Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pan in disharmony as players meet*

PLENTY PROBLEMS: Former Pan Trinbago vice-president Byron Serrette, second from left, chats with ace pannist Dane Gulston, left, outside City Hall, Port of Spain, yesterday before the start of Pan Trinbago's executive meeting to discuss Panorama 2017. Looking on are other members of the fraternity. —Photo: ISHMAEL SALANDY

Trinbago's executive met to discuss Panorama 2017 and other issues.
Among those present were Pan Trinbago secretary Richard Forteau and PRO Michael Joseph. They were joined by former vice-president Byron Serrette, All Stars ace pannist Dane Gulston and Power Stars' chairman, Gregory Lindsay.
Last Wednesday, Gulston and Lindsay staged a protest outside Pan Trinbago's headquarters on Park Street, Port of Spain, calling for Diaz and the ruling executive to resign over alleged corruption, mismanagement of financial resources and reputed lavish lifestyle.
In the middle of the protest of payment for pannists, Diaz was hospitalised last week and underwent angioplasty surgery at St Clair Medical Centre. He was subsequently discharged and is recuperating at home. Diaz dispelled rumours that he had resigned but is currently officially on sick leave.
Meanwhile, pan connoisseurs are awaiting a decision on the fate of Panorama 2017. Pannists outside were over-heard saying they wanted the matter to be resolved in the best interest of the pan fraternity.

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