Chaguanas

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main sporting

The main sporting venue in Chaguanas is the Central Regional Indoor Sport Arena Hall at Saith Park. Smaller recreation grounds (e.g. Woodforde Lodge, Avinash Samaroo ground) and cricket (Cricket (sport)) pitches (Pierre Road) are scattered throughout the borough, but no larger sporting venues are located within the town. The town leverages the infrastructure from other towns such as Couva's Ato Boldon stadium or Sevilla golf course. Utilities Electric generation is handled by Powergen, while electrical distribution is handled by the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC). Chaguanas does not contain its own power generation facilities. Water and sewerage are under the purview of the Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (WASA). The town is served by all major telecommunication (including cable, satellite) companies, e.g. TSTT, Columbus Communications, DirectTV, and Greendot. Sister cities Chaguanas is a sister city with some of the following cities: * '''Damion Barry''' (born March 3, 1982 in Chaguanas) is a sprinter (sprint (race)) from Trinidad and Tobago who specializes in the 400 metres. The Central region consists of the central and North East part of the island of Trinidad, which comprises the regional corporations of Tunapuna-Piarco (Tunapuna-Piarco Regional Corporation), Sangre Grande (Sangre Grande Regional Corporation) as well as the Boroughs of Chaguanas and Arima.


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commercial development

and Ruby Tuesday (Ruby Tuesday (restaurant)) restaurants, a food court, SuperPharm, as well as many other retail outlets. MovieTowne is situated nearby the Price Plaza and continuing further expansion. Adjoining to the Movietowne complex are other restaurants and bars, e.g. Woodforde Cafe, Wild Olive Restaurant, and Hollywood Grill. A new shopping complex is planned to be built in 2013-15 in the Brentwood planned housing and commercial development. ABEL or Alstons Building Enterprises Limited is a member of the ANSA McAl Group of Companies and is situated in Longdenville. It is the largest manufacturer of clay building blocks and Metpro steel and aluminium windows and doors and Astralite and Spectra uPVC windows and doors in the English-speaking Caribbean. Chaguanas has also developed into a financial centre. The Unit Trust Corporation (UTC), First Citizens Bank (FCB), Sagicor, Republic Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (Republic Bank), Scotiabank, RBTT, and the Bank of Baroda all have major corporate offices in Chaguanas. The dissolution of the state-owned sugar company, Caroni (1975) Limited, had a profound effect on Chaguanas, since this company was a major employer. Demographics Chaguanas has grown rapidly from a small village to the largest town in Trinidad and Tobago. Chaguanas has historically been considered an Indo-Trinidadian town through its original villages (such as Edinburgh village, Felicity, Charlieville, Chandernagore, Chase Village, St. Thomas, Montrose, Endeavour, and Cunupia), but as it has grown it has become more multi-racial. Enterprise and Longdenville are a historically Afro-Trinidadian villages which has been absorbed into the growing town of Chaguanas. Also, Edinburgh 500 and other associated residential governmental housing developments are also largely Afro-Trinidadian. Culture and entertainment Scenery attractions The Lion House, birthplace of Nobel Prize–winning author V.S. Naipaul is located in Chaguanas. This is generally assumed to be the model for Hanuman House in Naipaul's ''A House for Mr Biswas'', with Chaguanas as the model for Aruacas. The Caroni Swamp, the largest mangrove wetland in Trinidad and Tobago, is located just north and west of the town. The swamp is a popular tourist attraction and roosting ground for the Scarlet Ibis, national bird of Trinidad and Tobago. The Divali Nagar site, located in northern Chaguanas, is a major attraction in the period just before Diwali. The village of Felicity, on the western end of Chaguanas, is famous for its elaborate Diwali celebrations. Media The Trinidad Publishing Company (TTSE: TPCL), the country’s oldest and most established publisher of the Trinidad Guardian newspaper, constructed its printing facility for the Newspaper division of Trinidad Publishing Company Limited, of the ANSA McAL Group’s Media Sector, in the vicinity of Chaguanas flyover. HCU Communications Limited (now defunct) is based in Chaguanas. It operates a radio station (Bollywood Masala 101.1 FM), and launched a television station (WIN TV (WIN TV (Trinidad and Tobago))) in early 2007. As HCU Publications, it also publishes three weekly newspapers, ''The Probe'', ''Uhuru'' and ''Bollywood Today''. Entertainment The town includes numerous malls (such as Price Plaza, Movietowne, Mid centre Mall) and associated restaurants and bars. Also, a number of areas in Chaguanas are now quickly developing into entertainment areas, such as Rodney Road, Endeavour with The Rise, Law 5, Double R, and others. Infrastructure Health The Chaguanas District Hospital is located in Montrose Chaguanas (along the Montrose Main Road). Inclusive of the district health facility, a private hospital (Medical Associates) situated in the vicinity of the Chaguanas flyover was opened in 2012. Other small privately run health facilities are located throughout Chaguanas and its environs. The Caroni County Medical Officers of Health (CMOH), of which Chaguanas falls under, is situated on the Southern Main Road in Couva. Education The Borough is host to many prominent primary and secondary schools. Notable primary schools include Montrose Vedic in Downtown Chaguanas, and Montrose Government in Lange Park. The Presentation College, Chaguanas is a Roman Catholic secondary school in Chaguanas and is the brother school of Presentation College, San Fernando. It is regarded as one of the best performing high schools in Trinidad and Tobago throughout its history, and in particular within its recent history being awarded the country's President's medal for best performing student multiple times. The University of the West Indies (UWI) Esmond D Ramesar Open Campus will be constructed along the Narsaloo Ramaya Road in Chaguanas. Transport Chaguanas is an important transportation hub. Buses, taxis and maxi-taxis connect Chaguanas with Port of Spain, San Fernando (San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago), Curepe and Couva, and smaller settlements around central Trinidad. Given the town's original as a village and its generally unplanned rapid growth into the country's largest town (by population), Chaguanas is continuously plagued by traffic problems (Traffic congestion) despite numerous attempts of alternative traffic management schemes. This traffic congestion is now considered as a threat to future growth of the Borough. Sports The main sporting venue in Chaguanas is the Central Regional Indoor Sport Arena Hall at Saith Park. Smaller recreation grounds (e.g. Woodforde Lodge, Avinash Samaroo ground) and cricket (Cricket (sport)) pitches (Pierre Road) are scattered throughout the borough, but no larger sporting venues are located within the town. The town leverages the infrastructure from other towns such as Couva's Ato Boldon stadium or Sevilla golf course. Utilities Electric generation is handled by Powergen, while electrical distribution is handled by the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC). Chaguanas does not contain its own power generation facilities. Water and sewerage are under the purview of the Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (WASA). The town is served by all major telecommunication (including cable, satellite) companies, e.g. TSTT, Columbus Communications, DirectTV, and Greendot. Sister cities Chaguanas is a sister city with some of the following cities: * '''Damion Barry''' (born March 3, 1982 in Chaguanas) is a sprinter (sprint (race)) from Trinidad and Tobago who specializes in the 400 metres. The Central region consists of the central and North East part of the island of Trinidad, which comprises the regional corporations of Tunapuna-Piarco (Tunapuna-Piarco Regional Corporation), Sangre Grande (Sangre Grande Regional Corporation) as well as the Boroughs of Chaguanas and Arima.


world famous

oil refinery and many other petrochemical, LNG, iron and steel and aluminium smelters in places such as Point Lisas, Point Fortin, and La Brea. La Brea is also home to the world famous pitch lake, the chief tourist attraction in the San Fernando area, and has offshore oil and gas platform fabrication facilities, as well as a deep water harbour. thumb Map showing old counties of Trindad (File:Trinidad and tobago.gif) '''Caroni County''' occupies in the west


largest

Corporation footnotes 44px (File:Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg) The '''Borough of Chaguanas''' is the largest borough Table from 2000 Census on Central Statistical Office of Trinidad and Tobago website (83,516 at the 2011 census

Main Road (east of the Chaguanas flyover) continued to develop, primarily through small and medium size businesses, to fulfill the expanding population centres. Retail development expanded with the construction of three malls in the downtown in the 1980s (Centre City, Mid Centre and Ramsaran Plaza, later to become Centre Pointe Mall). Centre City Mall has been significantly renovated and there are future plans to expand further to become the largest mall (shopping mall) in the Caribbean

Limited is a member of the ANSA McAl Group of Companies and is situated in Longdenville. It is the largest manufacturer of clay building blocks and Metpro steel and aluminium windows and doors and Astralite and Spectra uPVC windows and doors in the English-speaking Caribbean. Chaguanas has also developed into a financial centre. The Unit Trust Corporation (UTC), First Citizens Bank (FCB), Sagicor, Republic Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (Republic Bank), Scotiabank, RBTT, and the Bank


performing high

as one of the best performing high schools in Trinidad and Tobago throughout its history, and in particular within its recent history being awarded the country's President's medal for best performing student multiple times. The University of the West Indies (UWI) Esmond D Ramesar Open Campus will be constructed along the Narsaloo Ramaya Road in Chaguanas. Transport Chaguanas is an important transportation hub. Buses, taxis and maxi-taxis connect Chaguanas with Port of Spain, San Fernando (San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago), Curepe and Couva, and smaller settlements around central Trinidad. Given the town's original as a village and its generally unplanned rapid growth into the country's largest town (by population), Chaguanas is continuously plagued by traffic problems (Traffic congestion) despite numerous attempts of alternative traffic management schemes. This traffic congestion is now considered as a threat to future growth of the Borough. Sports The main sporting venue in Chaguanas is the Central Regional Indoor Sport Arena Hall at Saith Park. Smaller recreation grounds (e.g. Woodforde Lodge, Avinash Samaroo ground) and cricket (Cricket (sport)) pitches (Pierre Road) are scattered throughout the borough, but no larger sporting venues are located within the town. The town leverages the infrastructure from other towns such as Couva's Ato Boldon stadium or Sevilla golf course. Utilities Electric generation is handled by Powergen, while electrical distribution is handled by the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC). Chaguanas does not contain its own power generation facilities. Water and sewerage are under the purview of the Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (WASA). The town is served by all major telecommunication (including cable, satellite) companies, e.g. TSTT, Columbus Communications, DirectTV, and Greendot. Sister cities Chaguanas is a sister city with some of the following cities: * '''Damion Barry''' (born March 3, 1982 in Chaguanas) is a sprinter (sprint (race)) from Trinidad and Tobago who specializes in the 400 metres. The Central region consists of the central and North East part of the island of Trinidad, which comprises the regional corporations of Tunapuna-Piarco (Tunapuna-Piarco Regional Corporation), Sangre Grande (Sangre Grande Regional Corporation) as well as the Boroughs of Chaguanas and Arima.


growing

) and fastest-growing Chaguanas – Trinidad’s fastest growing town - Afra Raymond, July 29, 2004. The Borough of Chaguanas - the Fastest Growing Commercial Centre - ''Trinidad Guardian'', October 1, 1998 town in Trinidad and Tobago. Located in Central Trinidad about south

, St. Thomas, Montrose, Endeavour, and Cunupia), but as it has grown it has become more multi-racial. Enterprise and Longdenville are a historically Afro-Trinidadian villages which has been absorbed into the growing town of Chaguanas. Also, Edinburgh 500 and other associated residential governmental housing developments are also largely Afro-Trinidadian. Culture and entertainment Scenery attractions The Lion House, birthplace of Nobel Prize–winning author V.S. Naipaul


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the Southern Main Road at Chaguanas. Construction of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway extended the highway south to San Fernando. The Carlsen Air Force Base was a former United States Army Air Forces World War II airbase constructed in Carlsen Field in 1942, consisting of two landing strips, "Edinburgh" and "Xeres". The airbase also included an emergency landing strip, "Tobago". Edinburgh Field became the principal combat base for USAAF bombers and Naval


opposition

publisher Nationsencyclopedia.com date accessdate 2010-06-26 thumb Diwali lanterns at Trafalgar Square (File:London Diwali.jpg) in London thumb right The Divali Nagar (File:Divalinagar.jpg) or "Diwali capital" in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago thumb right Diwali celebrations in Coventry (File:Dipavali-Coventry.jpg), United Kingdom. The UNC won 13 seats in the 1991 General Elections and became the official opposition. It won a 14th seat

; Capildeo was one of the founding members of the Democratic Labour Party (Democratic Labour Party (Trinidad and Tobago)) and a Member of Parliament from 1956-1966. He served as the Leader of the Opposition (Opposition (parliamentary)) in 1956. Capildeo was also an important leader of the Hindu community in Trinidad and played in role in the foundation of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha along with Bhadase Sagan Maraj. He received the Chaconia Gold medal from the Trinidad and Tobago

of Presentation College, San Fernando. He then founded the ''Club for Love, Unity and Brotherhood'' (CLUB 88) which became the United National Congress. In 1992 their candidates won more seats in that year's election than the then NAR. On such a basis, the members of what was to become the UNC, argued this in parliament to become the opposition members (newcomer Hulsie Bhaggan defeated political heavyweight Winston Dookeran for the Chaguanas seat), but the party only won 13


sporting

The main sporting venue in Chaguanas is the Central Regional Indoor Sport Arena Hall at Saith Park. Smaller recreation grounds (e.g. Woodforde Lodge, Avinash Samaroo ground) and cricket (Cricket (sport)) pitches (Pierre Road) are scattered throughout the borough, but no larger sporting venues are located within the town. The town leverages the infrastructure from other towns such as Couva's Ato Boldon stadium or Sevilla golf course. Utilities Electric generation is handled by Powergen

Chaguanas

The '''Borough of Chaguanas''' is the largest borough Table from 2000 Census on Central Statistical Office of Trinidad and Tobago website (83,516 at the 2011 census ) and fastest-growing Chaguanas – Trinidad’s fastest growing town - Afra Raymond, July 29, 2004. The Borough of Chaguanas - the Fastest Growing Commercial Centre - ''Trinidad Guardian'', October 1, 1998 town in Trinidad and Tobago. Located in Central Trinidad about south of Port of Spain, it originally grew in size due to its proximity to the Woodford Lodge sugar refinery and the Central Trinidad town of Couva. It remained a minor town until the 1980s when it began to grow rapidly as it drew people for its bargain shopping and moderately-priced housing. However, its rapid growth has seen property values increase dramatically.

Chaguanas became a borough in 1990; prior to that it was part of the County of Caroni (Caroni, Trinidad and Tobago). The current mayor is His Worship Gopaul Boodhan and the Borough Council has historically been dominated by the United National Congress. http: guardian.co.tt news 2013-11-09 unc-rules-chaguanas

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