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.

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