Caribbean accents

Trini accent - It depends on the person and which part of the country they are from they can sound different depending on if they are speaking in the dialect or standard English.

Trini accent - one of the biggest mish mash of all the West Indies

I would say the influences are

Welsh, London, India (Bihar and Uttar Pradesh), Nigerian (Yoruba),Grenadian and French.

And lately because of pop culture, jamaicanism and American stuff is coming into play.
 
Jamaican accent/patois

Less influences than trini

London British, Irish and African (not sure which specific region of Africa is the most influential on their sound)
 
St Lucia - French, British and West African.

Grenada - French, British and West African, some reverse Trini influence

Tobago - French, British and heavy West African, obvious Trini influence especially in the south west or tourist belt.

Dominica - French, British and West African
 

Lappo

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are you sure about st lucia? i thought this is a lucian accent...

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and his wife sounds trini

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Georgeflash

Who feels it knows it!
The trini accent has to be heavily influenced by the persistent oral occupation of male gentilia throughout early adulthood.
Equally plausible for male and female.
 
are you sure about st lucia? i thought this is a lucian accent...

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and his wife sounds trini

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True her accent sounds very trini, especially resembling the north/west trini accent or convent/college educated class.

I think the similarities among trini/Tobago/Dominica/Lucia/Greenz and some other lesser Antilles will be due to the French influence which led to less rhoticism in the way they're Pronounce certain words. You may hear the distinctions when they speak in the dialects but not so much when they speak in the standard English.
 

A.K.K.S.

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Belizean accent - Archaic (1700s) Northwest English & Scottish dialects, languages from the Bight of Biafra (West-Central Africa), Miskito (Mískitu), Yucatán Spanish, archaic (1700s) Jamaican Patois and Bermudian dialect, Lowland Mayan languages.

 
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