FLASHBACK: A former Petrotrin workers speaks for his colleagues with this sign outside Petrotrin's refinery compound. Photo: TREVOR WATSON

Petrotrin Employee Assistance Programme Services Ltd (PEAPSL) has provided counselling to hundreds of terminated employees and their dependants since the closure of the State-owned oil company in November last year, says chief executive officer Neil Parsanlal.

Parsanlal said employees were assisted in dealing with a range of change management issues, from anger management to financial planning. And at no time, he said, did any client complain that the sessions were not helpful to them.


The Central Bank reported yesterday that T&T’s energy sector experienced further setbacks in the second quarter, with natural gas production falling “primarily due to production curtailments at Atlantic LNG which is a major user of natural gas”.

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Local astronomer and microbiologist Dr Shirin Haque is among the 2020 lau­re­ates in the An­tho­ny N Sab­ga Caribbean Awards for Ex­cel­lence. Haque was selected for the award in the field of Science and Technology.

REPUBLIC Financial Holdings Ltd has agreed to pay the Scotiabank US$120 million to acquire 100 per cent of the Canadian bank’s operations in the British Virgin Islands.

HIGH COURT Justice Kevin Ramcharan, in September 2019, aborted an attempt by CL Financial subsidiary, Home Construction Ltd (HCL), to sell two highly coveted pieces of prime commercial real estate, following an objection to the lack of transparency and the failure to properly advertise the properties in the initial sales process by one of CL Financial’s joint liquidators, David Holukoff of the accounting firm, Grant Thornton.