Caribbean Stars presents more Morvant Love interviews
Caribbean Stars has interviewed a few more accomplished people from the District of Morvant for its Morvant (Mova) Love magazine.
Grace Smith-King retired as a Supervisor II from a teaching career which saw her reach the shores of England while living all things St Dominic's RC Church in Morvant.. She was the only female teacher in Nelson Street Boys upper school and supported Dodgers and Burnley football teams in the 50s and 60s
Adrian McIntyre was the captain of Dodgers Football Club which happens to be the most dominant team in Morvant Football. He was the captain of captains and a central back who save the most goals via goal line clearances in the history of the Morvant Football league
Thora Best is arguably the busiest Executive in Trinidad and Tobago. The retired Principal continues to devote time to helping the development of youths not just in Morvant but throughout the twin island. She is the Chairman of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO) Junior Calypso Committee and runs the Junior competitions. She is also a Vicariate Manager and a Judge of the Best Village competition.
John Hills is a member of the original football team from Mon Repos Village. A graduate from Queens Royal College (QRC) in Trinidad he was more than willing (on very short notice) to authenticate Mon Repos village. Players and organizations from Mon Repos have contributed not just to Morvant football but to the development of the district as a whole.
Pamela Phillip Rochard is a retired teacher of 40 years. She is the Vice-President of the Morvant Central Community Council (MCCC) which is playing a pivotal role in getting Morvant on the move. The MCCC is also the organization to which the keys of the new Morvant Community Centre will be handed over. The old Centre was the first in Trinidad and Tobago to be built by the people.
PG (Percy Granville) Wilson was a record setting quarter miler who had (literally) started races while setting the pace. A Monsieur with a Degree in Physiotherapy he helped Hasley Crawford regained his physical sharpness to win the gold medal in the 100 metres at the '76 Montreal Olympics. PG was the starter at most of the top track meets in T&T and when given the job in Mississippi, USA he gave Tougaloo College athletic program their first taste of championships.
Thomas Bailey is the President of Presidents. He one of the many teachers Morvant has produced and his contribution to the Brooklyn Labour Day Carnival and Fiboro Soccer League as the President for over 25 years are invaluable.
Trinidad and Tobago men's football Head Coach Dennis "Tallest" Lawrence is proud of being from the district of Morvant. He scored the winning goal against Bahrain for the country to qualify for FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 and thinks that Morvant gets a bad rap.
Anthony "Banga" Harewood took this opportunity to exhale. A diehard supporter of Merrymen FC he is still inspired from the unity and support shown by the district for the Morvant United football team during the national Better Village competition
Dave Small is the Manager of Morvant Ebonites Steel Orchestra. Throughout his career he represented the younger version of most of his affiliated groups and he is hopeful of boosting Ebonites membership with younger people.
In naming the top five teams Rueben "Stonegoat" Nurse thinks that Cipriani United is the best team to have played in the Morvant Football League. With the ability and love for all sports "Stonegoat" is mostly remembered for his tough stance against bullying by literally taking over (buying) the fight. .
Carlos Renwick became the Secretary of Secretaries in Morvant. He was the Secretary of the Morvant St Dominic's Ex-pupils Association and the Morvant Community Welfare Association (MCWA) only to name a few.
George Green fills the generation gap in Morvant as a teacher; from his football days with Manchester and Blackburns as an Executive in Morvant Literary & cultural Group to Treasurer on the Morvant Central Community Council (MCCC).
Anthony "Mose" Lewis is a talented drummer from Chinapoo, Morvant who played for big name Soca bands such as Sound Revolution and Atlantik for 22 years before forming his own band called Moses Revolution in Toronto, Canada.
Reynold "Water-head" Hunte is amongst the best to have played in the Morvant Football league. Quiet by nature Reynold felt compelled to talk about some of the players and teams of the Morvant football.
Horace "Goofy" Harrison love for Morvant goes well beyond playing for his team Rebels in the Morvant Football league. He was a part of the large contingent of Morvant supporters who travelled to South to support Morvant in the district in Best Village final in '75.
Winston Smith has a very interesting perspective on the teams and players of the Morvant Football League from 50s onwards. He was the early captain of Dodgers and better known as "Long-john as one of the tallest players in the league.
Renwick "Bunny" Jupiter moved from a member of the great Eagles football team of Morvant, Trinidad in the 60s, to the co-founder of Street Guys Soccer League at Flemingdon Park in Toronto, Canada in the 70s.
Percy Parker has defied the odds by revolutionizing the advertising industry in Trinidad and Tobago. Originally from Morvant Percy was instrumental in launching the Diquez Petroleum Jelly advertisement with 'Bumble Bee' as well as the Pennywise Cosmetics Campaign from a Client/Agency relationship that spanned for 25 years
Jamaal Shabazz has brought professional football to the Morvant Recreation Ground as head coach of Morvant Caledonia club of the TT-Pro League.