- With various rumors still
flying around, it fell to
When Steel Talks
to get an accurate update on the
Panorama 2007 situation which keeps evolving. Late last evening,
president of Pan Trinbago, Patrick
Arnold, cleared the air on the governing
body's stand on the matter.
Coming out of a general meeting with
the panmen last evening on December 14, Arnold said that
members of the steelband body needed to know if the western
end of the Queen's Park Savannah would indeed be available
for the 2007 National Panorama semi-finals competition.
With such a large number of steel orchestras scheduled to
compete as always, Arnold made it clear
in a previous
interview that there was no other place in Port-of-Spain
capable of hosting the semi-finals.
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Arnold went on to
say that a resolution had been passed in the general meeting
- determining that if the western end of the savannah was not
available for the event, then the competition would
not be able to take place. And without a semi-final
leg, there would be no 'finalists' - hence no
National Trinidad and Tobago Panorama finals - for 2007.
For the preliminary phase of the national steelband
panorama, steel orchestras have been adjudicated in their
respective panyards for the past few years.
Pan Trinbago is looking forward to the
government's response by Monday.
intends to keep on top of this story.