North-West Communities

Downtown Port-of-Spain

The main terminal for Trinidad's only rail line was located on South Quay. The rail sytem connected Port of Spain with San Fernando. However, it ceased operating in 1965 and its pathway was converted to a high occupance bus and mini-bus route. For a look at the rail sytem Click here.

Entertainment

Cinemas: Globe was located at the corner of Park and St. Vincent Streets. Prior to the opening of Queen's Hall, it was the place where Steelband Music Festival preliminaries were held, and also where foreign entertainers, such as American singer Sam Cooke, performed. Embassy was located on St. Vincent Street, and Cameo was located on Tragerete Road.

Steelbands: The following is a listing of the steelbands that functioned in downtown Port-of-Spain, broken down by type: traditional (pans supported around the neck); and conventional (pans supported mechanically).

STEELBAND TYPE LOCATION IN 2002 HISTORY
Blue Diamonds Conventional George Street  
Crazy Golden Eagles Traditional George Street  
Flabej Conventional Abercromby Street  
Is We Traditional Nelson Street  
Pandigenous Conventional SWWTU Headquarters on Wrightson Road  
T&T Police Service Ensemble Conventional Central Police Station on Wrightson Road  
Trinidad All Stars Conventional 46 Duke Street Click here for details.

Mas(querade) Bands: Mas' bands that functioned downtown Port-of-Spain included:

MAS' BAND LOCATION IN 2002 HISTORY
Rampage Charlotte Street  
Trinidad All Stars 46 Duke Street  

Academic Institutions

SCHOOL LEVEL ADDRESS RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION HISTORY
Announcer's Training Centre School of Broadcasting Post-Secondary 55 Frederick Street    
Anjuman Sunnat-Ul-Jamat Association Boys' College Secondary Park Street Muslim  
Bethlehem Boys' RC School Primary 1A Besson Street Roman Catholic 291 Pupils in 2002
Bethlehem Girls' RC School Primary 1A Besson Street Roman Catholic 301 Pupils in 2002
Caribbean Mission Bible School   60 South Quay    
Edu Tech   37 Frederick Street    
Nelson Street Boys' RC School Primary 1 Nelson Street Roman Catholic 491 Pupils in 2002
Nelson Street Girls' RC School Primary 1 Nelson Street Roman Catholic 556 Pupils in 2002
Richmond Street Boys' EC School Primary 29 Richmond Street Anglican  
Rosary Boys' RC School Primary Park Street Roman Catholic 430 Pupils in 2002
Sacred Heart Boys' RC School Primary 22 Richmond Street Roman Catholic 417 Pupils in 2002
Sacred Heart Girls' RC School Primary St. Vincent Street Roman Catholic 985 Pupils in 2002.
St. Catherine's Private School   22 Pembroke Street    
Trinzuela Secretarial & Technical College Post-Secondary Independence Square Non-Denominational  

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