Hatters to get new pan theatre on San Fernando Waterfront

TT – After months of uncertainty, there is agreement that Hatters Steel Orchestra will remain at its prime spot, where the Urban Development Corporation (Udecott) is working on the San Fernando Waterfront Development Project Udecott has agreed to build a state-of-the-art building at the band’s present location at Lady Hailes Avenue, where it will remain

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Police: Japanese pannist Asami Nagakiya’s killer is dead

TT – Five years after Japanese pannist Asami Nagakiya was strangled to death, police have concluded that a man they killed in 2016 was her killer. In a media release on Friday police said the Cold Case Unit, after a review of the evidence by Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard on Thursday, was

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Panyard bandits

TT – Panyards are falling prey to thieves.This month, it emerged bandits broke into Hatters Steel Orchestra, one of the oldest bands in San Fernando, and stole more than $200,000 worth of equipment and musical instruments, including pans. Two days ago, Exodus Steel Orchestra manager Ainsworth Mohammed had cause to condemn a break-in at the

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Al-Rawi: Govt seeking solution to Hatters break-ins

TT – San Fernando West MP Faris Al-Rawi has said he will find a solution for members of the Hatters Steel Orchestra, who have been hit by vandals and thieves for the past several months. The band has lost almost $400,000 in pans, musical equipment and tools. The latest attack happened on or before last

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Bandits hit Exodus panyard again

TT – Bandits struck the Republic Bank Exodus Steel Orchestra in Tunapuna last night, stealing tools and material that were stored by a contractor to facilitate infrastructural work at the panyard. Checks are now being done to see if any instruments or other items were stolen. It is not the first time the Exodus panyard

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Exodus manager: Stealing from panyard is stealing from God

TT – Manager of the Exodus Steel Orchestra Ainsworth Mohammed has condemned a break-in at the band’s Tunapuna panyard in which several tools were stolen, likening the act to “a theft from God.” Speaking with Newsday on Monday, Mohammed confirmed there had been a break-in sometime on Sunday night. He said while renovations were being

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