Trinidad & Tobago Guardian
Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - Pan Trinbago still owes $2.1 million in prize money and trophies to steel orchestras and participants of the Pan is Beautiful XII national steelband festival, held in November 2013. Now five months since the competition, the participating steel bands intend to meet on Thursday 24 April 2014 to decide on what action they should take against festival organisers. The meeting will be hosted at the pan yard of third-place winners in the Single Pan Bands category, ‘D’ Original Woodbrook Modernaires, who are owed TT$70,000.
Pan Trinbago’s other creditors from the competition include first place winners in the Orchestras’ category, Codrington Pan Family; Golden Hands, winners of the Ensembles category and solo pannist Joshua Jabari Bedeau, who won the Soloists finals. Emond Berkeley, an executive member of the ‘D’ Original Woodbrook Modernaires, explained that it was only after the festival had ended, that “Pan Trinbago people told us that they did not get the money from the ministry.”
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Kool it Brian, we need you around to help fix dis shit!
Talk about the games people play...only in the mecca of Pan.
“Pan Trinbago people told us that they did not get the money from the ministry.”
“They are telling us that the Minister reneged on his promise to give them the money,” he continued, “but our point is that the funding should have been secured before they had any competition.”
Contacted for comment, Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism, Dr Lincoln Douglas would not respond to a question of whether his ministry had, in fact, committed money to Pan is Beautiful XII.
This makes you feel that this Minister is too chummy with Pan Trinbago.
When heat is constantly put on Pan Trinbago the minister will spit them out, he won't have any choice.
This is just sooooooo sad! If it's not one thing, it's another where pan and pan trinbago are concerned.
*Pan Is Beautiful
*Pan Trinbago Shak....ah mean head quarters
...and the list can go on. But wait....
what's even the latest development where elections are concerned???
Yuh know what, me nuh even ah vote so ah should hush meh mouth and close meh eyes.
That's our nature in T&T. we like it so, that's what they say. It's the same with the politics, recycled politicians. They thief for five years, spend it all in the next 5yrs, then come back for another dip in the Treasury pool. We put them there. We argue with each other PNM vs UNC etc
Greetings: This crap must stop. They should collectively hire a group of lawyers who then should seek an injunction to freeze all their (Pan Trinbago) accounts.Guidance Dr. Lance S
Steelbands in the Mecca must first understand the meaning of the word COLLECTIVELY. This is the reason why Pan Trinbago could do them what they want. Bands have to organize if they want to be respected.
Seems like this ting have no end here in Trini! WHAT HAPPEN TO ALL D GREENS MONEY 2014 TO ASSIST BANDS????? WHAT AH JOKE!!