Jason Skeete resigns from steelband

GD – The embattled President of the Grenada Steelband Association, Jason Skeete has resigned from the body. Skeete tendered his letter of resignation Tuesday against the backdrop of moves by government to set up an Interim body to run the affairs of the association pending the holding of elections for a new executive. GSA has

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Best wishes to Cyril Khamai for a speedy recovery

“Best wishes to Cyril Khamai for a speedy recovery from Carnival Village Trust, Notting Hill Carnival Community, BAS, ACUK, Friends and Family.” If you have attended any steelpan or calypso event at the Tabernacle during the last month, you would have noticed the marked absence of the sound of a ‘Scratcher’ in any of the

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Expired: Iowa Steel Bands drumming into town

US – Thursday at 7:30 p.m., The Iowa Steel Bands will be performing a selection of percussive steel drum pieces in Voxman. “We will have three steel bands performing this Thursday,” Ben Yancey, the director of the steel bands performing, said in an email to The Daily Iowan. “There’s PanIC (a non-student band from members

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Expired: French youth pannists visit TT

TT – Eight children from the band P’tit Pan of Nantes, France, flew into TT last Tuesday to learn the rudiments of pan, and also to familiarise themselves with the culture of this country. They were the toast of a reception hosted by French Ambassador to TT Serge Lavroff and his wife Caroline at their

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Expired: No end to steelband war

GD – With the annual Spicemas festival only four months away, government is making a last minute desperate effort to bring an end to a bitter internal feuding within the Grenada Steelbands Association (GSBA). A well-placed source told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that Minister of Youth and Culture, Senator Norland Cox on Tuesday facilitated a

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Sando street named after panman

TT – A major street in San Fernando has been named after veteran pan arranger and bass pan player, Lennox “Bobby” Mohammed, 76. Harris Promenade East was renamed after Mohammed by Mayor Junia Regrello today. A recipient of the Humming Bird Medal (Gold) in 1992, Mohammed joined Regrello to unveil the street sign. “Mohammed’s story

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