NP: Panic buying causing shortage
Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012
GAS CHOKE IN SOUTH
Taxi-drivers, passengers, hospital under stress as diesel runs out
NP: Panic buying causing shortage
'Petrotrin can't handle double digit hike'
PETROTRIN must consider its ability to remain viable and therefore cannot sustain a double digit increase in wages, the company's vice president, Khalid Hassanali, said last night.
Pump attendants first to feel the pinch
Gas station pump attendants have already begun to feel the hurt of Ancel Roget's impending 90 days of war as several of them have been temporarily sent home.
Abdulah: No conflict of interest
Government senator David Abdulah has said there was no conflict of portfolios when he signed the Oilfields Workers' Trade Union (OWTU) strike action against State-owned Petrotrin.
Energy Minister admits: Strike will hurt Petrotrin
$2.1b profit will be shared equally
State-owned Petrotrin ramped up its verbal exchange with the Oilfields Workers' Trade Union (OWTU) yesterday, assuring safe passage to workers who want to break the strike and report to work this weekend.
Kevin: Don't worry, enjoy your Carnival
Government will take all action to ensure the lives of the people are not disrupted in any way and that people are not inconvenienced by a gas shortage, Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine said yesterday.
Tobagonians taking no chances with 'gas shortage'
Motorists in Tobago were not taking chances yesterday as many of them lined up at the various service stations across Tobago, all in an effort to ensure their tanks were filled.
Soldiers get 'crash course'
A total of 60 soldiers underwent orientation as they geared up for looming strike action by oilfield workers tomorrow.
State must protect its assets—McLeod
Labour Minister Errol McLeod has admitted that he is worried about the looming 90-day strike action, saying the wider citizenry should also be worried as well.
...Army, Coast Guard to secure refineries
THE soldiers deployed to the compound of State-owned Petrotrin, and Coast Guard officers patrolling in the Gulf of Paria, have been instructed to secure petroleum installations, ahead of threatened strike action by workers tomorrow.
Think it over
There is need for a rethink by the Oilfields Workers Trade Union (OWTU) on its planned strike action against the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (Petrotrin) scheduled for tomorrow over the company's refusal to budge from its five percent wage offer.
World Press: Newsday raid 'shocking'
The Austria-based International Press Institute (IPI) in an open letter — cosigned by three US-based journalists' associations — is urging Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs to work more closely with Newsday and TV 6 in their investigations.
Boy found hanging after warning
A schoolboy who was warned to stay away from his teenage crush hanged himself from a rafter at his home on Wednesday.
Soca 'Battle Royal' tonight — Machel vs Iwer
A battle royale will take place tonight in the Digicel International Soca Monarch and Play Whe Groovy Soca Monarch at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
Hezekiah wins ex-tempo for his mother
In spite of his mother's death three days before, Hezikiah Joseph competed in the Extempo segment of the pre-Dimanche Gras show in Skinner's Park, San Fernando, on Wednesday and walked away with the crown.
PSC clears top cops
The Police Service Commission has found no grounds to either remove or initiate disciplinary action against Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs and his foreign counterpart, Deputy Commissioner Jack Ewatski.
Ramesar: PSC a disappointment
The commission has failed to apply its mind to its overriding responsibilities to the most important stakeholder, which was the public, Ramesar charged yesterday.
Gunman robs, rapes woman in PoS park
A 22-YEAR-OLD Moruga woman was robbed and sexually assaulted by a gunman while at Memorial Park, Port of Spain, on Wednesday.
...Moruga woman raped in Memorial Park
The high incidence of rape during the carnival period has prompted police officers to issue a warning to women, to be on the alert, and practice safety, when out in public.
Police bust Blackberry ring
A major robbery ring is believed to have been busted as police moved in on a kiosk at Town Centre Mall on Frederick Street in Port-of-Spain arresting the proprietor and seizing dozens of cell phones believed to be stolen.
After pensioner robbed, cops recover $25,000
MINUTES after a 68-year-old man was robbed of $25,000 outside the San Juan branch of Royal Bank of Canada yesterday, police officers swung into action and apprehended the suspects a short distance away and recovered the stolen cash.
Jury hears evidence from dead man's deposition
THE testimony of a dead man was yesterday heard by a Port-of-Spain jury at the trial of the man accused of attempting to murder him in 2003.
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