PAN-JUMBIE

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 meeting along with Attorney General Darshan Ramdhani with the President of GASA, Jason Skeete and two of his Executive members and several persons associated with the so-called breakaway faction involving the major bands on the island.

The source who spoke on condition that he was not identified said that Skeete walked out of the meeting after a certain statement was hurled at him by Andre Greenidge of defending panorama champs, Commancheros of St. Paul’s.

He stated that the GASA President deemed the remarks as unfortunate in light of a legal warning letter that was allegedly hand delivered to Greenidge months earlier requesting him to desist from making similar utterances in the future.

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