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Historic Panorama under way in Tobago

TT – President Paula-Mae Weekes was among a massive crowd at the Dwight Yorke Stadium on Sunday evening to witness and enjoy the historic inaugural staging of the National Panorama medium band competition in Tobago. Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille delivered an energetic performance to Merchant’s Ah Feeling To Rock to get the competition under

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Tobago’s proud Panomara moment

TT – To­ba­go’s first-ever Na­tion­al Panora­ma fi­nal is un­der­way at the Dwight Yorke Sta­di­um pa­rade grounds . The event, which catered for the medi­um steel or­ches­tras, saw the Courts Sound Spe­cial­ists of Laven­tille sound the first note with Ah Feel­ing to Rock arranged by Seion Gomez. The band was among the 10 fi­nal­ists to com­pete—sev­en

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PAN-O-REFF-IC!

GY – The Guyana Police Force Steel Orchestra walked away with the Large Bands title in this year’s PANORAMA Steel Band competition. The band’s version of local soca tune ‘I am 592’ was an instant crowd-pleaser. Their energetic performance on Sunday evening saw them outshining the CAL Parkside Steel Orchestra who came in second and

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Feeling it at Shell Invaders lime

TT – The car park at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain was transformed into an oasis by master designer Brian Mac Farlane for Shell Invaders Steel Orchestra’s Sponsors Night last Tuesday. The band also used the occasion as its 80th anniversary celebration. Shell’s retired vice president Derek Hudson filled in for country chairman

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Protecting pans, promoting TT

TT – Jennifer Moore always assumed going into business was a simple thing. “I thought it was just a matter of making something, selling it and putting the money in the bank.” Now 25 years into the business of making steelpan cases and covers, her assessment is that it’s not so cut and dry. “I

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Panland survives tough times

TT – The Panland steelpan manufacturing company rests inconspicuously among other commercial buildings on the Eastern Main Road, Laventille. But behind those walls some of the country’s greatest pan tuners have plied their trade and the steelpans produced have journeyed across the world. Business Day met up with Panland president Michael Cooper at his office

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