• Christopher  Columbus came to Trinidad

  • 1498

  • 1630

  • Dutch planted sugar cane

  • French capture Tobago transforming it into a sugar producing colony

  • 1781

  • 1834

  • Slavery abolished

  • Emancipation of slaves

  • 1838

  • 1845-1917

  • East Indian Indentures came 
  • Tate and Lyle played a leading role in the sugar industry
  • 1937

  • 1975

  • Tate and Lyle sold their holdings to the government
  • Caroni closed
  • 2003

Our Sugar Cane History