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BP Renegades files an injunction against Pantrinbago
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
By Jamaal Greenidge
BP Renegades says the noise from the north stand during the panorama semi-finals affected its performance. The band has now filed an injunction against Pantrinbago, saying it failed to ensure conditions were right and fair for the competition last Sunday.
Pantrinbago says it has received the legal document and has passed it on to its lawyers. According to the band’s President, the DJ music played at the venue caused disorientation and band members were at a loss. BP Renegades failed to make it into the finals. National Carnival Commission Chairman Kenny De Silva yesterday Pantrinbago was responsible for that aspect of the event.
While BP Renegades did not make it to the finals, reigning champions Silver Stars and Phase Two Pan Groove were the leaders.
Whilst I agree with you totally, I must commend you for being "charitable", for example "Pan Trinbago has conveniently covered the nastiness and disrespect that has gone on there knowingly."
These people boldfacedly looked at a judge denied and lied about their non-involvement, encouragement and responsibility for the DJs and the staged concert on the greens..............and Madame Justice bought it.
That makes Pan Trinbago's board a bunch of liars and as the Good Book says 'a brood of vipers'.
As to the "many members of the Trinidad and Tobago steelpan community exhibiting the battered wife syndrome is to be expected but certainly not tolerated" , a poignant analogy indeed.
How much better would it have been had the Northern Bands, at least, come together as one voice on Feb 21st and stated that they would not perform at the Finals unless Renegades were immediately reinstated in light of the undisputed evidence. That, in my view, would have been the most effective "injunction" by Panmen against the 'governing body' for Pan.
What a wonderful idea, albeit a tad late!
That would certainly have demonstrated "How we coming", and would have undoubtedly manifested the integrity and character of, not just the Northern Bands, but the entire pan fraternity.
Thanks to this "brood of vipers", regardless of the winner of Panorama 2011, the only tune echoing now is "Skullduggery coming dong".
A Panorama Final without Renegades — Unfathomable!! ... cheups...