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SOME 20th CENTURY PORTUGUESE BUSINESSMEN IN TRINIDAD

This list of some Portuguese businessmen is a translation of an appendix to Jo-Anne's 1996 article "Do Atlântico às Antilhas: O Caso da Trinidad." That article was published by the Madeiran magazine Islenha.

The Islenha article is a revision and a translation of the author's article "The Portuguese of Trinidad," published in The Book of Trinidad. (It was translated into Portuguese by Miguel Vale de Almeida, author of "Ser Português na Trinidad: Etnicidade, Subjectividade e Poder," an article that appears in his recent book Um Mar da Cor da Terra: Raça, Cultura, e Política da Identidade.)

Maria Teresa Abreu Camacho, born in Monte, 1 November 1930
Arrived in October 1934 at 4 years of age
Daughter of Alberto Jesus Abreu and Maria Angela Asenção Manso de Sousa Abreu
Married to Alberto Fernandes Camacho de J.J. Ribeiro Ltd.
Housewife, manufacturers' representatives and insurance agents
Abreu and Camacho, 48, Frederick St., P.O.S.; est. 1973-1978.

Abreu, Albert N.
Son of Alberto Jesus Abreu and de Maria Angela Asenção Manso de Sousa Abreu
Manufacturers' representatives
*Abreu Trading Co., 48, Frederick St., after 9, Edward St., P.O.S.; est. 1978-

Silvano Affonso, born in São Gonçalo, 17 January 1891 or 1892
Arrived on 1 August 1909 at 17 years of age
Son of José or João Affonso and Guilhermina de Jesus
Married to Lilla Joseph Affonso, housewife, born in St. Vincent, British West Indies
Businessman: Wine and spirit merchant, and shopkeeper
Silvano Affonso, 54, St. Vincent St, after 48, Abercromby St., and after 76, Edward St., P.O.S.; est. c.1948-c.1964

Francisco de Andrade, born in Monte, 3 April 1908
Arrived on 4 March 1923
Son of José de Andrade and de Leocádia Nunes Xavier
Businessman: Wine and spirit merchant
Francisco de Andrade, St. Charles, San Fernando

Luiz Gomes Biscoito, born in Santo António, 3 October 1918
Arrived on 14 January 1937 at 19 years of age
Son of Daniel Gomes Biscoito and Eduarda Joaquim Gomes
Married on 4 June 1942 to Manuela Casilda Biscoito, born in P.O.S., 8 April 1923
Shop clerk (store manager), businessman: grocer
The Black Lion Bar, Charlotte St., P.O.S ., owned by George Cabral;
Low Budget Super Market Ltd., SE Cor. (112) Edward & Oxford Sts, P.O.S.; est. 1958-1977?

 Manuel ("Whitey") Fernandes Camacho, born in Santo António, 5 March 1890
Arrived 27 April 1903 at 13 years of age
Son of Manuel Fernandes Camacho and Alexandrina Rosa Camacho
Businessman and proprietor: grocer
El Dorado Grocery, NE Cor (72) Woodford & Warner Sts., Newtown, P.O.S.
Picton Grocery, Picton St., P.O.S., est. c.1931-1966?

João Fernandes Camacho, born in Santo António, 28 September 1895
Son of Manuel Fernandes Camacho and Alexandrina Rosa Camacho
Married to Agnes Camacho
Businessman
*Camacho Bros. Ltd., 11-13 Broadway, P.O.S., est. 1931-

Luiz Fernandes Camacho, born in Santo António, 23 May 1897
Arrived on 22 March 1912
Son of Manuel Fernandes Camacho and Alexandrina Rosa Camacho
Married to Hilda Pereira Camacho, and father of Maria da Gloria
Businessman
*Camacho Bros. Ltd., 11-13 Broadway, P.O.S., est. 1931-

Júlio Pereira Camacho, born in Santo António, 7 October 1918
Arrived 31 May 1934 at 16 years of age
Son of Manuel Pereira Camacho and Candida Fernandes Camacho
Married on 20 June 1942 to Rita Camacho, b. Trinidad, and father of Maria Amelia Camacho, and Carlos Manuel Camacho
Shop clerk; businessman: grocer
36, Observatory St., P.O.S. and 3 others, est. c.1955-1977.

José Pereira Camacho, born in Santo António, 4 June 1923
Arrived 17 March 1939 at 16 years of age
Son of Manuel Pereira Camacho and Candida Fernandes Camacho (a.k.a. Candida Pereira Camacho)
Married to Maria Alda Fernanda Jardim Camacho, daughter of Augusto Gomes Jardim and Luiza da Conceição Rodrigues Jardim
Shop clerk; businessman: grocer
Camacho Supermarkets, NE Cor. Luis St. & (60) Ariapita Ave., Woodbrook, P.O.S., and others in Woodbrook, est. c.1955-1977

Manuel Fernandes Camacho Jr., born in São Martinho, 13 January 1887
Arrived 03 March 1904 at 17 years of age
Son of Manuel Fernandes Camacho and Maria Carlota de Freitas Camacho
Honorary Consul of Portugal, businessman and proprietor: wine and spirit merchant, grocer, and manufacturers' representatives
J.J. Ribeiro Ltd., with Robert de Freitas, J.C.A. Macedo and J.F. Xavier, est.1948-?
First and Last Bar, East Dry River and 21 others, est. c.1948-?

Abel Cardoso, born in Santa Cruz, 12 April 1916
Arrived 28 April 1939 at 23 years of age (returned to Madeira to live)
Son of José Valetim Cardoso and Silvana Rosa de Jesus
Businessman: grocer
Abel Cardoso, 4A, Western Main Road, St. James, P.O.S.; est. c.1941-c.1961

Manuel Carvalho, born in Monte, 17 July 1923
Arrived 10 February 1939 de 16 years of age
Son of Eduardo de Carvalho and Maria Batista de Carvalho
Shop clerk; Businessman: retail wine and spirit merchant, ice-cream manufacturer (Alaska Ice-Cream)
Manuel Carvalho, 73 Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook, P.O.S.; Fabien's Barracks, Cor. Edward & Park Sts., P.O.S. and Luis St., P.O.S., and Flintstones, St. James, P.O.S., est. 1966
*Alaska Dairies and Bar, SE Cor. (73) Ariapita Ave. & , Woodbrook, P.O.S., now Elizabeth Carvalho
*Green Corner, P.O.S.
*Carvalho's Ice-Cream Factory, Cor. 34 Alfredo St. and Ariapita Avenue, P.O.S., now Margaret Carvalho Roberts

Manuel Carvalho, born in Bom Successo, Santa Maria Maior, 18 February 1902 or 29 February 1904
Arrived 28 October 1922 at 20 years of age
Son of Manuel de Carvalho and Maria de Jesus
Married to Maria Humbertina Ximenes Carvalho, housewife, b. Sé, 1913, daughter of Humberto Paseral Ximenes and Gabriela de Abreu Ximenes, and father of Eugenia Carvalho, Teresa Carvalho and Maria Humbertina Carvalho
Shop clerk; Businessman: retail wine and spirit merchant, ice-cream manufacturer (Carvalho's Ice-Cream)
*Queen's Park Café, SE Cor. Queen's Park East & Belmont Circular Rd., P.O.S., now Philip Carvalho

João de Castro, born in São Roque, 30 October 1878
Son of João de Castro and Maria de Castro
Baker
High St., San Fernando, est. c.1908-1920

João Vieira Coelho, born in Santa Cruz, 25 April 1897
Arrived 18 June 1931 at 34 years of age
Son of Leandro Vieira Coelho and Maria Joaquim
Married to Maria de Vasconcelos Nunes Pombo Coelho
Businessman: retail wine and spirit merchant, rum manufacturer (Army and Navy), baker, and pasta manufacturer
Restoration Bar, 45, Prince St., P.O.S.; and others em Charlotte St., P.O.S., and em San Fernando
Victoria Bar, Cor. Queen & St. Vincent Sts., P.O.S.
Belle Eau Road Bakery, 57, Belle Eau Road, Belmont, P.O.S., est. c.1931
Coelho & Co., 57-61, Charlotte St., P.O.S. (1942)
Coelho & Sons Baking Co. Ltd., 41-45, Prince St., and Charlotte St., P.O.S (1962),
*Coelho Baking Industries, Lange Park, Chaguanas (-1989); now in the Bermúdez family

João Gonsalves Farinha, born in Câmara de Lobos, 18 March 1876
Arrived 1890 at 14 years of age
Son of Manuel Gonsalves Farinha and Alexandra Farinha
Businessman and proprietor
Cross Crossing, San Fernando

Manuel Fernandes, born in Santa Maria Maior, 10 February 1853
Arrived 1880
Son of José Fernandes and Francisca Fernandes
Married to Sabina Fernandes, born in 1851
Businessman: Wholesale and retail spirit merchants
Manoel Fernandes & Son, 25, Henry St., P.O.S., est. c.1890-1919

José Gregorio Fernandes, born in São Gonçalo, 13 February 1876
Arrived 8 November 1914
Son of Manuel Fernandes and Sabina Fernandes, and father of Joseph Bento and others
Retail spirit merchant, construction, motor agency
Fernandes & Co., Cor. (27) Henry & Queen Sts., P.O.S., est. 1920-1930 (now *
Fernandes Distillers)

Romano Ramos Fernandes, born in São Martinho, 18 January 1893
Arrived 15 January 1929 at 36 years of age
Son of Julio Fernandes and Joana Augusta Fernandes
Married to Maria do Ó Ramos
Industrial; proprietor: manufacturers of tiles
*Trinidad Concrete Products Ltd. (Tricon), Aranguez Estate, San Juan, after, 2, Henry St., P.O.S. and 15 Richmond St., P.O.S.; est. 1929-

Silvano Ferreira, born in São Roque, 7 July 1875
Son of José Ferreira and Carlota de Incarnação Ferreira
Married to Arcenia Maria Gomes, born in Trinidad, and father of Silvano, Gloria and
Ignatius Ferreira
Businessman: Retail spirit merchant and grocer
Cor. Caroni Savannah Rd. & Chaguanas Main Rd., Chaguanas; est. c.1920-1941

João Norberto de Freitas, born in Calheta, 6 June 1877
Arrived 2 April 1924
Son of Cesar de Freitas and Maria Adelaide de Freitas
Businessman: aerated water manufacturer
J.N. de Freitas, 31, Henry St., P.O.S., est. c.1915-1938

José Francisco de Freitas, born in Santa Cruz, 2 October 1907
Arrived 1932
Son of João Francisco de Freitas and Eugenia Amelia Batista
Married to Filomena Farinha de Freitas, and father of Lionel, Eleutério, José Victor, Maria Aldora, Chilha, Doris, Veronica, Sidonio, Francisco, and Dennis Anthony (corrections to original appendix in Portuguese supplied by Francisco de Freitas, July 2001)
Baker
Crown Bakery; Crown Bakeries Ltd., 101, Charlotte St., P.O.S. and St. James Bakery, 21, Nizam St., St. James, est. 1932-?

Ernesto Gomes, born in São Gonçalo in 1905
Arrived 1919 at 14 years of age
Son of Manuel Gomes and Julia de Jesus
Businessman and proprietor: Retail spirit merchant
Standard Bar, Usine Ste. Madeleine
Sunset Bar, Lord & Coffee Sts., San Fernando, est. c.1940s-1950s

Manoel Gomes, born in São Gonçalo, c.7 January 1889 or 1894
Arrived 3 August 1921
Son of Manuel Gomes and Carolina de Jesus
Retail wine and spirit merchant
St. John's Village, San Fernando, est. c.1940-1950s

Adelia Gomes Rodrigues Gomes, born in Portugal
Restaurant owner
*Gomes Sunrise Portuguese Restaurant, Lower Milford Road, Scarborough; est. 1958-

Manoel Gonsalves, born in São Roque, 1896
Retalhista de vinhos
*Brooklyn Bar, SE Cor. Carlos & Roberts Sts., Woodbrook, P.O.S.
Golden Gate Bar, Cor. Duke & Charlotte Sts., P.O.S., and another in Cipriani Boulevard, Newtown, P.O.S.

João Gonsalves Junior, born in Santa Maria Maior, 17 May 1877
Arrived 16 July 1897
Son of João Gonsalves and Maria Julia Gonsalves
Married to Maria Rosa Mendonça Gonsalves
Businessman: Dry goods merchant (embroidery, wickerwork and filigree silver)
Madeira House, NE Cor. Queen & St. Vincent Sts., P.O.S., est. c.1927-c.1940

António Rodrigues Gouveia, born in São Roque, 13 June 1880
Arrived in 1897 at 17 years of age
Son of José Rodrigues Gouveia and Narcisa Augusta Rodrigues Gouveia
Married to Maria Gomes Jardine Gouveia, daughter of António Gomes Jardine and Herminia Gomes Jardine, housewife
Businessman: negociante de vinhos and de álcool, and service station proprietor
A.R. Gouveia, Tunapuna

João Rodrigues Gouveia, born in São Roque, 5 March 1886
Arrived 29 July 1903 at 17 years of age
Son of José Luiz Rodrigues Gouveia and Narsiza Augusta Rodrigues Gouveia
Married to Maria da Conceição, and father of Bella (1914), António (1915), João (1916), Ferdinand (1927), Carmelita (1928), Lourdes (1932), and Selina (1933)
Businessman: grocer, produce dealer, retail spirit merchant, stamp dealer, service station proprietor, and government contractor
J.R. Gouveia, Duke St., P.O.S.; 3 retail shops in Curepe, and Eros Cinema; est. c.1904-1970

José Gomes Garanito, born in Santo António, 4 October 1878
Arrived 1922
Son of João Gomes Garanito and Virginia Gomes Garanito
Married to Georgina Amelia Garanito
Wholesale and retail wine and spirit merchants, rum manufacturer, grocer, produce and provision merchants, general merchants, and dry goods merchants (wickerwork from Madeira), and insurance agent, etc., with J.G. Henriques
J.G. Henriques & Co. Ltd., 5, Henry St. (1918); after 60, South Quay, P.O.S., and 2, Broadway and South Quay, P.O.S.
Broadway Bar, South Quay, P.O.S.; est. 1911-1977

José Gomes Henriques, born in São Martinho, 1887
Wholesale and retail wine and spirit merchants, rum manufacturer, grocer, general merchants, and dry goods dealer (wickerwork from Madeira), and insurance agent, etc., with J.G. Garanito
J.G. Henriques & Co. Ltd., 5, Henry St. (1918); after 60, South Quay, P.O.S., and 2, Broadway and South Quay, P.O.S.
Broadway Bar, South Quay, P.O.S.; est. 1911-1977

Joaquim Gomes Jardim, born in Santo António, 2 February 1892
Arrived 1904 de 12 years of age
Son of João Gomes Jardim and Rosa Gomes Jardim
Married to Aurora de Sousa Jardim
Businessman and proprietor: Retail spirit merchant, St. Joseph (2 shops); Caura Royal Road, El Dorado; est. c.1930s-1954

Albino João, born in São Roque, 16 April 1898
Arrived 14 November 1921
Son of Francisco João and Maria João
Grandfather of
Gene Samuel, famous cyclist of Trinidad & Tobago
Businessman: Retail spirit merchant, La Pique Rd., San Fernando, est. c.1930s-1950s

Theodoro Maria da Conceição Lourenço, born in Sé, 5 March 1886
Arrived 1914 at 28 years of age
Son of Pedro José Lourenço and Cristina Augusta Ferreira
Businessman and proprietor: wine manufacturer, wholesale and retail spirit merchants
El Gallo Establishment, 17, Nelson St., P.O.S.
Piccadilly Central Bar, est. c.1930-1969

Henrique da Luz, born in Santa Maria Maior, 2 April 1894
Arrived 22 June1910
Son of José da Luz and Maria da Luz
Businessman: Retail spirit merchant, hotel proprietor, manager of M.A. Silva's businesses
La Petite Glacière Bar, 9, Chacon St., P.O.S., est. 1927-?

João Cesar d'Abreu Macedo, born in Sé, 1870
Businessman: wholesale and retail wine and spirit merchants; photographer (1904-1905)
J.C.A. Macedo, 46, Charlotte St., P.O.S., est. c.1904-1931

Joaquim Magalhães, born in Peso da Regua, Portugal
Arrived 23 October 1900
Son of António Maria Magalhães and Amélia Carneiro Magalhães
Businessman: grocer; aerated water manufacturer
St. Croix Corner; High St., Princes Town, est. c.1913-1924

João Mendes, born in Sitio da Ponte Bugia Lingerão, Arco da Calheta, Ponta de Sol, 16 August 1886
Arrived 15 April 1914 at 28 years of age
Son of Francisco Mendes and Virginia de Jesus Mendes
Father of
John (Auxiliary Bishop of Port of Spain), Anthony, Manuel, Joseph, Arnold, Theresa, Carmina, Philomena, Cecilia (mother of Debra O'Connor, national badminton player), and Bernadette
Businessman: grocer
Siparia High St., Siparia

Martinho de Mendonça, born in Santa Cruz, 27 October 1900
Arrived 15 June 1939
Son of António de Mendonça and Rosa Batista
Baker
Mendonça's, 50, Park St., P.O.S.

Jacinto Fiel Nunes, born in Monte, 24 April 1886
Arrived 12 February 1912
Son of Jacinto Nunes and Ludovina Nunes
Married to Olinda A. Nunes, and father of Arlindo, Luez do Rosario, Angelo and Maria Julieta
Businessman: produce and provision merchants, retail wine merchant, lumber merchant, aerated water manufacturer, proprietor of service stations, and racehorse owner
J.F. Nunes, 13, Queen St., and 2, Guanapo St., Arima
La India Bar, est. c.1919-1945

José João Pereira, born in Caniço, Santa Cruz, 17 December 1916
Arrived 8 February 1939 at 23 years of age
Son of José Pereira and Carlota de Jesus
Married to Melcia Lee, born in Trinidad
Businessman: grocer
J.P. Supermarket, 4A, Western Main Rd., St. James, P.O.S.; est. 1961-1980

José Miguel Pereira, born in (Nossa Senhora do) Monte, 9 May 1878
Arrived 22 July 1895
Son of Augusto Pereira, and Rosalina Martins Pereira
Businessman and proprietor: lumber merchant, provision and produce dealer, aerated water manufacturer, confectioner
J.M. Pereira, 13, Queen St. and Broadway, Arima
Horseshoe Bar, Arima; est. c.1908-1938

Silvestre Severiano Nunes Pereira, born in Campanário, 31 December 1876
Arrived 1897
Son of Manuel Luis Pereira and Isabel Nunes Pereira
Married to Eulalia Pereira, and father of Baldwin and Rita
Industrialist: confectioner, chocolate and pasta manufacturer
S.S.N. Pereira Ltd. (Pereira's Sweets), Colonial Factory, 68, Prince St., P.O.S.; est. c.1921-1977

Francisco Pestana, born in Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, 26 November 1885
Arrived 27 September 1905
Son of Francisco Pestana and Josefa Joaquinha
Married to Maria Mónica Reis Pestana, and father of Lourenço, Andrieta and Adriana
Businessman and proprietor: Retail spirit merchant, grocer, NW Cor. King & Abercromby Sts., St. Joseph

Maria Mónica Reis Pestana, born in Sitio da Romeiras, Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, 16 July1902
Arrived 25 July 1921 at 19 years of age
Daughter of Manuel Pestana and Maria da Incarnação
Married to Francisco Pestana, and mother of Lourenço, Andrieta and Adriana
Housewife and businesswoman: dry goods shop-keeper, grocer, florist, taxi service

João Quintal, born in São Roque, 22 June 1872
Arrived July 1892 at 20 years of age
Son of João Quintal and Maria Rosa Quintal
Businessman: Retail spirit merchant, Baker, hotel proprietor
Black Cat Bar, High St., San Fernando, and 4 others; Coffee St. (bakery); est. c.1910-?

António dos Ramos, born in São Roque, 25 March or 3 December 1898
Arrived October 1929
Son of José dos Ramos and Guilhermina Augusta de Jesus dos Ramos
Businessman: Retail spirit merchant, grocer
Horseshoe Establishment, 19a, Broadway, Arima; est. c.1940-1964

José Fernandes Reis
Businessman: grocer (1905), pharmacist (1907-1914); stamp dealer (1901); wholesale and retail wine and spirit merchants (1915-1931); wholesale and retail provision merchant, commission merchant, and aerated water manufacturer (1915)
J.F. Reis & Co., Marine Sq. & Charlotte St., P.O.S.
New York Grocery, 31, King St./Marine Sq., P.O.S.
New York Pharmacy, 31, King St./Marine Sq. and Charlotte St. (1911)
Grocery, Charlotte St.
22, Marine Square, 25, Henry St. (rum)
The Exchange Bar, Cor. Nelson St. & Marine Sq., P.O.S.
La India Bar, Cor. Duke & Frederick Sts., P.O.S.
Rising Sun Bar, Cor. Queen & (25) Charlotte Sts., P.O.S.; est. c.1895?-1916

António Gonsalves Rezende, born in São Martinho do Porto, Portugal, 14 February 1866
Arrived 1880
Son of Manuel Rezende and Catherine do Rozario Rezende
Married to Ilisa Rezende
Businessman: aerated water manufacturer
A.G. Rezende, 9, Tragarete Rd., P.O.S., est. c.1925-1941

Eduardo de Sá Gomes, born in São Pedro, 17 March 1893
Arrived 1916
Son of Francisco Gomes Junior and Alcina Brigida de Sá Gomes
Businessman and proprietor: household goods and hardware, and gents' haberdashery (until 1955); furniture (1950s-1960s); gramophone dealer and repairer and record dealer (pioneer calypso recordings), radio and television dealer, etc.
Sá Gomes Radio Emporiums, Park St., and after 66, Frederick St., after 44, Marine Sq., P.O.S., and 2 in Coffee St., San Fernando, 1 in Curepe and 1 em Scarborough; Sá Gomes Ltd. (1958), and today, *Sá Gomes Music Ltd. (1989), 1 Taylor St., Woodbrook, P.O.S.; est. 1927-

Bento José dos Santos, born in Funchal
Son of Bento José dos Santos and M.J. dos Santos
Businessman: provision merchant
B.J. Dos Santos, 2, Broadway, P.O.S.; est. c.1914-1921

José Joaquim Serpa
Businessman: provision merchant
Queen St. and Broadway, Arima
Jubilee Bar, Tragarete Road, P.O.S., est. c.1914-?

António Pereira Serrão, born in Estreito da Calheta, 4 December 1911
Arrived 31 July1928 de 17 years of age
Son of Francisco José Pereira Serrão and Maria Bemvinda França Serrão
Businessman: Retail spirit merchant, dry goods merchant;grocer; owner of restaurants
New York Restaurant, Cor. Lord & Mucurapo Sts., San Fernando
Monaco Restaurant, San Fernando

Candido Cesar da Silva, born in São Roque, 3 October 1890
Arrived 20 November 1914
Son of António Joaquim da Silva and Maria Izabel da Silva
Businessman: Retail spirit merchant
Black Cat Bar, High St., San Fernando; est. c.1931-1938

J[osé].C. da Silva, born in São Roque, 6 August 1881
Son of António Joaquim da Silva and Maria Izabel da Silva
Businessman: Retail spirit merchant
J.C. da Silva, Mucurapo St., San Fernando; est. c.1920-1945

Manuel Augusto da Silva, born in São Roque, 16 April 1884
Arrived 1903 de 19 years of age (returned to Madeira to live)
Son of António Joaquim da Silva and Maria Izabel da Silva
Married to Margarida da Silva, and father of Carmina, António, Martha, Angela, and Margarida
Businessman: manufacturer of Mimosa Madeira Wine, cherry brandy, and Silva's Aromatic Bitters; wholesale and retail wine and spirit merchants
Coronation (1908)
The Black Cat Bar (1912), NE Cor. Henry & Queen Sts., P.O.S.
Empire Bar, Cor. Henry & Prince Sts., P.O.S.;
Red Flag Establishment, George St., P.O.S.; (1909-1967), 73 Queen St, P.O.S. Est. c.1912-1967

Manuel Joaquim da Silva, born in São Roque, 4 December 1865
Arrived 26 September 1879?
Son of João da Silva and Josepha Adelaide da Silva
Businessman: wholesale and retail provision and produce merchant; wholesale and retail wine and spirit merchant
Crown Bar, 1, Broadway and 62, South Quay, P.O.S., Almond Walk/Broadway; 62, South Quay, P.O.S. (1908), est. c.1905-1913

João Soares, born in São Gonçalo, 29 April 1889
Arrived 1909 at 20 years of age, died in Trinidad in 1966
Son of José Soares and Maria de Jesus
Married to Mabel Soares (Suares), born in Barbados in 1903 (died in Trinidad in 1992) and father of Janice and Noel Suares
Businessman: Retail spirit merchant; grocer; est. c.1962-
*Suares Supermarket, Diego Martin

Luis de Sousa, born in Santa Cruz, 16 November 1921
Arrived 16 May 1946
Son of Hilario de Sousa and Maria de Freitas
Married to Maria Elisa da Ressuraição Sousa, daughter of Manuel Mascimiario Escorcio e Maria Ema de Jesus Escorcio, born in Santa Cruz, born March 1921, housewife
Shop clerk; Businessman: grocer; retail wine and beer merchant (Luis' Bar), NW Cor. Edward & Queen Sts., P.O.S.; est. -1994.

Henrique Rodrigues de Souza, born in São Roque, 15 or 27 July 1895
Arrived September 1908 at 23 years of age
Son of José Rodrigues de Souza and (Luiza) Maria de Jesus
Married to Lucy Rodrigues de Souza, born in P.O.S., and born 6 October 1897, housewife, and father of Jacintho R. de Souza, and others
Businessman: Baker; aerated water manufacturer; grocer; retail spirit merchant - 2 rum shops and groceries em Chaguanas and 1 em Carapichaima
White Eagle Bar and Grocery, 97 Western Main Road, St. James, P.O.S., est. c.1910s-1930s

Manuel (Vasconcellos) de Souza, born in Machico, 1874
Son of Luiz and Paulina Rosa de Souza
Married to Mary Eugenia Sabino, born in Trinidad, and father of Maria Eustacia (paternal grandmother of the
author), Raymond, Isabel, Leo and Camilla; brother of Christina (also an immigrant), Josť and Jo„o (who may have remained in Madeira)
Shop clerk; Businessman: Retail spirit merchant
Diamond Bar, Market Sq., Scarborough, and others, est. c.1921-c.1925 

José Romano Teixeira, born in Santa Cruz, 20 December 1908 or 1909
Arrived 7 September 1928 at 19 years of age
Son of José Romano Teixeira and Maria de Jesus Gonsalves
Father of Mathilda, Odette, Patricia, Anne, Arturo, Joseph and Gerard
Businessman: Retail spirit merchant; grocer; hardware dealer
Teixeira's Grocery, St. Ann's Rd. and Cascade Rd., St. Ann's
Maraval Grocery and Bar, Morne Coco Rd./Saddle Rd., Maraval; est. pre-1924-1964

Jacinto Francisco Xavier, born in São Roque, 22 September 1875
Arrived 1922
Son of José Francisco Xavier and Joaquina Xavier)
Married to Elizabeth Xavier, born in Trinidad
Proprietor and Businessman: Wholesale and retail spirit merchants; grocer
J.F. Xavier, Queen St., P.O.S.
The Green Coconut Tree Bar, 113, Queen St., P.O.S. Couva, est. c.1920-1933

António Nunes Xavier, born in Monte, 14 August 1910
Son of Manuel Nunes Xavier and Joaquina dos Santos Xavier
Businessman
Fyzabad

Manoel Nunes Xavier Jr., born in Monte, 1900
Arrived c.1916
Son of Manuel Nunes Xavier and Joaquina dos Santos Xavier
Married to Theresa de Oliveira, and father of Antero, Joan, Philip, Anthony, Martin, Vivienne, Mary and Jude
Businessman: Retail spirit merchant; grocer; dry goods dealer
Tiger Cat Establishment, 55, Naparima-Mayaro Rd., Cocoyea (Corinth Junction), San Fernando; est. c.1930s-1969

Other well-known Portuguese businessmen or businessmen of Portuguese origin:

George Cabral
Henry Alexander de Freitas
H.N. Govia
Gregorios
Albert Mendes
Alfred Mendes
Francis Mendes
Charles Gomes Netto
A.L. Pereira
A.M. Querino
Joaquim Ribeiro
J.O. Rodriguez
António Serrão
A.G. de Silva


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