South-West Communities

Penal

Penal is situated south of Debe and north-east of Siparia. It can be accessed from San Fernando by the San Fernando-Siparia-Erin Road. Some of the communities of Penal are Charlo Village, Clarke Road, Mendez Village, and Syne Village.

Entertainment

Cinema: In 2002, Penal had one operating cinema: Regent, at Clarke Road Junction.

Calypso: Penal is the birthplace of songwriter Winsford Devine who penned many hits for several calypsonians.

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

STEELBAND TYPE LOCATION IN 2002 HISTORY
Valley Harps Conventional Sunress Road  

Academic Institutions

SCHOOL LEVEL ADDRESS RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION HISTORY
Clarke Road Government School Primary Clarke Road Non-Denominational  
Clarke Road Hindu School   Clarke Road Hindu  
Clarke Rochard Government Primary School Primary Junction of Clarke Road and Rochard Road Non-Denominational  
Holy Faith Convent Secondary Oliviere Drive, Clarke Road Roman Catholic  
Penal Junior Secondary School Secondary Clarke Road Non-Denominational  
Penal Quinam Government School   Mendez Village Non-Denominational  
Penal Rock Hindu School Secondary Penal Rock Road Hindu  
Penal (St. Dominic's) RC School Primary No. 5 Hills, Lachoos Road Roman Catholic 449 Pupils in 2002
Penal Rock Road RC School Primary Penal Rock Road Roman Catholic 138 Pupils in 2002
Penal Vedic Primary School Primary      
Rochard Douglas Presbyterian School Primary   Presbyterian  

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