Historic 2018 election installs first woman president
Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Beverley Ramsey-Moore with 117 votes created history as the first woman to win the presidency of Pan Trinbago in what has to be considered one of the most contentious elections in the history of the embattled organization. For the first time there were select teams running campaigns, and the election cycle was also the one to take advantage of the accessibility of social media platforms; one where a first-ever debate (organized by the Invaders Steel Orchestra music organization) among six of eight presidential hopefuls was hosted; and efforts put into wooing and winning prospective votes via interactive visits to pan yards of the steelband fraternity.
Applause erupted on the afternoon of Sunday October 28 as Ramsey-Moore’s victory was officially announced, while excited and happy supporters surrounded her at the elections venue of Mucurapo East Secondary School in Port-of-Spain offering congratulations, hugs, and snagging pictures with the incoming executive.