Mayor Gopaul Boodhan

FLASHBACK: Chaguanas Mayor Gopaul Boodhan, second right, congratulates chairman of the National Petroleum (NP) board of directors Sahid Hosein following the ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the official opening of the NP Monroe Road Service Station and Quikshoppe at “Sun Plaza” Charlieville, Chaguanas, last year. Looking on, from left, are NP CEO Bernard Mitchell and MP for Chaguanas West, Ganga Singh. —Photo: STEPHEN DOOBAY

Maintenance technicians had to move swiftly to drain super gasoline from several diesel-run vehicles on Wednesday afternoon, due to a fuel mix-up at NP’s service station just before the Starlite Shopping Plaza in Diego Martin.

NP chairman Sahid Hosein said the company has launched an investigation into the matter and that measures will be put in place to ensure it does not recur. According to a statement from NP yesterday, the incident occurred around 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

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PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley reiterated yesterday that he saw himself as T&T’s number one salesman with the responsibility to present the best of this nation to the world.

PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley will ring the iconic bell at the Nasdaq Stock Market in New York City today to signify the start of trading.

The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (T&T Chamber) is calling on the Government to ensure there is full transparency with regard to the sale of the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery to a company that is wholly owned by the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU). The company is called Patriotic Energies and Technologies Company Ltd (PETCL). 

LAST FRIDAY, Finance Minister Colm Imbert indicated that the Oilfields Workers Trade Union (OWTU) was seeking to finalise a Memorandum of Understanding with the Swiss-based commodity trader, Trafigura, to secure the supply of fuel to T&T during the transition period before the start up of the Pointe-a-Pierre refinery.

THE CENTRAL Bank has expressed “deep concern” at the continued delay in the sale of the traditional portfolios of CLICO and British American Trinidad (BAT)—a matter that has been with Minister of Finance Colm Imbert for the six month period between the end of December 2018 and the end of June 2019.