Exodus changes tune for finals

Four-time Panora­ma cham­pi­ons Re­pub­lic Bank Ex­o­dus Steel Or­ches­tra has changed their tune of choice for the up­com­ing Panora­ma fi­nals, as arranger Pel­ham God­dard be­lieves the judges are not in­ter­pret­ing his arrange­ment of Austin "Su­per Blue" Lyons' Rag Storm the way he would like them to.

In­stead, Ex­o­dus will now be play­ing Kees Di­ef­fen­thaller's Sa­van­nah Grass in the fi­nal on March 2.

Ex­o­dus will be en­ter­ing the Panora­ma fi­nals in the sec­ond to last po­si­tion with 265 points.

Patrons complain about North Park

The North Park at the Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah got mixed re­views from pa­trons at yes­ter­day’s Na­tion­al Panora­ma se­mi-fi­nals for medi­um and large bands. The fa­cil­i­tieswere in­tro­duced this year by the Na­tion­al Car­ni­val Com­mis­sion (NCC) in an ef­fort to in­crease prof­itabil­i­ty at Car­ni­val events.

Some pa­trons com­plained about the lack of in­for­ma­tion on the new rules and poli­cies at the venue.

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.