North-West Communities

Barataria

It is believed that Barataria was named after a 12-plate sugar mill that operated in the community during the early part of the twentieth century. Derived from a combination of different Indian dialects, the name was given by the East Indians who worked on the sugar-cane plantation that covered most of Barataria: bara meant twelve, and taria meant plate. With the passage of time, the mill was demolished and the Himalaya Club was later erected in its place. Barataria lies east of Port-of-Spain and can be reached by the Eastern Main Road. It includes the community of Malick and is bounded by San Juan on the East and Morvant on the West.

Entertainment

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

STEELBAND TYPE LOCATION IN 2002 HISTORY
Caribbean Magic Conventional 28 4th Street  
Harmonites Conventional Churchill Roosevelt Highway at Morvant Junction Won the Panorama competition outright in 1968, 1972, and 1974, and shared first place with Starlift in 1971.
Pan Knights Conventional 257 Eastern Main Road  
Potential Symphony Conventional 6th Avenue  
Trinidad East Side Symphony Traditional Upper 6th Avenue, Malick  

Mas(querade) Bands: Mas' bands that functioned in Barataria included:

MAS' BAND LOCATION IN 2002 HISTORY
Tico Skinner and Associates 76 Sparrow Avenue  

Academic Institutions

SCHOOL LEVEL ADDRESS RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION HISTORY
Barataria Boys' RC School Primary 48 Eighth Street Roman Catholic 478 Pupils in 2002
Barataria Junior Secondary Secondary   Non-Denominational  
Barataria Senior Comprehensive Secondary   Non-Denominational  
Malick Girls' RC School Primary Sixth Avenue Roman Catholic 576 Pupils in 2002
Malick Senior Comprehensive Secondary Coconut Drive Non-Denominational  
St. Dominic's Convent Secondary Sixth Avenue Roman Catholic  
St. George's College Secondary   Non-Denominational Founded on September 14, 1953.

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