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Mercer Ramdoo replied to Kareem Richards's discussion Did Pan Trinbago lose their drum factory?
"Maybe, after all, the questions should be put to the Honorable Minister of Culture "what's up with dat, minister? I wonder if.............yuh mean 22 million?........Jes so?? Boy, the more ting change, the more dey remain de shame, or…"
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Ingrid Blackwood-Belle replied to Kareem Richards's discussion Did Pan Trinbago lose their drum factory?
"Claude, I'd love to be in a taxi driven by the world's greatest politician .... I would asked to be dropped off at 14-17 Park Street"
1 hour ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Kareem Richards's discussion Did Pan Trinbago lose their drum factory?
"Aquil: Here you go again making up lies about THE RIGHT HONOURABLE KEITH DIAZ and his MANAGERS. The MINISTER OF CULTURE just hired KEITH DIAZ and his MANAGERS to run PANORAMA 2018 handing over 22 MILLION TAX PAYERS $$$$$ to this group. These PAN…"
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Did Pan Trinbago lose their drum factory?

sent to my band's email address.Did Pan Trinbago lose their drum factory?By Aquil ArrindellSo in March 2015, the first steel was brought to Pan Trinbago’s pan factory based in Macoya. Before that, a memorandum of understanding was signed by the University of the West Indies(UWI) and Pan Trinbago(PT) where an agreement was made to split the payment on the rent. UWI’s part was research and development on the components of a special steel which would be ideal for the instrument (the steelpan) and PT’s responsibilities would include patenting the special alloy and promoting it as the best drum for making the instrument.Prior to all of that, in the same year, the financial advisor and the executive revealed that they had a plan that would make all steelband leaders rich. The financial advisor showed bandleaders the cost of a steel pan in the US compared to Trinidad. He then rolled out plans to manufacture pans worldwide using the drum factory as the centre of the million-dollar money…See More
13 hours ago
Aquil replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion GREGORY LINDSAY: Talk to me this morning now that the LAST NAIL has been hammered into the CIP coffin!!!
"Mr. Claude a lot of men of 60 years once complain about the same thing. the Central Impotent Privet Part (CIPP) is dead, but i am sure you are aware that viagra is a quick fix for that. No need to come to the forum with personal challenges.…"
15 hours ago
Aquil replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Don't expect any diatribes coming from the pen of Michael "Scobie" Joseph in a very long time
"mr. joseph has to much integrity for that. like you do read the man articles or what? half of it is usually about him and his unblemished character."
15 hours ago
Aquil replied to Pan Times's discussion New Trinidad & Tobago NCC (National Carnival Commission) Board named
"Mr. diaz placee is automatic according to NCC's constitution. the leaders of the three intros groups must be there. "
15 hours ago
Aquil replied to Pan Times's discussion New Trinidad & Tobago NCC (National Carnival Commission) Board named
"Mr. Claude why you want to see me on any board. you for get i have a recording contract to get starting? you want to give me additional stress."
15 hours ago
Aquil replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion WHAT A COUNTRY!!! The highly intelligent and educated MINISTER OF CULTURE pouring money (MILLIONS OF DOLLARS) into a corrupt PAN TRINBAGO ADMINISTRATION to produce a corrupt STEELBAND COMPETITION
"my when steel family , have no fear Aquil the optimist is here, the glass is not half empty my friends, it is half full. Everything happens for a reason and sometimes we don't understand it but thats OK because some things are beyond our…"
15 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion New Trinidad & Tobago NCC (National Carnival Commission) Board named
"Bugs: If I were you -- as a MOVIE PRODUCER -- I would be keeping a very low profile lest some young ladies come out and start making accusations against you in the press. Right now it looks like you are more likely to go to CLUB JAIL than both ROLLY…"
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Bugs replied to Pan Times's discussion New Trinidad & Tobago NCC (National Carnival Commission) Board named
"Claude clearly the Dr. is firmly charge. The days of the old boys network is over.   Where is The Photo?  Last year the Photo was on tv disrespectfully barking at the Minister and essentially calling her a little girl.  What a…"
17 hours ago
Glenroy R Joseph replied to Pan Times's discussion New Trinidad & Tobago NCC (National Carnival Commission) Board named
"See how allyuh bad , Claude ? You chose to say "Dollar Wine" in charge , but I say a real panman claiming what is his !"
17 hours ago
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Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion New Trinidad & Tobago NCC (National Carnival Commission) Board named
"odw: read the passage from YOUR ARTICLE that I specifically selected. I think that the author is pointing out the folly of the management of the NCC. PAN TRINBAGO and KEITH DIAZ have NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT!!!"
21 hours ago
odw replied to Pan Times's discussion New Trinidad & Tobago NCC (National Carnival Commission) Board named
"Claude, how could you claim “incompetence” on the part of Dr. Dolly?  Pan Trinbago keep coming-up “SHORT” every panorama with pan musicians pay.  What leverage they could have negotiating with DR. Dolly??? …"
23 hours ago
Cecil hinkson replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well EVERYBODY ON THE FORUM get vex with RUSSELL PROVIDENCE and they want to drown the man in MORIN BAY ...
"Claude, you are spot on with "relevance to the Big Picture" If the CIP present that at the next meeting, Diaz and his people will get up and leave the meeting and tell them take him to court. I have a funny suspicion the CIP feel they…"
23 hours ago
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well EVERYBODY ON THE FORUM get vex with RUSSELL PROVIDENCE and they want to drown the man in MORIN BAY ...
"Cecil: I hope that you are seeing LESS and LESS from the GOVERNMENT towards PAN and CALYPSO and MAS. And almost ZERO for Chutney. The thing is even going to get worse because that ELECTRIC CAR is on the horizon and you know what that is going to…"
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Did Pan Trinbago lose their drum factory?

Started by Kareem Richards in Uncategorized. Last reply by Mercer Ramdoo 12 minutes ago. 3 Replies

sent to my band's email address.Did Pan Trinbago lose their drum factory?By Aquil ArrindellSo in March 2015, the first steel was brought to Pan Trinbago’s pan factory based in Macoya. Before that, a memorandum of understanding was signed by the…Continue

GREGORY LINDSAY: Talk to me this morning now that the LAST NAIL has been hammered into the CIP coffin!!!

Started by Claude Gonzales in Uncategorized. Last reply by Aquil 15 hours ago. 1 Reply

Yuh reading DOCTOR DOLLY wrong boy. And even when she stab the CIP in the back yuh still come here yesterday and making up some cock and bull story about De Silva -- trying to protect THE DOLLY out of fear that the CIP may one day have to go stretch…Continue

Don't expect any diatribes coming from the pen of Michael "Scobie" Joseph in a very long time

Started by Claude Gonzales in Uncategorized. Last reply by Aquil 15 hours ago. 1 Reply

Forteau and Diaz met with the MARDI GRAS and worked out FUNDING that will line their pockets at the expense of the PAN MAN for PANORAMA 2018. I am sure that Michael Joseph will be getting his cut so I don't expect to see any diatribes flowing from…Continue

New Trinidad & Tobago NCC (National Carnival Commission) Board named

Started by Pan Times in News. Last reply by Aquil 15 hours ago. 32 Replies

Colin Lucas - ChairmanAinsworth Mohammed - Deputy ChairmanDr. Susan Burke - MemberGervon Abraham - MemberJacqueline Springer-Dillon - MemberDarian…Continue

WHAT A COUNTRY!!! The highly intelligent and educated MINISTER OF CULTURE pouring money (MILLIONS OF DOLLARS) into a corrupt PAN TRINBAGO ADMINISTRATION to produce a corrupt STEELBAND COMPETITION

Started by Claude Gonzales in Uncategorized. Last reply by Aquil 15 hours ago. 3 Replies

It's not to say that she does not know that PAN TRINBAGO is a beehive of CORRUPTION because executive members have resigned and spilled their guts in the MEDIA. And she even promised to AUDIT the corruption -- but excuses abound!!!Now the part about…Continue

Well EVERYBODY ON THE FORUM get vex with RUSSELL PROVIDENCE and they want to drown the man in MORIN BAY ...

Started by Claude Gonzales in Uncategorized. Last reply by Cecil hinkson 23 hours ago. 6 Replies

... just because the man come on the FORUM and attack the CIP as being a VIKEY VIE and SHORT OF A LENGTH organization. They even import ah special man to attack RP and chase him off the forum. Because at that time the CIP was flying high (in their…Continue

GREGORY LINDSAY: Let me see if I get this right about the deal between PAN TRINBAGO and DOCTOR DOLLY

Started by Claude Gonzales in Uncategorized. Last reply by Gregory Lindsay yesterday. 9 Replies

So PAN TRINBAGO met with the NCC and worked out the details of FUNDING PANORAMA 2018 to the detriment of PAN MEN and then DOCTOR DOLLY signed off on the whole deal and then put her new NCC team in place and we are FORWARDING to PANORAMA 2018.KEITH…Continue

Well SEPTEMBER come and GONE and is OCTOBER now and still NO AUDIT REPORT from the PAN TRINBAGO investigation

Started by Claude Gonzales in Uncategorized. Last reply by Ayesha Mohammed yesterday. 10 Replies

Some people say that the investigation has been completed and the report will be delivered soon. Because DOCTOR DOLLY got INTEGRITY and she will not LIE to the PEOPLE. I am saying that there WAS NO INVESTIGATION. And even if there was an…Continue

Why we need more pan on the road at Carnival

Started by Glenroy R Joseph in Steelband Music. Last reply by Claude Gonzales yesterday. 183 Replies

I have always maintained that Trinidad's Carnival has suffered in quality as steel-band participation diminished.It was the steel-band, and to a lesser extent the calypso, that made Trinidad Carnival unique. This is not to "dis" calypso, but…Continue

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PAN TRIBAGO TELEPHONES

Posted by sherman allison fyfe on November 10, 2017 at 11:17am 3 Comments

I have been trying to reach Pan Trinbago by telephone since last week. These are the numbers I have; 623 4486, 625 3556, & 623 6831. These are for the Head Office. The East Zone where I am located gave me 2 numbers, 369 6437 & 337 5095. All these numbers are out of service. This is the WORLD governing body for steelpan Really? Should I continue to be a member of this organization? Given all the other ills that have been aired publicly over the past several months. There are those who…

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EBONITES.........Who?

Posted by Winston Andrews on November 7, 2017 at 3:30pm 10 Comments

EBONITES.........Who?

Very few knew who they were or where they came from, but that J'Ouvert morning they claimed their place in Carnival history. The year was 1960 and the carnival music flavor, Pan, was ripe from diversity and discovery as the genius of the pannist blossomed. The gladiators in this arena were Trinidad All Stars, Invaders, Desperadoes, Hilanders, Starlift, Guinness Cavaliers, Casablanca and Tokyo. As far as John Public was concerned, out of the aforementioned…

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