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Claude Gonzales
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Claude Gonzales's Discussions

BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE gone on the TV this morning criticizing PAN SENIORS as being FEEBLE and STUPID ... my coach had to resign for saying stuff 10 years ago .. BEVERLEY should be made to RESIGN TOO

Started on Thursday 0 Replies

When dem SENILE OLD PAN DELEGATES was signing BEVERLEY PAPER to postpone the election they were in their FULL SENSES. But now that she supposedly get 280 BANDS to sign all ah dem turn STUPID and …Continue

Well I am going ALL IN to MOVE BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE from OFFICE ... and i doh have NO RULES ... ah done vex how they make my FOOTBALL COACH RESIGN over a certain word ... so ah ban meh jaw and ah ...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales on Wednesday. 2 Replies

... ready for PAN TRIBAGO WAR. We go get BEVERLEY OUT OF THAT OFFICE regardless of what PATRICK/MERCER RAMDOO or BERTEL GITTENS or ROGER DELLIVI or WHEN STEEL TALKS or BOOGSIE SHARPE or THE MINISTER…Continue

Pan Trinbago elections cancelled: Fuad gives Ramsey-Moore until tomorrow to respond to legal letter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Gonzales on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Guardian October 12, 2021"Pan Trinbago president Beverley Ramsey-Moore and the central executive committee has until tomorrow to respond to a pre-action protocol letter from Fuad Abu Bakr who is…Continue

So the LARGE BANDS in TRINIDAD made a COLLECTIVE DECISION to DESTROY THE INTEGRITY OF PAN TRINBAGO rather than FIGHT FOR PAN PROGRESS ...

Started on Tuesday 0 Replies

... THE OPPOSITION TO BEVERLEY FIGHT is NOT GOING TO GO SILENT. And this ENTIRE POLITICAL BATTLE will end up in VIOLENCE.And the LARGE BANDS are supporting this just so that they could continue…Continue

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Claude Gonzales replied to Aquil's discussion Prices on the solar system for Pan yards.
"Aquil Arrindell: You are going to regret NOT HIRING ME AS YOUR POLITICAL CAMPAIGN MANAGER ... If i was your campaign manager I would have advised you NOT TO PUT UP THIS VIDEO because BACKWARD BEVERLEY will just try to steal your idea and run with it…"
yesterday
Gregory Lindsay replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion How is AQUIL ARRINDELL or ROBERT HERNANDEZ ever going to become PRESIDENT OF PAN TRINBAGO if they are are afraid to CONFRONT BEVERLEY ...
yesterday
Bugs replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion How is AQUIL ARRINDELL or ROBERT HERNANDEZ ever going to become PRESIDENT OF PAN TRINBAGO if they are are afraid to CONFRONT BEVERLEY ...
"Claude I can't speak about what I don't know. Your secrets are safe. Let's keep it that way. Pan Trinbago is a failed institution, It is a one event manager. An inordinate amount of time is spent on the topic of Pan Trinbago. Pan…"
yesterday
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion How is AQUIL ARRINDELL or ROBERT HERNANDEZ ever going to become PRESIDENT OF PAN TRINBAGO if they are are afraid to CONFRONT BEVERLEY ...
"Bugs: I have never used my PAN CREDENTIALS on THIS FORUM ... I skirt around my credentials while I push for PAN PROGRESS ... but I have always respected you. So if you want to learn some stuff about my PAN CREDENTIALS  and you can read it and…"
Friday
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BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE gone on the TV this morning criticizing PAN SENIORS as being FEEBLE and STUPID ... my coah had to resign for saying in stuff 10 years ago .. BEVERLEY should be made to RESIGN TOO

When dem SENILE OLD PAN DELEGATES was signing BEVERLEY PAPER to postpone the election they were in their FULL SENSES. But now that she supposedly get 280 BANDS to sign all ah dem turn STUPID and  cyar USE ZOOM or CYAR put on a mask and go to a CONVENTION.That woman will walk over EVERYBODY with lies and deceptions just to keep that 27,500$ a month plus perks going.And imagine that she has LOW DOWN, DISGRACEFUL MARIE TOBY as THE LIAISON to STEELBANDS collecting a BIG SALARY for doing nothing. So…See More
Thursday
Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion The El Cobre Steel Band, to perform at The 49th Cervantino Festival of Mexico begins with Cuban beat
"This news makes me REALLY HAPPY -- I LOVE THAT CUBAN STEELBAND (EL COBRE). I have dreamt of this band being sent on a TOUR from MEXICO down to ARGENTINA. So maybe my dream will come true because they GO TO MEXICO. BRAVO!!! BRAVO!!!"
Wednesday
Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Pan Trinbago elections cancelled: Fuad gives Ramsey-Moore deadline to respond to legal letter
"BEVERLEY done have this thing PLAN OUT. Get tie up in court and she keep collecting the $27,500 a month PLUS PERKS and writing checks to herself with the aid of THE TREASURER. Three years and NO FINANCIAL REPORTS -- it might go to SIX YEARS the way…"
Wednesday
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well I am going ALL IN to MOVE BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE from OFFICE ... and i doh have NO RULES ... ah done vex how they make my FOOTBALL COACH RESIGN over a certain word ... so ah ban meh jaw and ah ...
"Yuh mean mean yuh BACKING BEVERLEY? I am committed to PAN PROGRESS -- you have no idea how much time, energy, money, thought and action I put into supporting  PAN for over 50 years in FOREIGN and LOCAL before that. My PAN SHIP CANNOT SINK, boy.…"
Wednesday
Bugs replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Well I am going ALL IN to MOVE BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE from OFFICE ... and i doh have NO RULES ... ah done vex how they make my FOOTBALL COACH RESIGN over a certain word ... so ah ban meh jaw and ah ...
Wednesday
Bugs replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion How is AQUIL ARRINDELL or ROBERT HERNANDEZ ever going to become PRESIDENT OF PAN TRINBAGO if they are are afraid to CONFRONT BEVERLEY ...
"Claude your concussion will remain permanent.  Everyone you have champion against the Bev has taken a severe thumping  From Diaz to Aquil.  The bands have spoken. The want the Bev.  The Queen Bev is making you and your boys look…"
Wednesday
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Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Pan Trinbago elections cancelled: Fuad gives Ramsey-Moore until tomorrow to respond to legal letter
"Ah hope that boy father did not see how that BEVERLEY HENCH MAN try to ROUGH UP his PRECIOUS SON today. Looks like one more body for the UNRULY ISIS GANG to bury!!! BACKWARD BEVERLY stoking VIOLENCE in the PAN COMMUNITY IN TRINIDAD ... well, she…"
Wednesday
Claude Gonzales replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE and MARIE TOBY manage to send me back to my early school days in TRINIDAD: IF PAN TRINBAGO is SIXTY MILLION IN DEBT and ONE FARE costs SIX DOLLARS ... how much FARES will THE BEV
"A message to THE BEV: Hire me as your CAMPAIGN MANAGER and I will DELIVER YOU TO THE PROMISE LAND!!!"
Tuesday
Russell Providence replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion If MARIE TOBY could go on ah LIVE PAN TRINBAGO broadcast and talk about THE PRESIDENT MAKING FARES to pay outstanding PANORAMA PAYMENTS ... I doh see why I cannot use certain terms that I want to use
"LIES, VULGARITY AND DECEPTION! It is still possible to share my comments on this vulgar and undesirable Pantrinbago live with a wider audience, although Pantrinbago's facebook page administrator has successfully blocked me from commenting on…"
Monday
Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion Decision of Pan Trinbago Central Executive to postpone 2021 Convention and AGM amid the present circumstances, received 70% Endorsement from members
"Over 400 STEELBANDS in TRINIDAD and TOBAGO according to FORTEAU and KEITH DIAZ. Beverley should be able to release the list of the 280 plus bands (that endorsed her) -- at her PRESS CONFERENCE tomorrow. The truth is that she hand-picked a few bands…"
Monday
Claude Gonzales replied to Pan Times's discussion The decision of the CENTRAL EXECUTIVE to postpone the 2021 CONVENTION and AGM amid the present circumstances, has received 70% ENDORSEMENT from its members
"Andre: This PAN POLITICS is not ah kinda "WHEN YUH FEEL LIKE IT TING" yuh know. You have to follow it NIGHT and DAY and have GOOD GOOD GOOD inside sources. Anybody who supporting BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE is supporting THE DEATH OF PAN…"
Oct 11

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LEROI BOLDON

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 9:40am 1 Comment

I would like to encourage WHEN STEEL TALKS to conduct an interview with LEROI BOLDON, who was a hands-on witness to the early development of the steelband movement. Here is a man who has spent his entire life living, loving and supporting, not just the pan, but the culture of Trinidad and Tobago from the streets of Port-of-Spain to the shores of California.

His is an informative and historical story of one man's unheralded contribution to the artform, that should be shared with the…

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At 8:51pm on August 30, 2018, Glenda Marvray said…

Rest In God's Eternal Peace, Dr. Ellie Mannette. We have lost a steelband statesman indeed! Condolences to his family and to all of us steelband lovers.

At 3:27pm on February 7, 2018, Allison Reid said…

Lol... so I guess you answered part of the question and I hear you loud and clear.... Thanks Claude....

At 11:58pm on May 29, 2017, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, how yo like the Preface and Authors Annotation ???

At 12:28pm on May 29, 2017, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, here is what I promised U, Iwanted to send 24 pages but my co author advised against it, THE ORACLE
Subtitled

St James
The ORIGIN
birth place of the STEEL PAN

Copyright © 2017 by Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho

Library of Congress

ISBN

Author: Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho (a.k.a.) Leslie Michael Jordán.

Editor: Colin Harris and Juanitto Jordano Jorda’ninho

Publisher: n / a

Preface

This book is about the steel pan musical instrument, which is made from a 55 gallon oil drum steel container, the only musical instrument created in the 20th Century, the true History of it, and the men who pioneered contributing their hard work, men like Carlton (sonny /sire) Roach, leader player tuner inventor, Anthony (muff man/skip) Williams Leader tuner inventor innovator arranger player, and visionary Percy (lizard) Thomas, tuner player innovator, Neville Jules leader tuner player innovator arranger.

The information that is in this book is about to disclose is whom, did what, when, where, how and why, time, dates, photos, technological schematic’s, etc.

Author’s Annotation

Invention by way of discovery, the only musical instruments to be invented in the “Twentieth Century” 20th in Trinidad and Tobago the year 1936, “Pan” as it is called in Trinidad and Tobago today, has, and is still suffering from what is called a” his story “epidemic, where fabricated stories, lies and chaos are rampant, as the actual inventors and innovators are not credited for their work, men like Carlton “sonny” Roach, Anthony “muffman”Williams,
Percy “lizard” Thomas, and Neville Jules, and others like Lennox Pierre and Andrew “Carlyle Kerr organizers of the 1951 T.A.S.P.O. and Lt Joseph Nathaniel Griffith arranger for the T.A.S.P.O., until these men are credited for their work, the “Art form” will remain in limbo.

Another example is the actual violence associated with the “Steel Pan” is so greatly exaggerated, that it’s pathetic, and ignorant to even mention its association with the instrument, as the actual violence itself was not cause by the individual players themselves, but instead by supporters, I know this for a fact because I was in the middle of the biggest Carnival riots in “Trinidad”& Tobago,
on Charlotte Street, Carnival Tuesday 1956 with Cairo Steel band, I was nine (9) years old at the time, approaching ten (10), other players and myself were hiding between 55 gallon bass drums, while others were running and ducking into other people gate way and yards to get away from the bottle throwing, I saw those who were rioting with knives, cutlasses / machetes, stones / rocks etc, you name it they had it. Most of the violence was because one band was either playing better than the other, or some was whining / dancing up on someone else’s woman/girlfriend, my “Gist” is a question, how could a player be playing pan and fighting at the same time?
Only when you mess with a player while he’s playing his “pan” This stigma needs to be put to rest.
Because what we have before us a indigenous body of instruments that have broadened the musical family of the world, which fortunately happens to be a trillion dollar industry begging to be embraced, as the music business in it self is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway lined with thieves and pimps like Animn Smith, Brian Copeland et al, meaning the Late former P.M. Patrick Manning, Junio Regrello, Clement Imbert, via there “Alleged Genesis G-pan etc etc etc, and Keith DIAZ, as great talented men die like dogs, this book was written to clarify and abrogate these chaotic epidemics, while attempting to curtail the ambiance of thieves and pimps, within it’s sphere.

Most stories to date; in “Trinidad and Tobago”, and in various parts of this humble planet earth has it that, the steel band musical instrument, or “Pan” as it is called today, the only musical ins

At 8:15am on March 2, 2017, Charles Gordon said…

Permit me to add this, although it might not be another 2017 record. Cannot remember when last it happened though:

Lady Adanna sang in position 1 in the National Calypso Monarch Competition.....she ended up in the last position when the results were released.

Chalkdust sang in position 17 (last). He ended up being first when the results were released.

Just a co-incident, I suppose!

At 7:29am on February 2, 2017, Colin Cumberbatch said…

Greetings Claude

The song Workey Workey is by Burning Flames,

Jahbone

At 10:23am on October 17, 2016, Devon Victory said…

Yes Mam I Was His Grand-kid I Miss Him So Much Every time I Talk To My Dad Sadly

At 8:43pm on July 4, 2016, Rudy Kendall said…
Give thanks for the feedback. I admit I am lazy at times when proofreading (or not) my posts. I will work on being more precise in the future.
At 6:59pm on May 26, 2016, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

Mi Amigo, we'll take it in part or whole, and don't fret your self, Trump won't send u back anywhere personal he's a friend of mine, it's not who u know, it's who knows U, he is a pan man, I gave him a tenor pan that he still has today...

At 4:44am on January 9, 2016, Juanitto Jordano Jorda'ninho said…

CLAUDE Mi AMIGO, I'm a bit late on this comment, but DIAZ has taken $5 million TT dollars each year since he has been made President of Pan Trinbago, NOT $5 million in the six years, he's been there, he bought a new car when he became President and build two new houses, well what do U expect when the PT Central Executive Committee lets DIAZ signs CHECKS ???

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