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Pan Trinbago continues to be hit with allegations of financial mismanagment and misappropriation

The Unsound Note: Part 1 of 2 - A TV6 News Investigation

By Mark Bassant

With the Panorama preliminaries just five days away on the weekend, Pan Trinbago continues to be hit with allegations of financial mismanagment and misappropriation of funds by the panmen who are calling for the head of the entire executive, including president Keith Diaz, who they have fingered as the main man to blame.

Diaz has refused to budge in light of several allegations levelled against him.

But after months of digging, TV 6's Senior Multimedia Investigative Journalist Mark Bassant uncovered an alleged questionable financial trail that will have already uneasy panmen now demanding further answers.

Here's the first in a two-part series that begins tonight entitled: "The Unsound Note."

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Comment by Denette on January 11, 2017 at 11:53am

Wow, what a colossal mess.  Some good investigative reporting by TV6. 

Comment by Randi Curvan on January 11, 2017 at 7:55am

This Pan Trinbago vs United Pan Players Movement ting!

 

I find it strange that after 60 odd years no one, either in Government or Steelbands' men/women have ever mentioned the likelyhood of forming a co-operative society based on the Co-operative Societies act of 1971 Trinidad and Tobago.

It seems to me the ideal candidate for such an organisation. it would make it extremely difficult for anyone irrespective of standing to buy Audi Q7s or BMWs without the full consent of its members.

a Steelband co-operative would be obliged to raise income, pay dividends and in doing so come under the full scrutiny of its members and the public alike.

Every day someone in T and T spouts the words "transparency" "accountability" and such like without any commitment to the cause.

If you are truly committed to being a developed nation by 2020, you can start by dismantling the structures that support corruption. Be open and honest, that will bring about trust and above all create development and sow the seeds of prosperity. There would be few places the greedy can hide if such an organisation were formed and be made/ bound by law to abide by this Act.

The business model would be such that fund raising, shared profits, educational scholarships and the like can all be achieved.

As JFK once said “ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country and its culture”.

 

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