed country in the Caribbean, comes from here; and the fight for workers’ rights began here back in the 1930s. The “black power” movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, also had its origins in the south. Although the pace of life is hectic in some parts, the south generally cannot compete with the hustle and bustle of the north. Southerners are laid back, and everything from the landscape to the way businesses operate reflects that.