Patrick, as a tax paying national do not defend those who want to rape the treasury the Arab Spring (social media)is changing how government who do not want to listen to their people will read it on the internet. They all read this forum CRONYISM must stop, dissapear. I do hope that the Port-of-Spain MP Marlene Mc Donald get to the bottom of this expenditure.......
Mr Ramdoo i had restrained myself from answering your question,,is this the new political forum,,,,, for your secure information re-read all of my comments on this website and you will see that everything represents the steelpan,,,steelpan players,,steelpan tuners,,,steelpan supporters the world over,,,i,ve always voiced my opinion in the positive atmosphere for the future succes of pan the local word,,i,m not from T&T ,,BUT!!!! the great difference between us is that i MAKE THE STEELPAN,,,I DO TUNE THE STEELPAN,,,,I DO ARRANGE ...my question is are you really a true steelpan lover,,what and how many positive comments have you ever made relevant to the steelpan it,s players,,,tuners,,,arrangers,,, on this website,,i,m am of age and would always represent the old oil drum,,for i,ve learned the hard way,,,to bring the same into an insrutrment of wonder,,,the national Instrument of your birthland which is even disrespected by you,,,HE WHO FEELS IT KNOWS IT ALL ,, There is one person that has always presented the truth on this website ,,,,that is THE GHOST THAT SPEAKS,,, OF LATE HE HAS SUCCUMB HIMSELF,,,,,reasons i do believe is because of displeasure, i do have the audacity to state it as it is,,even though there are a few roughnecks that does not give a damn,,they place the picture wherever it belongs, they get to the point,,,for your information Mr Ramdoo i do Arrange even unto indian music,,to the point,,,this website as far as i,m concerned is for everyone to voice their opinion in a positive way for the benefit and upliftment of the steelpan,,we do have a right to voice our opinion ,,,we do call it freedom of speech,,the truth is something that most of us do turn our backs on,,,as parents,, fathers etc, with such an attitude what can we teach our kids or our youths,,,no disrespect,,, figure it out.
Jerome!!!! You representin', fadder!!! I admit, I had become despondent, and had stopped making it part of my daily routine to log in to WST. WELL SAID!!!
Ramdoo, "steelband" is "political stuff". (I know, you just want to play yuh pan, without having to deal with the issues that are important to the rest of us.) My suggestion to you, is to create your own pan website for the apathetic. "Steelband stuff?" I hope your kind of thinking is among the minority on this site. And stop making it so obvious that you are UNC. Don't get your dhoti all tied up in a knot, my friend. FYI - It seems that UNC supporters are the ones that are politicizing everything, and EVERY murderer in Trinidad, in your own words is a "PNM supporter". We NEVER said things like "Is we time now" when leaders who look like us enters office. You remind me of certain whites in America, who get uneasy when truth is told about them. Why not be just as offended as your UNC peers, and tell them to stop their racist postings on our local online news and elsewhere. Finally, you must be "privileged", for to the less-fortunate, LIFE IS POLITICS!
Speak truth to Power. I totally agree.
I agree when is Trinidad & Tobago going to stop being forever in boball.
Can we drag ourselves into the 21st century
Savannah North Stand completed at a cost of $3.8 million
Wednesday, January 25 2012
Conventional steelbands will begin their campaign to win top honours in this year’s National Panorama competition when the preliminaries for the Small and Medium bands get underway at Skinner’s Park, San Fernando tomorrow night from 7 o’clock. A total of 49 small bands and 24 medium bands will perform before the judges over four days of competition in all four zones for a place in the semi-final round, scheduled for February 5 at the Queen’s Park Savannah.
Next Monday, January 30, the large conventional bands will be visited by the judges at their respective panyards where they will receive comments on their selections.
© newsday.co.tt - www.newsday.co.tt
The T & T Newspapers continuing printing the cost of $52 million for the building of the Grand and the North Stands, the GRAND STAND WAS NEVER DEMOLISH AFTER 2011 CARNIVAL - ONLY THE NORTH STAND WAS DEMOLISH investigate what is going on and PRINT THE CORRECT FACTS.
NCC we are waiting with baited breath to see the audit for 2012 expenditure for the activities in the Queen's Park Savannah - North Stand $3.8 million.......MP for Port-of-Spain East Marlene Mc Donald take note.
CORRUPTIONS HAVE TO STOP...
I suppose this is the usual BS: use people for your own benefit, but make sure they remain powerless to follow up (financially) on previous promises made in order to attract votes. Politics never seems to change.
For the uninformed politics is ever present in every aspect of our lives and those of us so blinded as to not recognize this to be asking myopic questions about this being a political forum shame on you all Here it is a minister politically appointed unilaterally makes a decision to reduce the stipend given to pan men from $ 1,000.00 to $ 800.00 supported by the entire cabinet and in doing so indicating to the entire nation he is saving tax payers money on the one hand and giving out contracts worth millions without tendering on the other is a clear indication that politics and political decisions affects every aspect of our lives including the lives of all involved in pan and must be seen as relevant topics for discussion in any forum
Same news; different era. What would have Rudolph Charles done, if we called a boycott? Cross the picket line. What would we do 25 years later? Honor him as a "great leader", and forget that he turned his back on his co-members. All of these current events, should help in the understanding of the positions the leadership took when we had POWER! What gave us that power: UNITY. What took it away? Look, in reality, they will NEVER want an educated informed pan fraternity, and it's all Machiavellian tactics. From day one. So let's get ready to repeat history, for we failed to educate ourselves about that history, and I guarantee you that if pan was an Indo-Trinidadian invention, that history would have been known, accessible, and promoted. Even, the PM, understands this, that is why she "returned home" to visit with her long-lost "relatives". (Come on now, speak the TRUTH, people!)
BTW - I called out Winston Peters since last Carnival season, and I am proud of how much I predicted with the UNC "coalition" win. Let's see how this all plays out, although it seems to be the same script, different director.
An added comment for the Ghost Speaks, one of the root causes for her visit , is the respect and deep value that is had for their religion ,,that,s also one of the reasons for her so called visit,,i believe in the truth and have no fear whatsoever to SAY THE TRUTH,,,many of us may be girating ,,,dodging and weaving,,,but to come straight out and say it as it is ,,,there are very few,,the truth shall set us all free,,,my comments has nothing to do with racialism,,it,s just plain hard facts,,,,no one has to use a microscope to see, what,s the interest generated by the PM and others who ought to have been more persistent in representing the interest of the steelpan,, i may be wrong,,,,,,but!!!!there is a possibility that the Indian Culture is totally financed and a Place or Building has been provided for all of their Cultural Activities,,,I WOULD MENTION IT AGAIN,,,FROM DAY ONE OF ME VIEWING THE SOS///state of emergency, TO DATE,,,,,THERE WAS NEVER EVER ANY PROGRAM SHOWED or aired ON CN3 OR CNT WITH REGARDS TO THE STEELBAND,,,,note well THERE IS AN INDIAN PROGRAAM THAT IS AIRED EVER SUNDAY ON CNT,, to date,REPRESENTING THE INDIAN CULTURE,,,,,QUESTIONS,,,,if ever i,m wrong,,,then my utmost and humble apology ,,,LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE,,,,the truth shall set us all free