The Mt. D'or Road Community
Citizen Security Programme Community Action Programme (CAO)
Mr. Kwasi Cudjoe
Tel. 868-628-4277 ext. 12622
Mt. D'or Road Community Action Council (CAC)
Mt. D'Or Road Community Profile
Mt. D’or Road is located in the eastern part of Trinidad; it is bordered by Mt. Hope on the Western side and Champ Fleurs on the Eastern Side. To its north is Mt. Lambert. The community has a few squatting residents in the foothills of Spring Valley and Spring Valley Ext. Mt. D’or Road is administered by the San Juan/Laventille Regional Corporation which is located at the MTS Plaza, Aranguez Main Road, San Juan.
Mt. D’or Road is a residential area with 802 households and a total population of 2,663 . The Mt. D’or Road community is somewhat culturally and racially diverse and can be broken down as follows: African (70%), Indian (9%), Mixed (18%), and Chinese/Caucasian/Syrian/etc (1%). The age group of the youth population 7-24 represents 35% of the population. While the majority of residents (29%) are Roman Catholic there are also other religious dominations in the community; Anglicans, Presbyterians, Hindus, Muslims, Baptists, Jehovah Witness and Methodists. In this community there are a higher number of women who have never been married 60% as compared to Common-Law relationships which make up only 13%.
There is a Government Primary School in the immediate area but the youth have to leave the community to attend Secondary School. There are no pre-schools in the community. 69% of the population are not attending school with 49% attending government primary schools. The majority of the population has attended school with 40% having Secondary Schooling as the highest level, however out of this group 69% 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 Mt. D’or Road is 1000 persons; this represents 60% of the working population. Of this group the majority work in private enterprise (63%) followed by those who work for the Government (14%). The major occupation of the working population is Elementary with 25% followed closely by Service and Sales with 17%. The major industry is the Wholesale and Retail Trade that makes up 19% of all Industries. Though 16% of the population did not state their income status, 28% of the population earns less than $500. This is followed by 22% of the population who earn $1,000 - $1,999.
There is a recreational ground located in the community which is utilized to some extent by the residents. The San Juan Regional Corporation is responsible for the upkeep of the grounds and installed lights in 2009. The basket ball court is also utilised and recently has been outfitted with new basketball back-boards. Further rehabilitation is needed for it to be fuly functional.
Source: CSO 2000 Census data; supplemented by CSP Community Assessments