Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago

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The District of St.James
Coordinates: 10°40′N 61°31′W / 10.667°N 61.517°W / 10.667; -61.517Coordinates: 10°40′N 61°31′W / 10.667°N 61.517°W / 10.667; -61.517
Country Trinidad and Tobago
County Saint George County
City Port of Spain
 • Mayor Louis Lee Sing (Mayor of Port of Spain City)
 • Governing body Port of Spain City Corporation
Time zone AST (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) DST (UTC-4)

St. James is a district of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. It is known as "the city that never sleeps" because of 24-hour activities there.[citation needed] The main road is the Western Main Road. It runs from Woodbrook to Cocorite. St James is also known for its diverse mixture of cultural activities.[citation needed]

Until 1992, the Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC), now a unit of the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority, was located along Long Circular Road in St. James.[1]

The largest Pizza Hut in the world is located in Saint James on Tragarete Road.[2]


St. James is the hometown/ birthplace of singer/ songwriter/ rapper Nicki Minaj.[3] She lived here until she was five years old with her grandmother before moving to New York City with her parents.[citation needed]

Gary Goodridge, a kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and arm wrestler, was also born in the district.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "CIVIL AVIATION TRAINING CENTRE (CATC), TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO." Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
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  3. ^ Telesford, Nigel (1 Nov 2010). "Minaj magic". Trinidad Express. Retrieved 16 February 2011.