Historically a sugar-cane growing area, Couva was developed around the railway line that was constructed to take cut sugar-cane from the community to the refinery mills.
Steelbands: The following is a listing of the steelbands that functioned in Couva, broken down by type: traditional (pans supported around the neck); and conventional (pans supported mechanically).
|STEELBAND||TYPE||LOCATION IN 2002||HISTORY|
Couva is the birthplace of Inshan Ali who went on to represent the West Indies in Test Cricket. Major sporting events are held at the Ato Boldon Stadium located on Rivulet Road.
|Balmain Presbyterian School||Presbyterian|
|Couva Anglican School||Primary||Anglican|
|Couva Government Secondary School||Secondary||Non-Denominational|
|Couva Junior Secondary School||Secondary||Balisier Street||Non-Denominational|
|Couva Presbyterian School||Primary||Presbyterian|
|Couva South Government School||Primary||Non-Denominational|
|Exchange RC School||Primary||Main Road||Roman Catholic||534 Pupils in 2002|
|Holy Faith Convent||Secondary||Southern Main Road||Roman Catholic||Founded in 1951.|
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