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Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017

PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday condemned Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar's behaviour in alleging a 'fake oil' scandal at State oil company Petrotrin as "jamettery."

PM slams Kamla on 'fake oil' disclosure...

UNC Women's Arm calls for apology

PM's friend demands $48M from Petrotrin
A&V Drilling and Workover Limited, owned by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley's friend Nazim Baksh - now at the centre of the $80M 'fake oil' scandal - has sent a pre-action protocol letter to state owned Petrotrin and Energy Minister Franklin Khan

Rowley: I called Nazim to talk
Rowley, who said he knew Baksh "very well," added that he "did not know what all of his friends would do all of the time," but said if a person was his friend he would not "deny or disown" the person on the grounds that an allegation was made.

No 'fake oil' under my watch
FORMER UNC Energy Minister, Kevin Ramnarine, has denied allegations that he ever received information or evidence during his tenure, of lease operators and farm companies overstating their oil production to Petrotrin

Rowley: Budget date close

Roget: Govt planned mass retrenchment

Rudy: Floodgates will open in 2018
An Opposition MP is predicting that the retrenchment floodgates will be opened after the moratorium on retrenchment in the public sector ends on December 31.

AG makes argument for act to abolish Prelim Inquiries
The law dealing with preliminary inquiries and which is found in the substantive law, The Indictable Offences Preliminary Act, Chapter 12:01, he said, is 100 years and has been amended several times, the most recent being in 2014.

Robert Le Hunte is now senator
MINISTER OF Public Utilities Robert Le Hunte was yesterday sworn in as a Government senator having assumed the post of Minister of Public Utilities, a post for which he was twice sworn in.

Petrotrin ordered to pay $.3M
A process engineering superintendent successfully argued that the company contravened its own employment policies when it hired a foreign national in a position he held for five years.

Lawsuit against CoP promotion of sergeants continues
In obtaining the injunction, 11 corporals had contended that Williams moved to promote their colleagues while their legal proceedings over the compilation of last year's merit list was still ongoing.

Dillon: Non-lethal weapons may be given to cops too
After civilian attacks...

Licks for prison officer
...prison officer was attacked and beaten with a piece of iron by a prisoner on Wednesday at the Eastern Correctional Rehabilitation Centre in Santa Rosa, Arima.

BIGWU praises Venezuela for providing aid to region
Islands ravaged by Hurricane Irma

Govt brings Irma victim home
GOVERNMENT is making every effort to bring home the body of Melan June Salvary Doyle, who drowned in St Martin last week during Hurricane Irma.

Trini pilots tell of 'bittersweet' landing in BVI

Pensioner critical
...five gunmen who gunned down a Laventille man on Wednesday afternoon, turned their weapons on the victim's elderly neighbour, shooting him several times and leaving him now warded in a critical condition.

Accused in Broadbridge murder worried about safety

Teen raped, buggered at home
A TEENAGER was raped and buggered by one of four men who stormed her South Trinidad home on Wednesday night.

Guard held after shooting bandit
...the hero guard was later arrested as the firearm he used to thwart the robbery is unlicensed.

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