The Government has announced major changes to the boards of Trini­dad Petroleum Holdings Ltd and its four subsidiary companies with the removal of chairman Wilfred Espinet and chief executive ­officer of Heritage Petroleum Com­pany Ltd Mike Wylie.

Espinet has been booted from all three boards which he led and replaced by the prime minister’s attorney, Michael Quamina, who is now tasked with finding a new Heritage CEO to ­replace Wylie, who is battling ­cancer abroad. Housing Development Corporation (HDC) chairman Newman George will chair two boards.

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