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- n. Plural form of panyard.
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It has become so commonplace now that Trinbagonians visiting steelbands as they gear up for the National Panorama competition no longer take notice of the majority presence of young people in the panyards.
Sharpe in time for the upcoming competition, which begins on January 27 with preliminary judging in the panyards.
And although they would not be judged in the competition, pan lovers would be able to hear their music at the panyards.
Not even in the "steelband riot" days did it ever come to this-bands, according to Pan Trinbago president, Patrick Arnold, experiencing a shortage of players because of the crime situation, with some of them requesting police protection in their panyards which, given the criminal state of things countrywide, they are certainly not about to get.
The panyards are left like the buildings of QRC, to fend for themselves.
But neither of us, I think, foresaw that the day would come when crime in particular areas would cause the traditional nexus between people in a particular area and their pansides to collapse, parents both inside and outside the area loath to send their kids (and more and more the players are on the young side of 25) to play pan not so, much (if at all) because of any dangerous doings in the panyards themselves but because of the risk inherent in going and coming from the yards, Despers 'vice-captain in what I thought was a riveting interview, raising the very real possibilities of their being robbed and, Lord forbid, even killed.