Pan Trinbago is not a UNION for PAN PLAYERS/MUSICIANS they the players don't pay PT UNION DUES.
Who Am I? A Breakdown Of George “Sonny” Goddard’s Accomplishments
by George D. Goddard Jr.
Steelband performers in Trinidad and Tobago (steeldrum’s birthplace) since 1950, have been represented by three organizations: the Steelbands Association, the National Association of Trinidad and Tobago Steelbandsmen (NATTS), and (now) Pan Trinbago.
Pan Trinbago never said that it represents the interest of the players.
If Pan Trinbago don't represent the bands/players what's their purpose???
Their purpose is to CONTROL the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of DOLLARS given to them by the GOVERNMENT and any other sources.
Almost THREE HUNDRED MILLION poured into the DIAZ-FORTEAU Pan Trinbago administration and then they ended up SIXTY MILLION in debt and OWING THE PAN PLAYERS MONEY.
I am glad to see VALENTINE YOUNG still fighting the battle.
In theory, this is the promise: (f) to advance and protect the welfare and interest of members of steelbands;