Thursday, November 27, 2014



THE CHRISTMAS lights being draped on houses around the country could go out as they go up, following the discovery yesterday of a leak in the pipeline that supplies natural gas to an independent electricity producer. An announcement from the National Gas Company (NGC) late yesterday followed an earlier advisory from the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC), warning of a gas shortage to one of its independent power producers. The commission, in a brief advisory, pleaded with customers to “conserve electricity”, while NGC warned that its too early to predict the length of repair time to the underground pipeline. Read more »

  • Latest: The Cross Island Pipeline is leaking gas

    Atlantic disclosed in a press statement on Thursday that the Cross Island Pipeline which runs from east coast Guayaguayare to its Point Fortin facility, sprung a leak on Wednesday. The leak is the reason for the alert on Wednesday by the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) for customers to conserve electricity, because the Trinidad Generation Unlimited (TGU) had to be shut down. The following is Atlantic's statement - Read More »

  • Warner: No borrowing to compensate for falling oil prices

    POLITICAL Leader of the Independent Liberal Party Jack Warner on Thursday called on Government to speak up on the issue of falling oil prices, claiming that the economy was doomed if the price continued to slide. The following is the statement by Warner. Read More »

  • Cops: Passenger arrested with five bottles of cocaine at Tobago airport

    The Police Service on Thursday issued a statement regarding the arrest of a man at the Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson Airport in Tobago, who was allegedly found with five bottles containing cocaine weighing more than six kilogrammes. The following is the police statement - Read More »

  • Female motorcycle cop injured in Beetham crash

    A FEMALE Special Reserve Police officer attached to a motorcycle police unit was knocked down on the Beetham Highway this morning. WPC Modeste, was on duty when at around 8 a.m. she was struck while performing her duties. Read More »

  • Petrotrin to workers: Expect zero per cent wage increase

    State-owned Petrotrin managed to roughly break even for the fiscal year 2012-2013 and experienced a loss in excess of $345 million for the period 2013-2014. And for that reason the company's proposal in its current negotiations with Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) does not include any direct increase to base pay. Read More »

  • Australian Test Cricketer Phillip Hughes dies

    Australia Test batsman Phillip Hughes has died aged 25, two days after being struck on the top of the neck by a ball during a domestic match in Sydney. Read More »

  • Manatee Trust demands: Coconut $$ compensation

    The Manatee Conservation Trust will be seeking compensation from the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, for the destruction of at least 100 young coconut trees at the Cocal Estate, along the Manzanilla-Mayaro Road, where a survey in underway for a new road construction, after the road collapsed as a result of flood waters two weeks ago. Read More »

  • Doubles vendor arrested, charged for selling

    CONTAINERS with bara, channa, pepper sauce and soft drinks were taken to the San Fernando Magistrates court yesterday as a doubles vendor was charged after he chose to sell on High Street, San Fernando. Read More »

  • Canadian woman arrested with guns, ammo, weed

    A Canadian national was among four persons arrested in a police raid at a house in San Fernando yesterday. Read More »

  • Residents plead for police post

    Brasso Seco residents yesterday pleaded with Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams for a police post to be established in the area following the murders of 49-year-old Irma Rampersad, 51-year old Felix Martinez and one-year old Shania Amoroso. Two sisters — Jenelle, 19 and Felicia Gonzales, 17 — who were also kidnapped are in a safe house at present. They are Rampersad’s daughters. Jenelle is the mother of Shania Amoroso. Read More »

  • Minister: TGU power plant in La Brea shut down after gas leak

    Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine says the Trinidad Generation Unlimited (TGU) power plant in La Brea had to be shut down yesterday due to a gas leak which developed in the natural gas pipeline that supplies the facility. Ramnarine also said the incident resulted in the shutdown of the Atlantic LNG facility in Port Fortin — a main income earner for this nation’s oil and natural gas-based economy. However, Ramnarine says residential and commercial customers of the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) need not panic over the situation. Read More »

  • Million-dollar questions

    THE initial estimate of the proposed Curepe Interchange project—which has been mired in controversy over the last two weeks—was $187 million, which was subsequently revised to $309 million—the sum Cabinet allocated for the project in 2011. This has been gleaned from documents obtained by the Express. The chain of events that triggered public scrutiny of this proposed project came after an e-mail was sent on September 4 this year to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar by line minister in the Ministry of Works Stacy Roopnarine. Read More »

  • Baby burnt: police probe

    Christie James and her husband Shurlan Jones, parents of one-year-old Shae Jones, of Lowlands Tobago, want swift action following their son suffering first degree burns, at Kaylah’s Kids Academy, located at Ottley Street, Calder Hall Road, Tobago. The incident took place November 11. The matter has since been reported to the police. Christie James claims her family was told by the school, hot water fell on their son, but they are not sure this is the truth. Read More »

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