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Changing of the Guards(Pantrinbago Gangstas) is all well and good, but the question is who is going to Guard the new GUARDS ?

Its seems likely that there will be a changing of the guards at Pantrinbago,  If that is the case and we have new Guards (President and executives of Pantrinbago) Who is going to Guard the Guards from doing the same things as the old Guards ? Who is going to see that there is Transparency, Accountability, Timely disbursement of payments owing to players and bands, Finishing the Pan Headquarters and taking Pan in the Mecca of Pan (T&T) to a higher level where it has not gone before. WHO IS GOING TO GUARD THESE GUARDS ?. 

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Earl: BIG OLD HARDBACK MEN don't change!!! So we cannot really expect to see any change once THE USUAL SUSPECTS win the next election and take charge. We could hope for a LITTLE MARKETING and some financial solvency -- but grabbing the money and filling your pockets first will still be the order of the day.

In other words: NO GUARDS TO GUARD THE GUARDS!!!

Pan Trinbago must be dismantled and put out to a permanent rest.. 

bugs

The way to guard guards is to not let them just do what they want till they can't any more, and then just walk away. The day somebody make a jail, then the new guards will think twice. In other words, we have to guard the guards by holding them to account.

Kim Johnson is absolutely right!!

only holding people to account can possibly improve matter. And that means following a constitution as it is intended to function.  If Pan leaders not ready for accountability, then don’t bawl murder when more Bonilla come out.

 good point

 but really as we all know its a whole fraternity

 attorneys will have the last say with  who pays the most

 we still  in reverse

They just have to put honest people to run things.

We must be optimistic no square pegs in round hole this time around

"Cut off the head of the snake and another will grow in its place."

PanTrinbago is a cultural organization which was incorporated by Act of Parliament, 5 of 1986. It formerly operated and was registered as a Union representing the interest of steelpan players. The general membership of the steelband Movement decided that it would better serve their interests in the development and promotion of the steelband, to become incorporated by an Act of Parliament here in Trinidad and Tobago, the birth place of the steelband and the main centre for the propagation of this art form.

Pan Trinbago expects to maintain strong ties and work closely with Musicians’ Unions in countries wherever steelpan players perform, so that any industrial and/or labour disputes involving steelbandsmen could be properly handled.

Pan Trinbago is recognized as the parent body for steelbands not only in Trinidad and Tobago but in all parts of the world where such bands may exist. We are not only a national organization, representing the largest cultural group in our country, but an international organization which is active in the promotion of a new and vibrant musical form that is fast achieving universal recognition and acceptance.

Pan Trinbago was formed in 1971 but the Steelband Movement has been organized since 1950. Pan Trinbago’s predecessor was the National Association of Trinidad and Tobago steelbandsmen and we wish to pay tribute to all the pioneers of the former Steelband Association who have laid the groundwork to successfully represent the Steelband Movement and assure that the rights of our members are not trampled upon.

Pan Trinbago, as stated in its constitution, holds a Triennial Convention at which each band is represented by two delegates with voting powers. Observers are also allowed, but these do not have the right to cast a vote at the Organisation’s general election, which takes place at the end of the Convention. An annual General Meeting is held in the month of October, where Reports from the President, Secretary and Treasurer are considered.

http://www.pantrinbago.co.tt/Overview/About

Time to consider constitutional reform and review the Act of Parliament, 5 of 1986.

Act1986_5.docx

"Pan Trinbago expects to maintain strong ties and work closely with Musicians’ Unions in countries wherever steelpan players perform, so that any industrial and/or labour disputes involving steelbandsmen could be properly handled.

Pan Trinbago is recognized as the parent body for steelbands not only in Trinidad and Tobago but in all parts of the world where such bands may exist. We are not only a national organization, representing the largest cultural group in our country, but an international organization which is active in the promotion of a new and vibrant musical form that is fast achieving universal recognition and acceptance."

How could anybody read this and take PAN TRINBAGO seriously?

PanTrinbago is a cultural organization which was incorporated by Act of Parliament, 5 of 1986. It formerly operated and was registered as a Union representing the interest of steelpan players  

Are the executives of Pantrinbago EXEMPT from facing the long arms of the LAW after using Pan players monies for their own personnel  interest? But when a lotto vender is found guilt of stealing NLCB monies from the cash register, He/She is arrested and charged   Is this double standard or not, what is good for the goose is good for the gander.

"Rebels" by Frank Collymore.
'There have always been rebels, non-conformists
Some blossoming into martyrdom and some escaping.

Always the mutative leaven
Finding the rules irksome
An amoeba tore off the old school tie
the pterodactyl scoffed at the earth-hold.
Prophets, priests, and kings
fixed unalterable boundaries, broken always.
Always the rebel, planning the kingdom
Sometimes in heaven, sometimes on earth
The perfect state of paper or chromium.

And so when rebel-ways are metalled
And rebellion dons the robes of authority
And red flags are streamed down to red tape
New rebels will be born.

Thank God for Rebels.
There will always be rebels.'

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