Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Tunapuna MP distributes Hampers to Community Steelbands Tunapuna Member of Parliament and Deputy Speaker, Edmond Forde, has responded to Pan Trinbago’s call in providing assistance to member bands most affected by the COVID 19 pandemic. Come Friday July 23, the MP and Pan Trinbago’s Eastern Region Chairman, Anthony Walker, will distribute hampers to nine (9) steelbands in the area. The event takes place at the Republic Bank Exodus Pan Theatre, Eastern Main Road, Tunapuna, from 10:00am. COVID 10 protocols will be observed. The recipients of this support are: birdsong, Tunapuna Hill Tones, Tunapuna All Stars, Tunapuna TIPICA, Tunapuna Old Boys Association, Fascinators Pan Symphony, Flamingoes Steel Orchestra, Revelation Institute for Performing Education (RIPE) and Republic Bank Exodus. The joint project is in keeping with Pan Trinbago’s recently established Social Prosperity Fund which seeks to provide tangible support and empowerment as well as meeting the pressing needs to vulnerable members of the steelband community. In thanking the Member of Parliament and the Region’s Chairman, Mrs. Beverley Ramsey-Moore, President, in expressing her gratitude, said that this distribution exercise is the first of several such collaborations. Similar approaches have been made to other Members of Parliament to assist their community-based steelbands, many of whom depend on public gatherings for their survival. “It is important to act now and provide tangible practical support during these unsetting times”, she noted while adding “this donation will help those in need.” Since the onset of the pandemic, Pan Trinbago Inc. has distributed over 400 hampers to its members.. Previous Article Pan Trinbago Drum Factory - We are Open and Ready to Serve You. Next Article NCC MOURNS THE PASSING OF LUTALO MASIMBA, BROTHER RESISTANCE Print 16 Rate this article: No rating Please login or register to post comments.