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IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO GIVE THE FOREIGN STEEL ORCHESTRAS THAT ARE COMING TO COMPETE IN THE INTERNATIONAL PANORAMA IN THE MECCA OF PAN A SIGHT SEEING TOUR OF OUR STEELBAND HEADQUARTERS

When our Steel Orchestra toured Accra in Ghana we were taken  on a sight seeing tour of the place where Africans were held before they were shipped out to become Slaves. When we toured China we were taken on a sight seeing tour of the Great Wall of China. When we toured India we were taken on a sight seeing tour of the Taj Mahal and the same thing with other Countries. I am asking a question here, if the Foreign Steel Orchestras that are coming for the International Panorama request a visit to see our Steelband Headquarters in the Mecca of pan, would we be proud to give them a sight seeing tour of it.

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You must be crazy? a sight seeing tour of our steelband headquarters? They fix it yet or something? lol

Bede: You have to show them THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY!!!

Claude, I think Clint Eastwood stop making movies,

The present administration only have THE BAD AND THE UGLY.

I guess you're saying that everything was GOOD before? I had a chance to visit parts of the land and I see improvement but I had my sunglasses on,  so maybe I was just seeing things.

People get the government they deserve...no cultural pride and identity, the "we ting" mentality not working, running away from your past, looking outside instead of within... Time to express not impress.

This is what happens when you consider ingenuity and talents disposable.  As the steelband music CAPITAL of the World, serious people are talking about what to do about a Panorama Sound Stage and converting the savannah to part cultural center for PAN, a Steelband Headquarters is very low on the priority list. Like everything else "they go take de money and run". 

Don't worry they will kill them with hospitality and party, the relic they see by Trinicity will not mean the steelband died a slow death in T&T...http://whensteeltalks.ning.com/forum/topics/pantrinbago-headquarters

odw, I dont understand what you mean "people get the government they deserve." Whose responsibility really is it to make sure this Pan Headquarters is built?! This relic has been there for at least 15 years now, with millions of dollars of tax payers money already advanced by GOVERNMENTS towards the construction. The land it sits on was also given/received by government efforts.

Bertel,

Thanks! for requesting clarity, I started with the word GOVERNMENTS, and decided to dropped the "s" in making my generalization for not demanding accountability...good to see there's still OUTRAGE...the reason I added the Link. WHEN can we see it translate into POSITIVE ACTION? The assumption being made to place blame on the presentation administration is totally mis-leading.  

Well is either governments feed them with a bib, or give them a net to cast. Which ever way, dont expect accountability if their is no history of it. What Ah Mess!!

Bertel: Yuh eh see that Diaz going and pocket about FIVE MILLION DOLLARS from this PANORAMA after you add in gate receipts and income from SPONSORS.

Really!!?? Cud ah fool me!!!!!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, Bertel! Partisan eyes get cloudy sometimes.

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