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NCC: Official Statement on Disbursement of Outstanding Payments to Steelband Players in Trinidad & Tobago

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. -  The National Carnival Commission (NCC) of Trinidad and Tobago and Pan Trinbago continue to work together in the best interest of resolving ongoing financial challenges and, more specifically, toward resolving the matter of the outstanding payments due to several members within the Steel Pan community.

As at this time, discussions are currently taking place with respect to identifying and accessing the funds and making them available for disbursement to the community as quickly and as accurately as possible.

Once the funds issue has been satisfactorily resolved, the NCC and Pan Trinbago will communicate this to the pan community, letting them know the payment distribution details, times, and arrangements.

As per the 3-year Memorandum of Agreement signed earlier on July 27, 2018, between the NCC and Pan Trinbago, the NCC has acquiesced to taking a more active role in the allocation and disbursement of approved financial assistance coming into effect for the Carnival 2019 season.

The NCC sincerely thanks the pan community, as well as the public, for their patience and understanding at this time.

Press release from:  NCC

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The NCC have MONEY LIKE RAIN to hand out to PAN MEN now!!!

That is GOOD NEWS!!!

Let's hope the money go straight to panman and not through the executive of Pan Trinbago. Doh put no money in dem fellas hand!

Bertel Gittens: I know how much you RESENT GIMME GIMME. But coming down THE PIKE, yuh NEVER SEE so much GIMME GIMME in your LIFE.

So yuh better GET IN LINE and STRETCH OUT YUH HAN!!!!

If yuh CYAR BEAT DEM -- yuh better JOIN EM!!!

Claude, yuh always appreciate it better what yuh work hard for. We Trinis doh like to work fuh nutten! Everything fuh free.

"Once the funds issue has been satisfactorily resolved???, the NCC and Pan Trinbago will communicate this to the pan community, letting them know the payment distribution details, times, and arrangements."

Counting eggs in fowl bottom is not a viable option for pan players to be patient and understanding.

Who want to go on a trial run on the Galleons Passenger ship to Tobago???

 

Time for PATIENCE and UNDERSTANDING, monies soon come...

Galleons on more sea trials

No second test run to Tobago

On September 2, after a four-and-half hour sailing to Tobago, leaving Port of Spain at about 6.20 am, the Galleons Passage could not dock at the Scarborough port on its first test run from Trinidad because the bow ramp was too short to reach safe landing. The ramp stood approximately 20 feet above the landing area making it impossible for those on board to exit.

After two hours the vessel made a second attempt, at 1 pm, using the stern ramp but aborted the exercise and returned to Trinidad. https://newsday.co.tt/2018/09/09/galleons-onmore-sea-trials/

Play Whe - Shadow

TOBAGONIANS could work for TRUMP, boy!!!! Dey REAL LOYAL!!! Cyar complain when is AH WE BOY!!!

pan trinbago has a commission built for service charge

If the policy is Panorama monies PT give you/your band comes with a service charge, you pay a percentage to PT. I don't understand the 10% you pay for the bands earnings at Pamorama, Why do I have to pay PT a portion of my bands earnings. This to me is how the Mob operates, a "shake-down."

How and why this business model was created? Did the players and their bands approved/voted for this type of arrangement???

“Diaz’s clever way of giving the players money, and collecting it the same night through the bar,
is an act he is proud of.”

“Diaz stated, “A lot of young people don’t realize it. Anytime you want to be a great manager, try and run a steelband. When you finish, you can run any organization in the world” (Diaz*).

Ten years later in 2009, Keith Diaz was appointed president of Pan Trinbago.

Diaz discussed with me his business skills, which he attributed to the many managerial roles he has held. He shared an interesting story with me: Hear how we use to make money at the bar. I use to pay players to come practice, but I made a rule… every person who comes to practice at night gets paid. So, you can’t come back and ask for money later in the night because you got money up front for traveling.

During the night they would buy beers. I would even give them a free beer but once you start, you would want to buy more. The money was recycling (Diaz*).

Diaz’s clever way of giving the players money, and collecting it the same night through the bar, is an act he is proud of.” MIA K. GORMANDY

Pan Trinbago – Preserving our Heritage

PantrinbagoBusinessSupplement.pdf

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