Central Communities

Couva

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.

Entertainment

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
Joylanders Conventional Railway Road  

Sports

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.

Academic Institutions

SCHOOL LEVEL ADDRESS RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION HISTORY
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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