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March 20th 2017

Today the world celebrates World Happiness Day, and the UN has revealed the list of Happiest countries.

Norway has topped all other nations as the happiest place on earth to live, and the Norwegians certainly have something to smile about.   

Renowned for its good public services and political stability, Norway has risen in the ranks to surpass Denmark and claim first place in this year's World Happiness Report.

The World Happiness Report 2017 ranked countries on seven main factors which support happiness such as caring, freedom, generosity, good governance, honesty, health and income.

Norway rose to the top of the rankings despite declines in oil prices, demonstrating what countries do with their money is what really matters, and not just focussing on the increase in finances.

Denmark dropped to second place this year, followed by Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada.

And where did Trinidad & Tobago rank in this year’s report? 


Well, it seems Trinidad & Tobago is still the happiest country in the Caribbean.


According to the report, TNT ranked number ranked number 38 overall in a list of 155 countries beating most other Caribbean nations.


The UN has credited the Prime Minister of Bhutan for shining a light on happiness by being the first to propose a World Happiness Day to the United Nations in 2011 and launched an international focus on happiness.


Since 2012, many governments and governmental organizations have made well-being or happiness a priority.


And, here are Isaac 98.1fm we are also celebrating World Happiness Day, with features highlighting your views and what you, are going to do to make someone happy today!

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