People are always asking about Trinidad's French Creole with the desire to learn about the language. I recently found some information that could be helpful in that regard. The site link is listed after the link following this paragraph from the website:
"Trinidad is the larger of the two islands which make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Originally inhabited by Amerindians, chiefly Tainos, it was visited by Christopher Columbus on his third voyage in 1498 and colonized by Spain in the course of the following century. It remained a Spanish possession until 1797, when it was captured by a British expeditionary force under Sir Ralph Abercrombie, and was officially ceded to the British crown by the Treaty of Amiens in 1802. It remained a British colony until it became independent in 1962. Trinidad has hence never been French. Why then is a French-lexifier Creole among the languages spoken in the island?"