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Trinidad Medicine

  1. So, according to reports he (Philmore) rolled his vehicle and as a  result suffered internal injuries .He was taken to SGH where  in 2018 there are no doctors capable off treating traumatic injuries. When will Trinidad medicine get better?.Condolences  to his family and friends .

Added by Essentially Atu on September 30, 2018 at 4:22pm — No Comments

About the Man Himself, Ellie Mannette

ABOUT THE MAN HIMSELF

Much is known of Ellie as a pan tuner and popular steel-band man, but not many people know of his academic side. Ellie as a young man was very ambitious and at an early age became an apprentice in machinery and graduated at the top of his class as a Lathe Operator. He was well recognized for his work in Trinidad in that field, as a valued employee at the Acme Engineering Co. on Richmond street. His first encounter with Navy would come when US Navy forces staged a…

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Added by Charlene Lusk on September 3, 2018 at 3:25pm — No Comments

The Ellie Experience

Dr. Elliott “Ellie” Mannette

Elliiott was always surrounded by the people who loved…

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Added by Charlene Lusk on September 3, 2018 at 2:31pm — 1 Comment

Further thoughts about steelband mobility

My comments about my enjoyment of the recent steelband parades have been misinterpreted as an endorsement of steelbands on trucks , so I wish to further clarify my thoughts, to clear up any misunderstandings.

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Now , I fully appreciate why it's done , but I don't like steelbands on trucks.



Like I've said many times, I think something about the steelband vibration is lost , with the distance created between the steelband , the natural environment , and the…

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Added by Glenroy R Joseph on August 27, 2018 at 10:49am — 9 Comments

SAD no notification of Pan on the Avenue event 08/25/2018

I was very disappointed that I did not receive a notification of yesterdays event Pan on the Avenue. I sent a note on your Facebook. We got to see the video which stopped at Harmonites, the large bands we did not see or hear. SAD.

Added by marilyn metivier-sheppard on August 26, 2018 at 10:57pm — No Comments

RIP "Tempo"...stalwart and former Double Second Panist

RIP "Tempo"...stalwart and former Double Second pannist and as recently as this year's Panorama, great Rhythm Section tambourine player.

Your send-off today was synonymous with your personality, humility, love of pan and people.

Continue to fly the Renegades flag, and pan flag in general, flying high in heaven.

You will be missed by all.

Added by Sandra L Blood on August 22, 2018 at 6:28pm — 5 Comments

When Steel Talks has lost an esteemed Member....

 Stanley 'Kiddie' Currency ( Known for his insightful, Thoughtful and biting commentary- And an Ardent Desperadoes Affectionado) has passed on.

Condolences to his immediate family, Simple Paradise Sports Club Members and friends. HE SHALL BE MISSED!

Added by Ian Cox on June 18, 2018 at 10:58am — 3 Comments

Steelband "pandemonium" is not just about pan people , it is about All of us !

The mistake we are making , my friends is assuming that the problems facing the steelbands of T&T are pan people’s problems , but they are much more than that.

The problems are societal , and about national identity , culture ,vision and even more.

Trinidadians have not yet recognized that in a failing economy , an emphasis on culture and tourism will become a most important part of the nation's economic security.



Many Trinidadians have been reluctant to appreciate…

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Added by Glenroy R Joseph on June 5, 2018 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

The Windrush Years 4

Added by Pan Times on April 18, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

If not for grace

https://youtu.be/zQwSazb9BK8

Added by ritson douglas on April 18, 2018 at 11:37am — No Comments

BBC2 Windrush - Part Three

Windrush part 3 of 4



Four-part historical documentary series tracing the changes to British national life brought about by the first major influx of people from the Caribbean on the troopship Empire Windrush.…

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Added by Pan Times on April 17, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments

Windrush Part 2 of 4

Windrush is a four-part series of one-hour television documentaries originally broadcast on BBC2 in 1998[1] to mark the 50th anniversary of the arrival in Britain of the MV Empire Windrush, the ship that brought the first significant wave of post-war West Indian immigrants. The series was produced and directed by David Upshal. Its…

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Added by Pan Times on April 16, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Windrush Part 1 of 4 -- ."Arrival" (30/05/98)



Windrush is a four-part series of one-hour television documentaries originally broadcast on BBC2 in 1998[1] to mark the 50th anniversary of the arrival in Britain of the MV Empire Windrush, the ship that brought the first significant wave of post-war West Indian immigrants. The series was produced and directed by David Upshal. Its Executive…

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Added by Pan Times on April 15, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

These 7 have played with a large winning panorama band and later became a winning arranger

At Panorama 1965, Steve Achaiva was a panist with Cavaliers and

in 1975, he arranged for Hatters.

At Panorama 1969, Herschel Puckerin, Len Sharpe and Pelham Goddard were all panists with Starlift.

In 1978, Herschel arranged for Starlift, in 1987, Len arranged for Phase II and Pelham arranged for Exodus in 1992.

In 1973, Leon Edwards was a panist with All Stars and in 1980 arranged for them.

In 1966 and 1970 Robert Greenidge was a…

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Added by Ian Franklin on April 12, 2018 at 9:56am — 2 Comments

Chroma Steel new EP is available

We are glad to let you know that we have released our first EP!…

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Added by Chroma Steel on March 26, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

LOOKING BACK AT PANORAMA 2018

(1) Skiffle changed their tune 6 days before the prelims and still placed in the top-three.

(2) St. Margaret Boys' won the Primary Schools Panorama for the 1th time since 2004.

(3) Renegades Youths with arranger Andrew Charles won their 5th  consecutive Junior Panorama for a total of 11 wins since 2002.

(4) St. Francois Girls College with arrangements from Rorry Aleong won the High Schools Panorama for the sixth time in eight years. They now share the lead with St.…

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Added by Ian Franklin on February 22, 2018 at 9:11pm — 1 Comment

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

This is a very popular christmas song for children here in Germany and a hit each year for my steel pan youngsters.



TeacherSteelPanKids from Germany…



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Added by WerNer on December 8, 2017 at 6:33am — No Comments

First Personal Response

Introduction

Frederick Douglass was born in Tuckahoe in Maryland by Harriet Bailey, a black American while his father was a white American. Apparently, his mother was working as a slave working for Mr. Stewart, who he (Douglass) believed he was his biological father, since at that time, the masters used to sexually abuse their slaves, especially women (Frederick 17-18). However, despite being brought up in such a slavery experience, he was determined to break the chains and…

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Added by Tammy Tolon on November 24, 2017 at 4:22am — No Comments

PAN TRINBAGO TELEPHONES

I have been trying to reach Pan Trinbago by telephone since last week. These are the numbers I have; 623 4486, 625 3556, & 623 6831. These are for the Head Office. The East Zone where I am located gave me 2 numbers, 369 6437 & 337 5095. All these numbers are out of service. This is the WORLD governing body for steelpan Really? Should I continue to be a member of this organization? Given all the other ills that have been aired publicly over the past several months. There are those who…

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Added by sherman allison fyfe on November 10, 2017 at 11:17am — 3 Comments

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