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.


PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley has lauded the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) for its role in national development. Rowley was speaking yesterday at the UTT’s second annual research symposium held at the university’s O’Meara campus.

IN the last four years Chinese tech firm, Huawei, has invested $272 million (US$40 million) in Trinidad and Tobago. “And we will continue to invest in developing this country because we have long-term plans for T&T,” pledged Jeff Jin, Huawei’s newly appointed chief executive officer for T&T and the Eastern Caribbean.

MACHEL Montano has been at the forefront of T&T’s musical genre, soca, since his sensational break-out as the a child who sang Too Young to Soca on the stage at the Queen’s Park Savannah in 1986. He is known throughout T&T, and in the Caribbean diasporas throughout the world, for his hyper-energetic stage performances and his multi-decade-long streak of producing a monster song for the road..

Sales numbers decline for many different reasons, which vary according to the industry or even the sales professional. But if people are really not buying, what should entrepreneurs, business owners, and sales executives be doing in the face of customers holding on to their wallets during an economic downturn?

THE 2018 Article IV consultation – press release and staff report—hereafter International Monetary Fund (IMF) country report—on the T&T economy, number 18/285, came out in September 2018. Under the Article IV of the IMF Articles agreement, the IMF holds bilateral discussions with its members.