Everything Related to the Steelpan Instrument and Music
PanTrinbago is on fire and is burning down quickly.
It is clear that the signals were observed over the years. When former president Patrick Arnold started implementing measures to attempt at clearing junk by introducing measures toward fiscal order at Head Quarters the permanent Secretary - Rich Photo according to Arnold, hatched a devious and dangerous plot to ensure his removal from office.
In the 2009 Election Patrick lost the Presidency. He was betrayed by those whom he gave his life for. Who would have believed that the Photo would have betrayed Patrick. They were like Mutt and Jeff - inseparable. Patrick's Strategic Development Plan would have made major changes at headquarters and the photo was not having that, so it was out with Patrick in with Diaz.
A new day had dawned or so we all thought. A few new faces with some incumbents formed executive 2009. I Beverley Ramsey Moore was the assistant Secretary. With my governmental experience I was fascinated with the phrase "World Governing Body" and therefore thought it appropriate to begin advocating for the setting up of the steelband Government and its various departments with the systems for financial controll and good governance. I can clearly remember the Photo and others saying that I was not in the Tobago House of Assembly where I served. In other words the message that was conveyed is that the culture of Pantrinbago was about recklessness and no one was going to change that. I clamoured for financial rules, the setting up is standing committees but I was seen as an obstructionist. Am I surprise at what is happening now? No not at all. Every day bucket going to the well one day bucket bottom will drop out. Pantrinbago's buttom in the road.
The building is now engulfed with red hot fire and thick smoke. The Photo, the Shepherd rod, el Pablo and others blaming the President Diazz for igniting the building.
The upholders are worse than the thief. In this case Diazz pelt the matches but Photo and all the others gas the building, including the former VP. While Diaz is a runaway horse who needed to be bridled from the very beginning they egged him on for eight years. I warned them that they were creating a Monster off of which we will not be able to dismount. When I could not take it any more I resigned.
My final words to them were "I can no longer be a part of waste, mismanagement, indiscipline and a lack of transparency and accountability,which I was sure would lead to the collapse of this organization and all this Tobago girl have is my good name. I want no part, so I Gone". I resigned the following day.
After that I was battered and abused with words when ever I made contributions at meetings but that did not deter me for I am a warrior I am a fighter, I stand for righteousness. No man "nah" hinder me.
Now, that they are blaming each other for destroying our beloved Pantrinbago. I hold no brief for Diazz but he is what he is today because Photo, Serretted and the others created him now they want to annihilate him. They are to be blamed for who Diazz is today. Imagine Pablo calling Diazzz a rogue! Pablo you said Diazz is the best president. Well boy the money done so friendship mashup. What a thing!
Despite the ashes and the red hot coals we can still salvage our dignity.It is our business as member bands to step in and take back that which they stole from us - our Organization. The majority of bands have been too quiet. The time is now to take action against those who have raped bands without bands knowing it.
The organization has been deemed insolvent by our auditors but we will over come. Tomorrow is another day and our human resource is our greatest asset. We must never be afraid to venture into the unknown because all things are possible.
Bands it is time to Stand
And be counted.
While I agree with you on what is needed - there does not seem to be a method or screening process built into the system that assures the most qualified personnel is serving Pan through Pan Trinbago. In fact if we are to only look at the last two decades of Pan Trinbago executives - it is a example of how not to get the job done. None of them could in any good conscience could use the job they did at Pan Trinbago as a reference for future employment.
No vision, no plan and no examples of past success seems to be the order of the day for job at Pan Trinbago. F, F, F... They are all failures. They have brought Pan in Trinidad and Tobago to the brink. Moreover, the laughing-stock of the world.
The only thing saving Pan in Trinidad and Tobago is the share talent and ability of the bands and players.
You are well aware of the reasons why the "Big Five" commands such global respect. And there is a reason why Pan Trinbago has none. For the sake of moving things out of the danger zone the Big Five and a few other will have to flex their muscles. It is nonsensical, for a band that is only seasonal and we have never heard of before has an equal voice as an historical and foundational bands like the Big Five.
Mr. Mohammed you can sit back and watch. Pan Trinbago is devaluing all the success and investment you have made in the art form.
You accepted a director position through the Hon. Minister to the CNC.
You possess the skills, knowledge, and academic acumen to assist that ministry, you can if you choose to, do the same for Pan Trinbago. Without people like you coming forward Pan Trinbago will continue to be in problems.
Take the plunge, make the sacrifice, and that includes supporting the big five.(SuperNovas-Big six?)
Pan Trinbago needs you, put a team together, let it be known you are in the game, the support will be overwhelming.
I am no superman, but I too will be there to help you.
VERY NICE, MR. NOEL!!!
I TOO WILL BE THERE TO HELP!!!
After reading these responses, I think that BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE has been DISQUALIFIED from being PRESIDENT. She is an individual without business acumen and experience; and she certainly lacks a WORLD VIEW for PAN!!!
Mr. Claude as far as you concern, Diaz and Photo till 2020
Aquil: Ah still vex with you and GREGORY LINDSAY. Against my better judgement allyuh make meh throw away my CHRYSTAL BALL which accurately predicted KEITH DIAZ til 2020!!!
Bring yuh NEXT CANDIDATE and leh me check dem out because ah just REJECT the last one!!!
I have serious concerns that you may not have a handle on the Southern ganstas like Sheppard, Austin and the Big Mouth PRO. These are bad characters.
them is chicken feed......
no need to worry about them....
there political life has expired......
Can you explain how they were able to rise to such high positions while others you supported in the past got a trashing or were ignored?
Ms Ramsey Moore is not an OG (original gangsta), but she is a step up from Rolly Polly and D'Photo who are bad guys. I am not sure she understands the full scope of what it would take to do the job properly.
I want to know how she will get young people to play Pan instead of a video games?
i told you that is easy...... don't let that worry you...
the last time i answered that question, the person told do not repeat that to any one else unless you copywriter the idea.
Currently Pan Trinbago is being run by a bunch of clueless gangstas. No one asked them a serious question.
There are almost 20,000 pan people on this open forum. Anyone, who doesn't know how to use that to their advantage in get their message out is either unfit to lead, a gangsta hiding something, or fool who doesn't know, what they don't know.