Dr Keith Rowley

Opening: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley opens T&T Energy Chamber’s 2019 Energy Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain yesterday. From left, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries Nicole Olivierre; Energy Chamber President Thackwray Driver; Public Utilities Minister Robert Le Hunte; Eugene Tiah of Massy Holdings; BPTT’s Regional President Claire Fitzpatrick; Energy Minister Franklin Khan and Trade Minister Paula Gopee Scoon. 

The Pointe-a-Pierre oil refinery could reopen in the coming months.

This is according to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

Rowley said yesterday that a request for proposal (RFP) was being finalised for release to the international energy industry.

He said when finalised, a public notice will be issued inviting bids.

Rowley said selection of a successful bidder will be completed by the end of June this year.

“This process could see the new holding company making a recommendation to Government by mid-year, with this resulting in reopening of refining operations sometime later on, without taxpayer exposure,” he stated.


Royal Bank of Canada is committing Can$150 million (US$111 million) to racial diversity initiatives and aims to increase the proportion of non-white executives hired to 30 per cent from 20 per cent, Canada’s biggest lender said last week.

Mabe, through Unicomer (Trini­dad) Ltd donated five aeroboxes to the Tobago Regional Health Authority on Friday at the Scarborough General Hospital.

Dr Victor Wheeler, acting medical chief of staff, received the donation from Unicomer’s regional manager of Tobago Operations, Shaun Aleong.

OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is promising to reopen the Petrotrin refinery at Pointe-a-Pierre, even as she blames the ruling People’s National Movement administration for the closure of several operations on the Point Lisas Industrial Estate.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has told members of the Community Recovery Committee that in the context of addressing the problems of at-risk urban communities, it would encompass the problem of the Afro-Trinidadians who make up the bulk of the people in these specific communities.