Monday, October 30, 2006

Patrick Arnold returns as Pan Trinbago president

T&T Guardian, 30th October 2006, by Sean NeroPatrick

Arnold has returned as president of Pan Trinbago, despite a “vicious” election campaign against his leadership style. Speaking yesterday after the results were announced, Arnold said: “My first order of business is to undertake damage control.

My opponents have done the organisation a grave injustice by the method of their campaigning. This was not a general election. They treated it as such. They hurt the nation’s panmen and the panmen returned the favour.”

At the organisation’s annual general meeting and tri-annual conference at the ballroom of the Crowne Plaza hotel yesterday, panmen overwhelmingly showed their confidence in Arnold’s brand of leadership by giving him another term.

He beat his former vice-president Keith Byer by a margin of 182 to 54 votes. Yesterday’s victory for Arnold has created history as he now becomes the longest serving leader of Pan Trinbago, having been at the post for four consecutive terms.

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