Youth pannist gets BPTT Samaroo award

TT – Panist Emmanuel Joseph is the latest recipient of the Jit Samaroo bursary which is awarded to support members of BP Renegades steelband with their academic expenses. Joseph is the second recipient of the award which was launched in 2017 by BPTT “to align its support for Renegades with the company’s focus on development

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Carnival tabanca as covid19 closes festival

TT – This year the revelry, the mas, the paint, the mud, the costumes, the fun, the sound of pan and all that encompasses Carnival are just a memory for most people as they reminisce to the tunes played on the radio. There will be no Carnival 2021. No physical events such as fetes, stick-fighting,

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Pan Trinbago to host four virtual Carnival events

TT – Pan Trinbago president Beverley Ramsey-Moore has said at least four virtual events will take place over the period that should have been Carnival. She said these will be announced after a meeting between the central and regional executives of the organisation on January 16. Ramsey-Moore said the events committee will present its recommendations

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In loving memory of Ralph “Azul” Richardson

Dear pan friends, It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Ralph “Azul” Richardson (13.12.1936 – 20.12.2020). He has died last night, on the 4th Sunday of Advent, very peacefully holding his daughter’s hand. The flights in from the UK have been cancelled and direct flights home are non existent. The plan

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Regrello remembers pan ‘warlord’

TT – San Fernando Mayor Junia Regrello has expressed his sadness on the death of leader of NLCB Fonclaire Steel Orchestra, Milton “Wire” Austin, on Sunday. Newsday understands Austin, 79, died at his home in Pleasantville on Sunday morning. Regrello, who is also the leader of TCL Skiffle Bunch, said, “We have lost one of

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Warming hearts for Christmas

TT – Expressing who he is second-nature to steelpan aficionado Jaison O’Connor. Although he has lived in the United States for almost 20 of his 38 years, he is Trinidadian at his core. When asked to do a video clip for a virtual Christmas card to brighten the spirits of staff members in Boston, O’Connor

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