Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar addressed the nation tonight and announced a limited state of emergency in the crime infested areas of the country. The State of Emergency goes into effect from 12:00 midnight tonight after the President signs the document making the declaration effective immediately.
This means that the military will now augment the police service and will patrol the crime hot spots with a mandate to seize and arrest persons caught breaking the law. This act by the government will be severely criticized even though it was expected for some time now. The country is heading in the wrong direction with a spate of killings that is mind boggling. We can only hope that the government and people of the country can put a stop to the mindless killings taking place every day. If they can't then only divine intervention could help Trinidad!
"Oh gosh fuss ah love meh pan. Beat de pan boi". Hold on now, we don't beat pan anymore ... We play pan now and it takes some real talent to get really good at it! It has been quite a sophisticated instrument for many years now and has moved away from the days when only badjohns were in the panyards. When you hear the sound of pan one has to stop and pay attention. However, for some unknown reason your feet start to tap to the music and your heart and soul is swept away into an ecstasy because of this feeling of panramajay!
I have a recording of 'PANYARD SKETCHES' from Sanch Elextronix Limited that I wish to share with you on this blog. If you want to get a copy of the CD you can do so at the following link: Panyard Sketches
Track number eight was not included since it is an alternate version of track number two. This is sweet pan in yuh pwefen my friend... Just Enjoy the music!