Couva

What is Couva known for?


historical involvement

of the University of Trinidad and Tobago. The institute will be established through partnerships with Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL), Metal Industries Limited (MIC), National Helicopter Services Limited (NHSL), the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (TTCAA) and the Air Guard. Culture Couva, which is known as the oldest sugar village in Trinidad, generated much of its prominence from its production of this major crop. To commemorate its historical involvement in the sugar industry, the Sugar & Energy Festival was founded by the Couva Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce and held at the Gilbert Park grounds annually. Couva is known has a focal point for the development and dissemination of Chutney music during the 1980s and 1990s. The Rienzi Complex typically hosts the Trinidad Chutney-Soca Monarch semifinals. Couva is one of the more Carnival hosts, with full shows on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. Jouvert is part of the Carnival Monday show and calypso (calypso music) shows are held in the town centre during the Carnival season. Culturally, the town is the home of Couva Joylanders Steel Orchestra, a group well known for its varied repertoire and community projects. The band holds its practice sessions in a newly built steelpan complex at Railway Road, Couva, built by the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure in conjunction with National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC). It is also the setting of Derek Walcott's play Beef, No Chicken. References 1. * The '''FIFA U-17 World Championship 2001''' was held in the cities of Port of Spain, Malabar (Malabar, Trinidad and Tobago), Marabella, Couva, and Bacolet in Trinidad and Tobago between 13 September and 30 September 2001. Players born after 1 January 1984 could participate in this tournament. Although '''France (France national football team)''' had only appeared once before at the FIFA U-17 World Championship, in Canada back in 1987 when they finished sixth, the current crop of French youngsters arrived in the Caribbean determined to emulate their illustrious elders' winning ways at '''France '98 (France 98)''' and '''Euro 2000'''. And so it was, Jean-François Jodar's side showing maturity beyond their years. Aggressive in the tackle and tactically very organised, they oscillated between a 3-5-2 and 3-6-1 and were able to rely on two extremely gifted individuals from Le Havre: Anthony Le Tallec and Florent Sinama-Pongolle, who won both the top scorer, with 9 goals scored, and Player of the Tournament awards. The young "Blues" won five of their six games, losing to Nigeria (Nigeria national football team) in the first round but getting their revenge in the Final. They hit five in a game on two occasions, against the USA (United States men's national soccer team) (5-3) and Japan (Japan national football team) (5-1) in group matches, before brushing past two footballing giants, Brazil (Brazil national football team) and Argentina (Argentina national football team) (2-1 in both games) at the knockout stage and overcoming Nigeria 3-0 in the final to win their first ever FIFA U-17 World title. '''Basdeo Panday''' (born May 25, 1933) was the 5th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago from 1995 to 2001 and has served as Leader of the Opposition (Opposition (parliamentary)) from 1976–1977, 1978–1986, 1989–1995 and 2001–2010. He was first elected to Parliament in 1976 as the Member (Member of Parliament) for Couva North. He is the former Chairman and party leader of the Opposition (Parliamentary opposition) United National Congress. In 2006, Panday was convicted (Basdeo Panday#Legal problems) of failing to declare a bank account in London and imprisoned but as of March 20, 2007, that conviction (Basdeo Panday#Legal problems) has been quashed by the Court of Appeal. He was granted bail on April 28 pending the outcome of his appeal due to his health condition and the poor state of health facilities at the Arouca prison. On May 1 he decided to resign as Chairman of the United National Congress, but the party's executive refuse to accept his resignation. However, he lost the party's internal elections on January 24, 2010 to Deputy Leader Kamala Persad-Bissessar by a large margin. '''Tyrell Fabian Johnson''' (born January 10, 1917, Tunapuna, Trinidad, died April 5, 1985, Couva, Trinidad) was a West Indian (West Indies cricket team) cricketer who played in one Test (Test cricket) in 1939 (West Indian cricket team in England in 1939).


team

, Ato Boldon. The stadium was constructed in 2001. The National Men’s Team and Women’s Team use the stadium as their training centre. ABS is also the home of Athletics. Every year there are various National Tournaments and Invitationals held by various clubs and by the National Athletic Association. The capacity of the stadium is approximately 10,000 persons.Central FC plays its home games at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago. The Sevilla Sports club is located south

Club, was formerly the residence of the manager of Brechin Castle. The National Cricket Centre (NCC) was opened by the Trinidad and Tobago national cricket team Board of Control (TTCBC) in 2002 on 17.5 acres of land at Balmain, Couva from Caroni (1975) Ltd. (construction started in 1997). The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board plans to rehabilitate, refurbish and develop the Balmain Cricket Centre to allow for playing cricket at the regional first class level. The Gilbert Park cricket

and Couva. Prominent schools in San Fernando include Naparima College, Naparima Girls' High School, Presentation College (Presentation College, San Fernando), St. Joseph's Convent, San Fernando Central Secondary School, ASJA Boys' College, ASJA Girls' College and St. Benedict's College. June 2011 suspension by FIFA On 15 June 2011, Belize kicked-off its 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign against minnows Montserrat national football team Montserrat


light industry

of cement manufacturing in Claxton Bay by the Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL); petrochemical related industries at Point Lisas Industrial Estate; Petrotrin’s oil refinery operations at Pointe-à-Pierre; and other small light industry parks established by the Evolving Tecknologies and Enterprise Development Company (eTeck). :- Agricultural activities comprising livestock rearing, mixed agriculture, and other agriculture. The Couva-Pt. Lisas Chamber of Commerce headquarters is based within


football team

and Couva. Prominent schools in San Fernando include Naparima College, Naparima Girls' High School, Presentation College (Presentation College, San Fernando), St. Joseph's Convent, San Fernando Central Secondary School, ASJA Boys' College, ASJA Girls' College and St. Benedict's College. June 2011 suspension by FIFA On 15 June 2011, Belize kicked-off its 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign against minnows Montserrat national football team Montserrat

in Bacolet. In addition, the National Stadium, renamed in honour of Hasely Crawford, underwent major renovation for the competition to expand the capacity to 27,000 and would hold a semi-final, third place, and final matches. founded ground Ato Boldon Stadium Couva, Trinidad and Tobago capacity 10,000 The '''South Starworld Strikers''' are a professional football (football (soccer)) team, which plays in Trinidad and Tobago's

. Players born after 1 January 1984 could participate in this tournament. Although '''France (France national football team)''' had only appeared once before at the FIFA U-17 World Championship, in Canada back in 1987 when they finished sixth, the current crop of French youngsters arrived in the Caribbean determined to emulate their illustrious elders' winning ways at '''France '98 (France 98)''' and '''Euro 2000'''. And so it was, Jean-François Jodar's side showing maturity beyond


world title

. They hit five in a game on two occasions, against the USA (United States men's national soccer team) (5-3) and Japan (Japan national football team) (5-1) in group matches, before brushing past two footballing giants, Brazil (Brazil national football team) and Argentina (Argentina national football team) (2-1 in both games) at the knockout stage and overcoming Nigeria 3-0 in the final to win their first ever FIFA U-17 World title. '''Basdeo Panday''' (born May 25, 1933) was the 5th Prime


small light

of cement manufacturing in Claxton Bay by the Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL); petrochemical related industries at Point Lisas Industrial Estate; Petrotrin’s oil refinery operations at Pointe-à-Pierre; and other small light industry parks established by the Evolving Tecknologies and Enterprise Development Company (eTeck). :- Agricultural activities comprising livestock rearing, mixed agriculture, and other agriculture. The Couva-Pt. Lisas Chamber of Commerce headquarters is based within


energy based

production service firms in support of the drilling for and production of oil and gas in Trinidad. Ad hoc services are being provided to The National Gas Company, Trinmar and other non-energy based organizations. Briko owns and operates a flight training school for fixed wing aircraft and provide flight support for pilots of the regional airlines. The Trinidad and Tobago Government announced plans to construct the Aviation Institute of Trinidad and Tobago in the vicinity of the Camden base, as part


professional football

in Bacolet. In addition, the National Stadium, renamed in honour of Hasely Crawford, underwent major renovation for the competition to expand the capacity to 27,000 and would hold a semi-final, third place, and final matches. founded ground Ato Boldon Stadium Couva, Trinidad and Tobago capacity 10,000 The '''South Starworld Strikers''' are a professional football (football (soccer)) team, which plays in Trinidad and Tobago's

Professional Football League (Professional Football League (Trinidad and Tobago)). The team currently plays in Ato Boldon Stadium (Ato Boldon Stadium), in Couva, Trinidad. thumb Map showing old counties of Trindad (File:Trinidad and tobago.gif) '''Caroni County''' occupies The '''FIFA U-17 World Championship 2001''' was held in the cities of Port of Spain, Malabar (Malabar, Trinidad and Tobago), Marabella, Couva, and Bacolet in Trinidad and Tobago between 13 September and 30 September 2001. Players born after 1 January 1984 could participate in this tournament. Although '''France (France national football team)''' had only appeared once before at the FIFA U-17 World Championship, in Canada back in 1987 when they finished sixth, the current crop of French youngsters arrived in the Caribbean determined to emulate their illustrious elders' winning ways at '''France '98 (France 98)''' and '''Euro 2000'''. And so it was, Jean-François Jodar's side showing maturity beyond their years. Aggressive in the tackle and tactically very organised, they oscillated between a 3-5-2 and 3-6-1 and were able to rely on two extremely gifted individuals from Le Havre: Anthony Le Tallec and Florent Sinama-Pongolle, who won both the top scorer, with 9 goals scored, and Player of the Tournament awards. The young "Blues" won five of their six games, losing to Nigeria (Nigeria national football team) in the first round but getting their revenge in the Final. They hit five in a game on two occasions, against the USA (United States men's national soccer team) (5-3) and Japan (Japan national football team) (5-1) in group matches, before brushing past two footballing giants, Brazil (Brazil national football team) and Argentina (Argentina national football team) (2-1 in both games) at the knockout stage and overcoming Nigeria 3-0 in the final to win their first ever FIFA U-17 World title. '''Basdeo Panday''' (born May 25, 1933) was the 5th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago from 1995 to 2001 and has served as Leader of the Opposition (Opposition (parliamentary)) from 1976–1977, 1978–1986, 1989–1995 and 2001–2010. He was first elected to Parliament in 1976 as the Member (Member of Parliament) for Couva North. He is the former Chairman and party leader of the Opposition (Parliamentary opposition) United National Congress. In 2006, Panday was convicted (Basdeo Panday#Legal problems) of failing to declare a bank account in London and imprisoned but as of March 20, 2007, that conviction (Basdeo Panday#Legal problems) has been quashed by the Court of Appeal. He was granted bail on April 28 pending the outcome of his appeal due to his health condition and the poor state of health facilities at the Arouca prison. On May 1 he decided to resign as Chairman of the United National Congress, but the party's executive refuse to accept his resignation. However, he lost the party's internal elections on January 24, 2010 to Deputy Leader Kamala Persad-Bissessar by a large margin. '''Tyrell Fabian Johnson''' (born January 10, 1917, Tunapuna, Trinidad, died April 5, 1985, Couva, Trinidad) was a West Indian (West Indies cricket team) cricketer who played in one Test (Test cricket) in 1939 (West Indian cricket team in England in 1939).


small school

Main Road in Exchange Lots, was the first secondary school in the Central rural area. Established in 1951, it remained small until the introduction of free education in the 1960s. However, the warm, loving family atmosphere of the small school was well grounded to adapt, not only to over 700 pupils, but to a multi-denominational student body today. The Couva East Secondary School (formerly known as Couva Secondary School) was built in 1963 and is directly opposite the Couva Magistrates


production industry

utilization of the now open sugar lands for new housing and business initiatives. Consequently, while the nearby town of Chaguanas has evolved and expanded significantly to become the de facto administrative and commercial capital of Central Trinidad, Couva's character has changed to become magnet for industrialization, sports, health, and residential projects. Development and Demise of the Sugar Production Industry In 1937 there were two major developments which occurred on these sugar

Couva

'''Couva''' is a town (c. 21,000 in 2000 census) in west-central Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago), south of Chaguanas and north of Claxton Bay and San Fernando (San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago). It is the primary urban and commercial centre for the Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo Regional Corporation, and the Greater Couva area includes the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and the Port of Point Lisas. Couva's southern boundary is at the town of California (California, Trinidad and Tobago), and to the north Couva stretches to McBean (both on the Trinidad Southern Main Road). To the east of Couva is Balmain (Balmain, Trinidad and Tobago). To the west of Couva is the road to Waterloo and Carli Bay, which are located on the Gulf of Paria. Couva is part of the Caroni County.

Couva is considered a major power base for the United National Congress (UNC) with its headquarters located at the Rienzi Complex (named after former labour leader Adrian Cola Rienzi) on the Southern Main Road.

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