The Dibe / Belle Vue / Dundonald Hill Community
Citizen Security Programme Community Action Officer (CAO)
Mrs. Rea George-Smith
Tel. 868 628-4277 ext. 12627
Belle Vue, Dibe, Dundonald Hill Community Action Council (CAC)
Belle Vue, Dibe, Dundonald Hill Community Profile
Dibe/Belle Vue is located in the northern part of Trinidad, North West of downtown Port-of-Spain. To the South of Dibe/BelleVue is Patna Street; to the East is the Crest of Hills thence an imaginary line to and along Perigord Rd and Long Circular Rd. To the West is Bombay St; New Rd; Aboud Circular Rd; Dundonald Hill thence an imaginary line to crest of hills.
Dibe/Belle Vue is a residential area with 824 households and a total population of 2,323 . The Dibe/Belle Vue area is somewhat culturally and racially diverse and can be broken down as follows: African (73%), Indian (10%), Mixed (14%), and Chinese/Caucasian/Syrian/etc (2%). The age group of the youth population 7-24 represents 35% of the population. The majority of residents (32%) are Roman Catholic there are Anglicans, Presbyterians, Hindus, Muslims, Baptists, Jehovah Witness and Methodists. In this community there are a higher number of women who have never been married 36% as compared to couples 23% or to Common-Law relationships which make up only 15%.
There is a Government Primary School in the immediate area but the youth have to leave the community to attend Secondary School. The majority of the population has attended school with 43% having Secondary Schooling as the highest level, however out of this group 57% did not pass any exam. Obtaining 3-4 O’Levels was the next highest level of education with 6% of the population having achieved this. Of those who did some level of training 55% have a certificate with an exam. The 7-12 age group makes up 40% of those attending school.
The workforce of Dibe/Belle Vue is 1020 persons; this represents 74% of the working population. Of this group the majority work in private enterprise (57%) followed by those who work for the Government (11%). The major occupation of the working population is Elementary with 22% followed closely by Service and Sales with 19%. The major industry is the Wholesale and Retail Trade that makes up 20% of all Industries. Though 29% of the population did not state their income status, 31% of the population earns less than $500. This is followed by 16% of the population who earn $1,000 - $1,999.
There are few recreational facilities in the community. There is a sports field in the community however it is in need of an upgrade. There is also a basketball court in need of refurbishment.
Source: CSO 2000 Census data; supplemented by CSP Community Assessments