TT – First Citizens Supernovas Steel Orchestra got an early Christmas gift on Saturday night, when Clarence Rambharat, senator and Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, presented bandleader Amrit Samaroo with their letter of Cabinet approval for the lease of a parcel of state land in the Samaroo family’s hometown of Surrey Village, Lopinot.
The presentation took place at the Pan in d Borough event in the Royal Borough of Arima.
The site is next to the site on which construction of the new Surrey Village Community Centre is about to start.
Speaking to Newsday yesterday, Samaroo thanked Rambharat for his assistance and said, “This is but the first, albeit very important step in us finally having a permanent home for Supernovas.”
He added, the band had been housed by the Surrey Village Council at their community centre, but now they have a vision for the site which is currently in development.