North-West Communities

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is situated north of San Juan and includes the following communities: Bourg Mulatresse; Cantaro Village; Capriata Vilage; and La Pastora. Santa Cruz is the home of the La Pastora Propagating Station where cocoa seedlings are cultivated by the Trinidad & Tobago Department of Agriculture for distribution to farmers.

Entertainment

Calypso: Santa Cruz is the birthplace of calypsonian Sugar Aloes.

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

STEELBAND TYPE LOCATION IN 2002 HISTORY
Pan Jammers Traditional Sam Boucaud Road, Cantaro Village  
Magic Stars Conventional Pequette Street, Bourg Mulatresse  

Sports

Cricket: Cricketers born in Santa Cruz who went on to represent the West Indies in Test Cricket were Brian Lara, Jeffrey Stollmeyer, and Victor Stollmeyer.

Academic Institutions

SCHOOL LEVEL ADDRESS RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION HISTORY
Bourg Mulatresse RC School Primary Saddle Road, Bourg Mulatresse Roman Catholic 291 Pupils in 2002
La Pastora Primary School Primary La Pastora Road    
Santa Cruz RC School Primary Cantaro Village Roman Catholic 539 Pupils in 2002

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