Thursday, July 31, 2014



Seven months after a major oil spill, more than 20 residents in Marabella had to be taken to hospital yesterday following another oil spill at Petrotrin’s Pointe-a-Pierre refinery. Approximately 17,844 barrels of slop oil (a combination of oil, water and sediment) were released in the spill. Tropical Plaza, a commercial complex and food mall, closed prematurely around midday as a safety precaution. Read more »

  • Commonwealth 2014 LIVE UPDATES -Borel, Gordon earn medals

    Cleopatra Borel and Lalonde Gordon earned medals for Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday. Borel threw 18.57 metres for silver in the women's... Read More »

  • Roget: We’re in this situation again because of poor management

    “A DISASTER in the making.” That was how president-general of the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) Ancel Roget has described the latest Petrotrin oil spill which occurred in Marabella on Tuesday. Read More »

  • McLeod taking ‘wait and see’ stance on Anil

    LABOUR Minister Errol McLeod, who has acted as this country’s prime minister on several occasions, yesterday said he has adopted a “very middle and independent position” on whether Anil Roberts should step down or be fired as this country’s Sport Minister. Read More »

  • Pan Trinbago needs $25m for 2015 steelband conference

    Pan Trinbago needs $25 million to bring off the planned International Conference and Panorama (ICP) scheduled for August 2015. The organisation’s president, Keith Diaz, made the announcement yesterday at a news conference at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. Read More »

  • PNM Arima constituency wants Anil out

    The People’s National Movement (PNM) Arima constituency is calling on Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to “rid the Cabinet of this cause of extreme national embarrassment, this horrific excuse of a Government minister that is Anil Roberts”. Read More »

  • ...‘Police investigator to look at LifeSport audit report’

    A police investigator is expected to be appointed to look at the findings of the Central Audit Committee of the Ministry of Finance on the LifeSport programme. This was revealed yesterday by Police Service public information officer Insp Wayne Mystar in Port of Spain. Read More »

  • Skulls of couple shattered

    A BARRACKPORE couple and their son suffered multiple head injuries in a crash which claimed their lives on Tuesday. Pathologist Dr Valery Alexandrov, who performed the autopsies yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre in St James, said the head injuries of the couple in particular were “incredibly extensive”. Read More »

  • Cable barriers prevent cross-over collisions

    Arrive Alive president Sharon Inglefield has questioned whether enough was being done to prevent cross-over collisions on the nation’s roads. Inglefield was commenting on the fatal crash along the Uriah Butler Highway, near Endeavour Flyover, Chaguanas, on Tuesday in which Mahadeo Ramcharan, 48, his wife, Nanda, and their 13-year-old son, Nyron, were killed. Read More »

  • Barrier issue ‘to be addressed’

    There are no cable barriers along the roadway where three members of a family were killed on Sunday. Mahadeo Ramcharan, 47, his wife, Nanda, 36, and their 13-year-old son, Nyron, were killed in the motor vehicular accident along the south-bound lane of the Uriah Butler Highway, near the Endea­vour Flyover. Read More »

  • Paraplegic, brothers jailed for raping girl

    A PARAPLEGIC man and his two brothers were yesterday each sentenced to ten-year prison terms by a High Court judge after being found guilty of raping a 12-year-old girl and committing the act of grievous sexual assault against her. Read More »

  • Petrotrin: Operations back to normal after clean-up

    ONE day after oil and gas were released into the air from a Petrotrin well in Penal, operations have returned to normal. A release from Petrotrin on Tuesday stated the Well Wilson 78 (WN-78) at the Penal/Barrackpore operations was repaired. Read More »

  • EMA probes refinery spill

    The Environmental Ma­nagement Authority (EMA) has launched an investigation into the latest oil spill which occurred at Petrotrin’s Pointe-a-Pierre refinery on Tuesday. In a media release, the EMA stated representatives met Petrotrin offi­cials to ascertain the cause of the spill and mitigation strategies to reduce its impact on the surrounding environment. Read More »

  • Malala: T&T pupils privileged

    LOCAL pupils have been told that they should be grateful for what they have as millions of children around the world do not have access to education. These words came yesterday from rights advocate, Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, when she defied Taliban law and sought to attend school. Read More »

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