"ODW, your point is well taken. I was operating under the assumption that those skills currently exist among the leadership. Even so, the paucity of business acumen among the leadership does not excuse the lack of a robust response to the…"
"The organization that is responsible for Panorama would be well advised to approach the falling attendance and gate receipts at panorama from the perspective of a marketing strategy. The cost of entry by itself might not be the problem, so lowering…"
"Mr. Stewart, as an ex-pat, I am so proud of your achievements and much more so, I am impressed with your focus on excellence and your commitment to act as a role model in using your talent and experience in guiding others to a better place. You are…"
"Duvone, your post is timely and very relevant to the current state of the steel-pan industry in Trinidad and Tobago. There is a general sense that little or no meaningful progress is being made to advance the evolution of steel orchestration in…"
"Claude, I respect, admire and appreciate your constant call to advance the steel orchestral art form in T&T and globally. Realizing this goal will require a serious strategic planning process involving a variety of individuals and…"
"Claude, the points you have made are very well taken. We seem however to be caught-up and stuck in a dialogue that is failing to advance T&T's musical steel industry, while amazing opportunities are not being addressed in a meaningful way.…"
"If there are no valid justifications to retain use if the canopies, except for sun and rain protection, then I would urge the steel orchestra organizations to seriously consider removing them at least for events such as panorama, as I believe…"
"Glenroy, I understand and support the notions you have outlined. You have advanced a very compelling case that should give pause to reconsider new and innovative ways to maximize the potential of Trinidad and Tobago's art form, - the steel-band…"
"My condolences to the family and friends of Asami Nagakiya. Any death is painful and regrettable but even more so is untimely tragic death due to murder. I share the hope of many, in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) and globally, in demanding that the…"
"Following the recent results of the 2015 T&T panorama competition, I could understand what must be a sense of disappointment for the many bands that were not awarded the honor of first place. In reality not everyone of the dozens of steel bands…"
"Ms Andrews-Brumant, what a wonderful achievement! You touched on a few points concerning the future possibilities and hopes for pan and steel band orchestration. I offer some ideas for public discourse and consideration.
"The evolutionary growth and development of the steel pan and steel ban music has been phenomenal in Trinidad with an ever increasing appeal internationally. The potential for further growth and development is only limited by imagination, creativity,…"