Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. - This was not just a legal loss in the courts, it was also a severe “beat-down” for the new Pan Trinbago executive in the eyes of the public. They were savaged and severely criticized for their position on social media platforms across a wide cross section of steelband Panorama music fans, supporters and players. Mired in controversy, charges of corruption, incompetence and mismanagement - the embattled organization has been extremely unpopular with steelband musicians in recent years.
If the organization was looking to make a fresh start and a change of perception it failed miserably. The overwhelming consensus is that people felt that Pan Trinbago should have addressed the issue (the change in tune decided on by Exodus Steel Orchestra) at the conclusion of Panorama 2019, since there was no existing rule against this move. Especially in actuality, there was precedence, in that it had been done before.
Judge Kevin Ramcharan ruled against Pan Trinbago and in favor of Exodus - legally allowing the change in tune of choice of the four-time Panorama champions for the 2019 Finals, to the extremely popular ‘Savannah Grass’ by Kes The Band. Exodus made the change at the conclusion of the semi-final leg of the competition. When Steel Talks spoke to Exodus’ champion arranger Pelham Goddard earlier in the week - and he had stated that he was almost halfway through the new arrangement and there would be no issues in the band being ready for the finals.
This is the second time that Exodus has had to take the beleaguered Pan organization to court - and it has won each time.
It is clear to me that BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE is surrounded by a bunch of YES-MEN who are kissing up her to be a part of her POWER STRUCTURE (for their own benefit) and they are not being honest with her -- to her own detriment.
NINETY PERCENT of the PAN WORLD was SCREAMING: LET THEM PLAY!!! LET THEM PLAY!!!
But her inner circle was telling her: FIGHT DEM!!! FIGHT DEM!!!
When last have we seen RUSSELL PROVIDENCE on THIS FORUM? Yet RUSSELL PROVIDENCE made it his duty to come on THIS FORUM and address a message to BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE begging her to just let EXODUS make the change without obstruction.
But those closest to her encouraged her to EXTEND THE ELECTION BATTLE -- and she chose to listen to them. And right now they are again telling her to LET THE DEFEAT BLOW OVER and FALL SILENT. Instead of her TAKING GOOD ADVICE and coming out and making a PUBLIC STATEMENT -- clearing the air and turning a NEW PAGE.
I know that her political style is TRUMPIAN: Boast loudly about your successes and STAY SILENT on your LOSSES. But she has to learn to MOVE BEYOND THAT. Sometimes you need to come out and address your losses and put them to bed and then MOVE ON.
For the most part, BEVERLEY has 1000 supporters to every one or two detractors. And most PAN LOVERS genuinely want to see her SUCCEED. After the KEITH DIAZ heartbreak, PAN LOVERS want to rally behind a successful PAN TRINBAGO and a successful PAN TRINBAGO LEADER.
So she in turn has to find ways to reach out to her supporters and assure them that she is going to deliver for them. I have been begging her to have THAT PRESS CONFERENCE for months now -- but she never saw the need for it.
After this misadventure, now more than ever, she needs to reach out to her PAN KINGDOM (with a PRESS CONFERENCE) and renew their faith in her LEADERSHIP with some diplomatic persuasion.
What better time than right before THIS PANORAMA when all EYES, HEARTS and MINDS are on focused on PAN MUSIC!!!
The president needs to read what you just wrote Claude - three times. Then all of the executives need a concussion test.
It's hard to imagine that the decision to bar Exodus from playing the new tune was a unanimous one. KoolAid drinkers on the exec? Shucks, I'd settle for mauby.
No! I don't think so, Cecil.
I think that POWER GONE TO BEVERLEY HEAD and so she lost track of her boundaries. The people in Trinidad have treated her with a lot of respect and reverence in her capacity of PRESIDENT OF PAN TRINBAGO and she has gotten GIDDY from the attention.
As I said in an earlier post, she now sees herself as a SUPER GOVERNMENT MINISTER responsible for the MINISTRIES OF PAN, HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES, NATIONAL SECURITY, TOURISM and whatever added domains she fantasizes about.
And the members of THE EXECUTIVE are supporting this MESSIANIC COMPLEX.