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Barbara liked Pan Times's discussion Maria Nunes takes us to the Laventille Steelband Street Parade
30 minutes ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion THE CIP is taking BIG CREDIT, boy ... ah never see ting so!!!
"Ah hope THE CIP doh TAKE CREDIT for THIS PICTURE!!!"
50 minutes ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Maria Nunes takes us to the Laventille Steelband Street Parade
""Steelband music is a true wonder of the world and when it happens like this in the street, close to us the people, pans being pushed, is when it is pan at it's most beautiful and powerful in my view. Pan is most potent when it is…"
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Andre-Roger Dellevi liked Pan Times's discussion Amrit Samaroo launches Lavwé Music.- The place for steelband music scores.
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B ajoh liked Pan Times's discussion Maria Nunes takes us to the Laventille Steelband Street Parade
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Claude Gonzales replied to Marcus Ash's discussion CLAUDE GONZALES IS KOOL
"Marcus: What we need most (and I have said this one thousand times before on this forum) is an integration of ideas between the LOCAL PAN SOLDIERS and the PAN SOLDIERS in the EXPAT ARMY. I don't know how much you know about my OPINIONS ON PAN,…"
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I eh too big on the PAN HISTORY TING. But this being NOMINATION WEEK ah taking ah little look in the ELECTION HISTORY BOOK
"On October 25th, 2009 THE RIGHT HONOURABLE KETIH DIAZ received 152 votes to defeat the incumbent Patrick Arnold’s 116, at the  Annual General Meeting/Trinbago Triennial Convention held at the East Mucurapo Secondary School, Mucurapo, Port…"
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CLAUDE GONZALES IS KOOL

I don't think I need to say anymore. Let Mr Gonzales' contributions speak for itself LOL! But on ah real.... I really do believe that he is KOOL, entertaining and vocal in one, but even if we disagree he really is a good soldier in the expat army.MarcusBlessings! See More
3 hours ago
Marcus Ash replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion THE CIP is taking BIG CREDIT, boy ... ah never see ting so!!!
"LOL ok "
3 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I eh too big on the PAN HISTORY TING. But this being NOMINATION WEEK ah taking ah little look in the ELECTION HISTORY BOOK
"Yuh could go South!!! Yuh could go East!!! Yuh could go North!!! Yuh could go Tobago!!! But you CANNOT FIND A CANDIDATE to beat THE RIGHT HONOURABLE KEITH DIAZ!!! Not in 2009!!! Not in 2012!!! Not in 2015!!! And now that GYPSY and DOLLY give THIS…"
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Claude Gonzales posted a discussion
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Stan replied to Pan Times's discussion Amrit Samaroo launches Lavwé Music.- The place for steelband music scores.
"Way to Go Amrit ! Raising the bar and enhancing the status of Steelpan Arrangers. "
4 hours ago
Aquil replied to Pan Times's discussion Amrit Samaroo launches Lavwé Music.- The place for steelband music scores.
"excellent initiative "
4 hours ago
Pan Times replied to Pan Times's discussion Amrit Samaroo launches Lavwé Music.- The place for steelband music scores.
"Congrats Amrit."
5 hours ago
Mercer Ramdoo replied to Aquil's discussion Let us rally around Photo’s cabal to fight the evil Diaz as he signs over PT to NCC. Yeah Right!
"The interest in the affairs of Pan Trinbago has waned considerably. Is it that writers have been threatened, or is it that arthritic conditions have attacked aging fingers? Nobody writing nothing no more (excuse the doubles), no one seems to care…"
6 hours ago
Mercer Ramdoo replied to Aquil's discussion Let us rally around Photo’s cabal to fight the evil Diaz as he signs over PT to NCC. Yeah Right!
""Afro-Trini PAN LOVERS" ??? What 'bout me?"
7 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion THE CIP is taking BIG CREDIT, boy ... ah never see ting so!!!
"THE WHOLE EXECUTIVE GOT TO GO ... that I have to see. If THE CIP could move KEITH DIAZ and MICHAEL JOSEPH and RICHARD FORTEAU and DARREN SHEPPARD from that office -- that will be a SHOCK TO ME!!!"
15 hours ago
Aquil replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion THE CIP is taking BIG CREDIT, boy ... ah never see ting so!!!
"o gosh, why alyuh does have to bust the CIP bubble so. let us take a lil pips nah. lol My humble apologies to the forum.  We must recognises the OLD soldiers and the WST family as the original soldiers in this decade long battle."
16 hours ago
Ayesha Mohammed replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion We have to see if we have any YOUNG CANDIDATES joining the list of USUAL SUSPECTS in 2018
"Very heavily male! Young people who think may not have a feel for this process, while they may enjoy their role in playing Pan."
18 hours ago

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THE CIP is taking BIG CREDIT, boy ... ah never see ting so!!!

Started by Claude Gonzales in News. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 50 minutes ago. 8 Replies

[Because of the brave, aggressive and relentless activism by THE CIP  (even in the face personal danger)] Pan Trinbago’s members are now writing, talking, posting, hosting radio programmes etc., against the executive as they now feel safe to do so.…Continue

Maria Nunes takes us to the Laventille Steelband Street Parade

Started by Pan Times in News. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

Sharing this rough edit of some rough footage of the Laventille Steelband Street Parade that celebrated it's 20th year earlier this month. I wasn't going to do anything with the footage because I shot it in between primarily focusing on taking…Continue

CLAUDE GONZALES IS KOOL

Started by Marcus Ash in Uncategorized. Last reply by Claude Gonzales 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

I don't think I need to say anymore. Let Mr Gonzales' contributions speak for itself LOL! But on ah real.... I really do believe that he is KOOL, entertaining and vocal in one, but even if we disagree he really is a good soldier in the expat…Continue

Amrit Samaroo launches Lavwé Music.- The place for steelband music scores.

Started by Pan Times in Commentary. Last reply by Stan 4 hours ago. 3 Replies

We are pleased to announce the online launch of Lavwé Music. The place for steelband music scores.Besides original compositions, we offer "arrangment by request" services where you name your song, state your specifics and we create an arrangement to…Continue

Let us rally around Photo’s cabal to fight the evil Diaz as he signs over PT to NCC. Yeah Right!

Started by Aquil in News. Last reply by Mercer Ramdoo 6 hours ago. 3 Replies

Let us rally around Photo’s cabal to fight the evil Diaz as he signs over PT to NCC. Yeah Right! By Aquil Arrindell The pan movement has become dependent on information coming out of the CIP camp. They also look forward to the CIP’s point of view on…Continue

We have to see if we have any YOUNG CANDIDATES joining the list of USUAL SUSPECTS in 2018

Started by Claude Gonzales in News. Last reply by Ayesha Mohammed 18 hours ago. 5 Replies

So here is the list from 2015 that we will compare to the new list coming out NEXT SATURDAY!!!President – Keith Diaz, Vernon P. Morancie, Beverly Ramsey-MooreVice President – Bryon Serrette, Douglas Williams, Khion De Las, Ronald Mc Lean, Bernard…Continue

EARL RICHARDS: Who yuh voting for in this PAN TRINBAGO ELECTIONS? Pick your candidate!!!

Started by Claude Gonzales in News. Last reply by Cecil hinkson 19 hours ago. 5 Replies

KEITH DIAZRICHARD FORTEAUGERARD MENDEZKERON VALENTINEBEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOOREVERNON MORANCIEOSWALD ALEXANDERGREGORY LINDSAYAfter Saturday we will refine the list. But start your evaluation!!!Do you think a WOMAN could win the PRESIDENCY OF PAN TRINBAGO?Continue

EDF Youth on Steel - Krisana Mitchell -- Esther Dalton Foundation

Started by Pan Times in News yesterday. 0 Replies

Meet Krisana Mitchell. Krisana Mitchell is the co-captain of St. Francois Girls College Steel Orchestra and proud to leave her legacy as a female pannist at the school.Read Krisana's full story and the stories of our other featured pannists at:…Continue

Pan Trinbago Elections

Started by Pan Times in News yesterday. 0 Replies

Pan Trinbago Elections…Continue

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When Steel Talks has lost an esteemed Member....

Posted by Ian Cox on June 18, 2018 at 10:58am 3 Comments

 Stanley 'Kiddie' Currency ( Known for his insightful, Thoughtful and biting commentary- And an Ardent Desperadoes Affectionado) has passed on.

Condolences to his immediate family, Simple Paradise Sports Club Members and friends. HE SHALL BE MISSED!

Steelband "pandemonium" is not just about pan people , it is about All of us !

Posted by Glenroy R Joseph on June 5, 2018 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

The mistake we are making , my friends is assuming that the problems facing the steelbands of T&T are pan people’s problems , but they are much more than that.

The problems are societal , and about national identity , culture ,vision and even more.

Trinidadians have not yet recognized that in a failing economy , an emphasis on culture and tourism will become a most important part of the nation's economic security.



Many Trinidadians have been reluctant to appreciate…

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