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Grafton Spooner replied to Salah Wilson's discussion Eid Mubarak to the Muslim brothers and sisters of WST
" I extend solidarity with my Muslim friends. In celebrating your religious traditions and practices may you find joy, peace, hope and contentment."
May 13
Grafton Spooner replied to Pan Times's discussion The 2021 NLCB PanoGrama - Night 2 -- The World Cup of Steelpan
"I can view now. Thanks."
May 8
Grafton Spooner replied to Pan Times's discussion The 2021 NLCB PanoGrama - Night 2 -- The World Cup of Steelpan
"Unable to view the competition, this is a problem. How could I access  the show?"
May 8
Grafton Spooner replied to Salah Wilson's discussion The Passing of a matriarch and steelpan activist
"Salah, in the midst of your grief may you find peace and comfort in the knowledge of your Mom's life well lived. May her memory be a blessing."
May 2
Grafton Spooner replied to Salah Wilson's discussion A good time to revisit "An exclusive Ministry for Pan in Trinidad & Tobago"
"Salah Wilson, check my brief contact info sent to your WhatsApp # this evening. Looking forward to our conversation."
Apr 22
Grafton Spooner replied to Salah Wilson's discussion A good time to revisit "An exclusive Ministry for Pan in Trinidad & Tobago"
"Salah Wilson, thanks for constructively sharing such thought provoking ideas. There is no doubt that we are all interested in an awesome future for the musical steel industry in T&T. Consistent with that sentiment, you have expressed with…"
Apr 22
Grafton Spooner replied to Pan Times's discussion TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE STEELBAND MODEL By Andre Moses
"This article is to be applauded for its focus on calling for a broad strategic approach that would ensure the advancement and sustainability of the musical steel industry in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). It makes no pretentious claims to know the…"
Apr 20
Grafton Spooner replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion THE STEEL PAN BUILDER
"I agree with Claude Gonzales. T&T has managed to fabricate steel percussion musical instruments. To refer to these beautiful instruments as steel pans is to diminish their importance and value thus betraying the creativity and talent that such…"
Oct 25, 2020
Grafton Spooner replied to Pan Times's discussion Update - Panist in Need
"I appreciate the proposed approach outlined by Rubadiri Victor. He has graciously taken the time to make a difference in the life of a brother in need; for this I am delighted. With compassion and generosity, let's continue to reach back,…"
Sep 28, 2020
Grafton Spooner replied to Pan Times's discussion Panist in need
"I am touched by the community's response and agree with Char Burgess' suggestion regarding a "go fund me" page that would make it easier for expats like me to contribute to worthy causes in T&T, and perhaps other parts of the…"
Sep 27, 2020
Grafton Spooner replied to Pan Times's discussion GROUND REPORT AT PAN HQ - One Delegate's Perspective
"Gregory Lindsay, respect to you. You have taken the time, at personal risk, to plead your case for the good and betterment of PanTrinbago. Anyone who would take the time and make the effort to advocate solutions to perceived or real problems should…"
Sep 8, 2020
Grafton Spooner replied to Pan Times's discussion The Mindset Towards Steelpan Education in Trinidad & Tobago Needs a Systemic Overhaul at the Government Level
"If a survey is conducted in T&T, including expats, I suspect that the results would indicate general consensus on the need to build on a rich legacy of steel orchestral music in T&T that transcends geopolitical considerations. By…"
Jul 10, 2020
Grafton Spooner replied to Pan Times's discussion The Mindset Towards Steelpan Education in Trinidad & Tobago Needs a Systemic Overhaul at the Government Level
"Salmon Cupid, you have made excellent points that are very relevant and essential to a larger discussion on the evolution and advancement of the steel orchestra/musical steel industry in Trinidad and Tobago. Think about it, you have correctly…"
Jul 9, 2020
Grafton Spooner replied to Pan Times's discussion -STEELBAND REHEARSALS RESUME - Pan Trinbago
"Mr. Providence appears to be expressing concerns and frustration regarding the quality/effectiveness of Pan Trinbago's executive leadership. I have no reason to doubt his concerns and hope for advancing the management, growth and stability of…"
Jun 26, 2020
Grafton Spooner replied to Pan Times's discussion A Moment in Pan - Southern Marines - When Steel Talks - Pan Woman
"Mother and baby is a powerful symbol of caring and sharing an experience that might be a wonderful memory for both of them. She did not abandon her baby, she has embraced her parental responsibility. That picture reminds me of numerous scenes in…"
Feb 2, 2020
Grafton Spooner replied to Pan Times's discussion Notables visit Exodus panyard for Panorama 2020 season
"George, negative reference to "PAN" as the devil's music was a rather perversive attitude generally held by a variety of religious and non religious organizations including but not exclusive to the Catholic church. Reference to the…"
Feb 1, 2020

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