North-West Communities

Tunapuna

Tunapuna is situated east of St. Augustine and west of Arouca, and can be accessed by the Eastern Main Road. El Dorado and Pasea Village (formerly Streatham Lodge) are two of the communities of Tunapuna.

Entertainment

Cinema: In 2002, Tunapuna had one operating cinema: Palladium on Pasea Road.

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

STEELBAND TYPE LOCATION IN 2002 HISTORY
Birdsong Conventional Corner of Connel and St. Vincent Streets Founded in 1973.
Camboulay Conventional Defunct Functioned in the 1960s.
El Dorado Rhythm and Blues Conventional Caura Royal Road, El Dorado Village  
Evangeltones Conventional Cecilia Road Focuses on religious music.
Faith Revival Conventional 11 Eastern Main Road Focuses on religious music.
Fascinators Pan Symphony Conventional 1 Lammie Street  
Hycupp Ensemble Conventional 224 Eastern Main Road  
Klondikes Pan Sounds Conventional Macoya Road  
New World Symphony Conventional El Dorado Village  
Nocturne Fascinators Conventional Eastern Main Road  
Northern Highliters Conventional 224 Eastern Main Road  
Pan Symphony Conventional 1 Lammie Street  
Scherzando Conventional Defunct Functioned in Monte Grand during the 1960s.
Tunapuna All Stars Conventional Railway Road, Pasea Village  
Tunapuna Tipica Conventional 66 El Dorado Road  

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

MAS' BAND LOCATION IN 2002 HISTORY
Mt. Hope Connection 3 Gerbera Avenue, Macoya Gardens  

Sports

Cricket: Tunapuna is the birthplace of Tyrell Johnson who represented the West Indies in Test cricket.

Soccer: Major league soccer is played at the Joao Havelange Center of Excellence on Macoya Road.

Academic Institutions

SCHOOL LEVEL ADDRESS RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION HISTORY
Anjuman Sunnat-Ul-Jamat Association Girls' College Secondary Back Street Muslim  
El Dorado Junior Secondary Secondary   Non-Denominational  
El Dorado North Hindu School Primary   Hindu  
El Dorado Senior Comprehensive Secondary   Non-Denominational  
El Dorado South Hindu School Primary   Hindu  
Good Shepherd (Tunapuna) Anglican Primary School Primary   Anglican Formerly known as the Tunapuna EC School
Hillview College Secondary El Dorado Road Presbyterian  
St. Charles Secondary School Secondary Back Street Roman Catholic  
Tunapuna Boys' RC School Primary Lower Picton Street Roman Catholic 503 Pupils in 2002
Tunapuna EC School Primary   Anglican Renamed Good Shepherd (Tunapuna) Anglican Primary School
Tunapuna Girls' RC School Primary Eastern Main Road Roman Catholic 521 Pupils in 2002
Tunapuna Government Primary School Primary   Non-Denominational  
Tunapuna Government Secondary School Secondary Green Street Non-Denominational  
Tunapuna Presbyterian School Primary   Presbyterian  

Places of Worship

Roman Catholics attend St. Charles Church on the Eastern Main Road.


TOP
E-mail to: Ronald C. Emrit

Copyright 2000-2003 All rights reserved.