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New President for Pan Trinbago

New Pres in charge of Steelband Affairs in Trinidad & Tobago


Trinidad & Tobago, WI - - Pan Trinbago Inc. has a new President. He is Keith Diaz, former Chairman of the Northern Region of Pan Trinbago and member of WITCO Desperadoes.

Diaz received 152 votes to the incumbent Patrick Arnold’s 116, at the October 25, 2009 Annual General Meeting/Trinbago Triennial Convention held at the East Mucurapo Secondary School, Mucurapo, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

The Election of Officers to the Central Executive was the highpoint of the day’s Convention. Some 70 steelbands were eligible to vote.

At the end of the exercise, three (3) officers were returned.

The results are as follows:-

President  Keith Diaz 152
  Patrick Arnold 116
Vice-President Bryon Serrette 104
  Keron Valentine 102
  Peter Kanhai 53
  Godfrey Joseph 12
Secretary Richard Forteau 137
  Denise L.J. Hernandez 101
  Julie Williams 32
Assistant Secretary Beverly Ramsey-Moore 116
  John Harris 59
  Keith St. Cyr 30
Treasurer Anthony McQuilkin 135
  Vernon Morancie 112
  Andrew Salvador 25
Education Officer Withfield Weekes 147
  Denise L.J. Hernandez 117
Public Relations Officer Trevor Reid
Sean Nero
  Michael Joseph 75
External Officer Keith St. Cyr 136
  Neville John 46
  Selwyn Paul 87
Trustee Allan Augustus 136
  Keith Simpson 118
  Fitzroy Henry 100
  Alphion Byron 76
  Clifford Alfred 23

After his victory at the polls, the President pledged to work with all member bands and steelpan organizations worldwide as he seeks to take the pan even further.

Diaz also took the opportunity to thank all those who supported him in what he has described as the largest turnout for an AGM in the history of the steelband movement.

He ended by thanking his predecessor Patrick Arnold for the service he has given to the organization.

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From the News Desk of Pan Trinbago
Angela A. Fox - Media/Communications

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