Heavy oil equipment comprising 19 electrical motors

seized: Heavy oil equipment comprising 19 electrical motors and one generator seized from a truck in the Forest Reserve area of Fyzabad on January 2. Three men were arrested in connection with the matter.

The Estate Police Association (EPA) said it warned Trinidad Petroleum Holdings’ (TPH) chairman Wilfred Espinet that there would be theft and massive loss of assets following the termination of the estate police officers at now defunct State-owned oil company Petrotrin.

EPA president Deryk Richardson told the Express that Espinet must answer why no action was taken when the EPA on November 28, 2018, indicated to him that there would be danger to the company’s assets.

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“The EPA told him (Espinet) that terminating the estate police from Petrotrin would result in massive losses because the environment at Petrotrin is completely different from any other environment and it is near impossible for anyone to provide the necessary service,” said Richardson.

He said the Petrotrin branch met and told the company its move to terminate the estate police was illegal as it was in contravention to good industrial relations.


The University of the West Indies and Lake Asphalt have signed a licence agreement that will see Lake Asphalt commercialising two “superior” asphalt-based products developed by the university.

WHEN someone has attained the status of a judge, minister or Member of Parliament and they retire with a pension of a couple thousand dollars, people laugh at them.

ECONOMIST Dr Terrence Farrell believes the role of State-owned National Gas Company (NGC) needs to be re-examined and that the price the NGC pays to upstreamers for natural gas should be disclosed.

Business process outsourcing company, Iqor, said Wednesday  it has not sold its Trinidad and…

TWO more organisations have called for the postponement of the proposed amendments to the Freedom of Information Act Chap 22:02, due to the lack of public consultation.