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Team Re-build introduces themselves to the WST Forum - Pan Trinbago 2018 Elections



The name BEVERLY RAMSEY-MOORE is respected by ALL, this is due to my unquestionable track record in leadership and governance. Just to name a few:

  • Present manager of Petrotrin Katzenjammers Steel Orchestra
  • Elected to the Tobago House of Assembly for eight years.
  • Served as Secretary with responsibility for Community Development and Culture and Assistant Secretary for Youth and Sport in the THA.
  • Head of Community Liaison Unit - Ministry of Tobago Development.

Team Re-Build represents Strong leadership You Can Trust. We believe in the institution Pan Trinbago.  This Organization is the largest cultural entity in Trinidad and Tobago and was formally incorporated by an Act of Parliament.  Act 5 of 1986 conferred extensive powers on the organization to act locally and internationally in all manner to further the development of the steel pan and to protect the interest and welfare of its members.

We must always put our members first and never abuse the granted power as enshrined in the Act and our constitution for personal aggrandizement and the betrayal of the membership. What is happening in the organization today must never raise its ugly head again. No Executive must be a law unto itself. Our leaders must always be held accountable and our constitution must empower its members to treat with leaders who have abrogated their responsibilities and have treated the membership with contempt.

Change is Coming, We will Rebuild

The Member Bands are the organization's greatest assets and must never be taken for granted. Although we are facing challenges they are not insurmountable. Pan spirit is resilient, and we know without any shadow of doubt that we will Rebuild, and we will Recover. Tough times do not last but tough people do.

To Rebuild we must uproot the culture of corruption, mismanagement, wastage, misappropriation and laziness and stand on pillars of Honesty, Integrity, Openness, Fairness, Productivity and Excellence.

PAN is Community  

PAN is Industry  

PAN is Prosperity

Never again will the pan community be hewers of wood and drawers of water. We will work towards improving our operations, build skills and provide better service to our members. Through the collaborative efforts with government, NGO's and other private sector organizations Pan Trinbago will be a powerful agent of change. We are Real and Ready, highly organized, motivated and enthusiastic to get the job done.


Pan TrinBago Strong  

Together We will Rebuild




  • Present Chairman for Pan Trinbago Eastern Region
  • Manager Potential Symphony Steel Orchestra and Potential Music School
  • Coordinator for music schools in the Pan Yard
  • Member of the pan fraternity for the past thirty-two (32) years
  • Musician at the National Steel Symphony Orchestra for the past twenty (20) years
  • Champion Arranger, Composer and successful business entrepreneur
  • An advocate for the success and development of the pan industry
  • Creative; Innovator, holds integrity, selfless, team oriented, motivator, results-oriented, transparent, committed and efficient when managing operations


My record as Chairman of the Eastern Region proves my integrity and capacity to endure under adverse conditions. I have been an advocate for the success of our fraternity. I have gone above and beyond for this association. PAN is my JOB, PAN is my JOY, PAN is my LIFE.





  • Served as Education Officer on the Central Executive from 2003 to 200
  • Secretary of Pan Trinbago Multi-Purpose Co-operative Society (2007)
  • Member of Massy Trinidad All Stars
  • Current secretary of CAPSS Caribbean Association of Principals of Secondary Schools
  • Retired Principal (Secondary) of Sangre Grande Secondary after 34 1/3 years in Education
  • ASCD, Headquartered in Washington D.C.: Member since 1989 / Board of Directors (2007-2010)
  • APPSS T&T – Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools (14 years)
  • CXC Integrated Science: Syllabus Panel Convenor from April 2008 to present
  • Holder of M. Ed [Teacher Education], Dip. Ed. [Administration] (Double Distinction) and a B.Sc. in Biology/Chemistry
  • Published author of several Science Textbooks


I am a dynamic, forward-thinking, innovative leader with conceptual team leadership skills that no one can contest. I have been involved in the pan fraternity for the past twenty-four (24) years and served as Education officer of the Central Executive.





  • Present Assistant Secretary for Pan Trinbago Eastern Region
  • Manager and Captain of Platinum “All Female” Steel Orchestra
  • Member of the pan industry for the past fourteen (14) years
  • Human Resource Management professional, 2010- present'
  • Holder a Master’s degree in Business Management & Administration, a Bachelors in Business Administration and an Associate Degree in Management.
  • Also holds Professional Development Certificates which include Effective Business Writing; Advanced Supervisory Management, Industrial Relations for Management Professionals and Dispute Resolution for the Workplace that will be an asset to the organisation


My love and passion for the instrument sparked my entrepreneurial spirit for owning my very own band which led to the birth of Platinum Steel Orchestra; the only functioning ALL FEMALE steel band in our island.

Throughout my journey, the appreciation for the national instrument grew and the decision was made to contest PanTrinbago regional elections after being nominated in 2015.

I am a professional and a woman of integrity, drive and humility with leadership skills, commitment and determination. It is with a firm belief, that I believe the above-mentioned qualities, qualifications and experience mentioned fully prepares me to embark on task of rebuilding Pan Trinbago and the pan fraternity. 





  • Present Chairman for Pan Trinbago Northern Region since 2012
  • Previous President of NHA Credit Union
  • Previously employed as an Accountant and Auditor I/II at HDC for the period 1968-2009
  • Attended St. Mary's college and UWI School of Continuing Studies
  • Manager of City Sun Valley Pan Groove
  • Member of the pan fraternity for the past twenty (20) years
  • Advocate for the triumph of the Pan Industry, man of integrity, committed, experienced and driven.




  • Current Secretary for Pan Trinbago - Tobago Region
  • Regional Executive member for the past eight (8) years in the capacities of Assistant secretary and Secretary.
  • Manager of Uptown Fascinators Steel Orchestra
  • A member of the pan fraternity for the past twenty-two (22) years
  • Secondary school teacher by profession for the past eight (8) years
  • Holder of a Master’s degree (MSc) in Environmental Science Management, a Degree (BSc) in Biology and Environmental and Natural Resource Management (Double Major) and a Certificate in Geographic Information System/ Land Information System (GIS/LIS).

The experience gained at the regional level and background as an educator adequately equip me with the skills necessary to design, plan and co-ordinate programmes which serve the best interest of the organisation. In my humble opinion, this is the ambit of an effective and competent Public Relations Officer.

I am an academic by nature and over the years I have listened carefully, watched closely and observed keenly those senior me and the operations of Pan Trinbago at both Regional and Central levels of the organisation. It is past time for restructuring and rebuilding, it is time for pan men and women to think about sustainability, competency, integrity, transparency and efficiency for the organisation. Gone are the days for voting popularity over capability, band over individual and friendship over the issues affecting member bands. Remember, Pan Trinbago and its executive have the responsibility to represent members in all matters pertaining to the development, growth and promotion of the steel pan but it is the membership which decides who will wield their power. I am Salisha James and I offer my service in the position of Public Relations Officer.






  • Member of Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra
  • Member of the Panazz Steel Orchestra since 1992
  • Present arranger of City Sun Valley Pan Groove
  • Received special acclaim from local and international groups for his contribution to community development
  • Has promoted the art form across the Caribbean as well as in Belize, Germany, Japan, Spain, Canada, the United Kingdom, and many cities across the United States of America
  • Respected representative of our art form throughout the years; connection with various world-renowned artistes.
  • Passionate, motivated and resilient individual that has proven that he can build lasting relationships across nations







  • Present Secretary for the Eastern Region of Pan Trinbago 
  • Music Director of Nutrien Silver Stars Steel Orchestra 
  • Former member of the National Steel Symphony Orchestra 
  • Business Owner - ASETT Group of companies 
  • Educator and Youth Advocate
  • Member of the Steelpan community for 16 years.





  • Prisons Officer 1 with twenty-two (22) years of dedicated service.
  • Present Committee member for Skiffle Steel Orchestra.
  • Present Captain for Prison Service Steel Orchestra.
  • Member of the Trinidad and Tobago Prisons Service Band (vocalist).
  • Member of the Pan industry for the past thirty-two (32) years.
  • Advocate for the success of the pan fraternity.





  • Previous Executive member of the Northern Region of Pan Trinbago from 1992 to 1995
  • Previous Trustee – Central Executive Pan Trinbago elected October 2009 for a three-year period, however resigned July 2012
  • Present Manager – St James Tripolians Steel Orchestra since 1995 and Member of the Starlift Steel Orchestra 1979 to present
  • Member of the pan industry for the past forty-seven (47) years
  • Last Occupation – Manager, Retail Banking and Small Business at Scotia Bank Limited; previously Field Auditor, Retail.
  • Attended many bank courses and seminars and was also involved in the training of senior loan officers.
  • Secretary/Treasurer for Belmont Original Stylist Sailors – King Sailor
  • Advocate for culture and steelpan, Historian archivist, honored for community service, contribution to culture, vast financial experience.


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With modern day tech it depends on type and quality of work.  Oversimplification at its best. I don't buy that. What are we using video conferencing for?

To conduct meetings a video app can do that without having to travel. This was in response to the question on travel expenses.

A good idea, but with due respect, a personal touch is best in this climate. If they manage their expenses responsibly there should be no problem. Video app will work well in emergency situations. What do you think?

Agreed! Thanks for the advice, not a big fan of social media don’t have a FB account for that reason, not one to go for the likeability/click or clique contest. 

I tend to filter stuff, a task-manager style of thinking, beginning with the end in mind, here’s the problem, find the solution not ANY solution (decision analysis) fix it in a timely manner, not SELL people expectations. Quality results are the operating standard.  

One thing I have to remind myself is working in a 24/7 environment compared to someone who works in a 9-5 environment is “time is money” takes on a different meaning.

Father Knows Best - The Right Honorable Dr Eric Williams

My question to all the candidates standing for election is this.

The predecessor of Pan Trinbago (Steelbands Association > National Association of T&T Steelbandsmen) started off, in effect as a "Trade Union" under the leadership of George "Sonny" Goddard who led the boycott of Panorama, in effect striking for the betterment of steelpan.

Somehow and somewhere along the way, that premise was lost.

What do those aspiring to lead and do something for pan have to say about the idea of returning to those roots?

Have any PT Members or Delegates ever called for this and what was the response from the leadership?

Has anyone in any of these roles contacted NATUC to start a dialogue?

Enquiring Minds want to know.



Never again will the pan community be hewers of wood and drawers of water. We will work towards improving our operations, build skills and provide better service to our members. Through the collaborative efforts with government, NGO's and other private sector organizations Pan Trinbago will be a powerful agent of change. We are Real and Ready, highly organized, motivated and enthusiastic to get the job done.


Pan TrinBago Strong  

Together We will Rebuild


Claude:  For the sake of my keyboard, I'll have to start reading the Forum after I have eaten lunch .....


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