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trinidad-mount st benedictNews Americas, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Fri. Aug. 29, 2014: Can you guess where this is?

It’s Mount Saint Benedict in Trinidad.  This is the most historic Benedictine monastery in the entire Caribbean and is 102 years old. It is easily visible from the Eastern Main Road, the Mount Saint Benedict is situated within St. Augustine, close to Arima and is actually part of the Northern Range. Afternoon tea is always a popular attraction at the monastery, featuring freshly baked bread and cakes. It is open daily for visitors and admission is free.

By the way, Trinidad & Tobago will celebrate its 52nd anniversary of independence from Britain on August 31, 2014. Happy Birthday T&T. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday congratulated the people and government of T&T stating: “Today our two nations cooperate not only on security issues, but also on clean energy, controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and exchanges in science and art. We are committed to strengthening the bonds of friendship as we celebrate our shared values of democracy and diversity.”

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