Trinidad all stars Trinidad All Stars win Trinidad & Tobago Panorama with the tune Unknown Band

Metronomes and Mangrove both tie for the title and win the UK Panorama

Sonatas wins New York Panorama

20th Century Steel Orchestra win St. Vincent Panorama

Gemonites wins Antigua’s Panorama

Chronicle Atlantic Steel Orchestra wins Guyana’s National Steelband Competition

Travelling Ambassadors – From Russia, Casso like Marco Polo set out around the world in eighty days. First to the New London Theatre England where Clive Lloyd was being honoured with the CCH-Guyana’s highest national honour. In 1981, they toured the United States, playing at the UN General Assembly, Washington, DC, then to Las Vegas, Chicago, and Ottawa, for a guest appearance at the Canadian House of Parliament. The next year, 1982, they were the featured artistes at the British Honduras Independence Celebrations, and in 1983, went back to Canada for the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s Redeau Canal. — Geoffrey Chin


Eric Williams Trinidad & Tobago first Prime Minister Eric Williams – passes away – : March 29, 1981, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago