San Juan East Side Symphony is new Single Pan champs

San Juan East Side Sym­pho­ny is the new Na­tion­al Panora­ma Sin­gle Pan Band cham­pi­on.

The band, play­ing at po­si­tion 16 amassed 283 points with the Car­lan Hare­wood arrange­ment of Ald­wyn Roberts’ “Iron Man” to de­throne two-time win­ner New­town Play­boys Steel Sym­pho­ny.

They tied with La Cre­ole Pan Groove for fourth place with a to­tal score of 273 points. 

The Pan Trin­ba­go pro­duced event took place at the Bas­ket­ball Court, Ari­ma, on Sun­day.

Pan Trinbago: Panaroma will succeed, despite $$ challenges

Pan Trin­ba­go pres­i­dent Bev­er­ly Ram­sey-Moore said de­spite all the chal­lenges fac­ing the or­gan­i­sa­tion, she and her team would find a way to make this year’s Panora­ma com­pe­ti­tion and ex­pe­ri­ence a suc­cess.

She ad­mit­ted, how­ev­er, that to do so there would need to be some ma­jor changes.

In an in­ter­view on CNC3 Morn­ing Brew pro­gramme on Wednes­day, Ram­sey-Moore said this year, the or­gan­i­sa­tion was giv­en an al­lo­ca­tion of $20 mil­lion.

Holocaust survivor thanks QRC

A Jew­ish man who fled with his fam­i­ly to T&T from the Nazi holo­caust re­turned to his for­mer al­ma mater, Queen’s Roy­al Col­lege, to give thanks for the school’s im­pact on his life.

Dr Pe­ter La­band, 92, a den­tal sur­geon who now lives in the Unit­ed States, was full of praise for his QRC as he walked across the school’s court­yard ac­com­pa­nied by mem­bers of the Queen’s Roy­al Col­lege Old Boys’ As­so­ci­a­tion.

“It start­ed right here. With­out this, it would not have been pos­si­ble. In a way, I came to say thank you,” he said.

Bolton to headline Tobago Jazz 2019

Gram­my Award win­ner Michael Bolton is ex­pect­ed to head­line at the To­ba­go Jazz Ex­pe­ri­ence 2019.

The sur­pris­ing an­nounce­ment was made via the To­ba­go Fes­ti­vals Com­mis­sion’s Face­book page yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

It stat­ed: “With 2019 mere days away, how are you sup­posed to live with­out your past for the next To­ba­go Jazz Ex­pe­ri­ence?

Here’s some mo­ti­va­tion to get you ex­cit­ed and ready! We re­veal one of the head­line acts for 2019, Gram­my Award Win­ning Mu­si­cian Micheal Bolton.”

T&T rich in culture and cuisine

The Por­tuguese have their gar­lic pork, the Venezue­lans their ja­mon, the Fil­ipinos brought their le­chon and T&T is rich­er cul­tur­al­ly and cui­sine-wise for it. Some peo­ple have been for­tu­nate to learn how to cook these eth­nic pork dish­es taught to them by im­mi­grant fam­i­lies.

One of Richard Lau’s child­hood friends is of Por­tuguese lin­eage, his dad Son­ny De Souza was in­stru­men­tal in pass­ing on this tra­di­tion since they were in St Mary’s Col­lege and is still main­tained to­day.