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January 2016 Blog Posts (6)

the Real Husbands of Desperadoes/ Hollywood Laventille Hills

Well we've seen the real housewives of Hollywood and the real Husbands of Hollywood this story is about the Real Husbands of  Desperadoes from Trinidad's Hollywood Hills Laventille. she first got married to one Beverly Griffith and had a…

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Added by sterling c sample sr aka sugars on January 29, 2016 at 12:30am — 6 Comments

Casablanca's Plight in Judging

The matter of Casablanca Steel Orchestra not going forward to the semi-final round in the small band category was not only an issue of a couple points short of qualifying. While awaiting their turn to perform, the captain Allyson Poteon was informed by a Pan Trinbago official that the Dj had lost the copy of their tune which had to be played before the band’s performance (the tune of choice is played for all bands competing at every level of Panorama and the scores are given based on…

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Added by Naurice Baldwin on January 22, 2016 at 5:55pm — 14 Comments

Casablanca's Plight

The matter of Casablanca Steel Orchestra not going forward to the semi-final round in the small band category was not only an issue of a couple points short of qualifying. While awaiting their turn to perform, the captain Allyson Poteon was informed by a Pan Trinbago official that the Dj had lost the copy of their tune which had to be played before the band’s performance (the tune of choice is played for all bands competing at every level of Panorama and the scores are given based on…

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Added by Naurice Baldwin on January 22, 2016 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Panorama and Politics: The State and Steelband¹

(Part 1 of a T&T Guardian series on Panorama)



The annual ritual of the steelband Panorama competition has begun in Trinidad and Tobago, and continues apace through the stages culminating on Carnival Saturday with the finals. With the financial cutbacks across the board in all areas of the economy including Carnival, there is a…

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Added by Nigel Campbell on January 21, 2016 at 10:55am — No Comments

Dr JIT SamarooThe Honorary Doctorate bestowed on Dr Samaroo was truly deserved

Dr JIT Samaroo

The Honorary Doctorate bestowed on Dr Samaroo was truly deserved

He is the most gifted and the humblest of persons I have ever met and known in my entire life.

He has left us a legacy and record that will not be easily broken/achieved in a long, long time.

He has left the Renegades Steel Orchestra with many fond memories and achievements that will never be forgotten by generations.

As a true Trini son of the soil; he excelled in the musical field, and let…

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Added by Michael Marcano on January 11, 2016 at 1:25am — 1 Comment

CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF DR. JIT SAMAROO

CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, FANS AND RENEGADES STEEL ORCHESTRA ON THE PASSING OF DR. JIT SAMAROO, ON BEHALF OF DESPERADOES STEEL ORCHESTRA.

Added by Ian Franklin on January 7, 2016 at 2:10pm — 22 Comments

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