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Khan: No probe into Aruba oil sale
Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020

Khan: No probe into Aruba oil sale
ENERGY Minister Franklin Khan on Tuesday told the Senate the saga of how a Paria Fuel Trading shipment of oil was sent to Aruba and then allegedly ended up in Venezuela was now a finished matter.

Nutrien closes another plant
Six petrochemical plants have now been shut down at the Point Lisas Industrial Estate in the last six months. The country's largest ammonia producer Nutrien has closed its Number One plant and will decide in two weeks whether it is going to remain shut or if it will be reopened.

$50m to start Scarborough Sec project
He noted that a possible site has been identified and a geotechnical survey is to be conducted, adding that the estimated cost of this project is $200 million.

THA moves to refurbish Manta Lodge by year-end
He said the renovation and refurbishment costs should be approximately $10 million dollars and there are some "promising options" to manage the hotel, which will not be managed by the Tobago House of Assembly.

BP: Trillion$ needed to reduce global warming
Fitzpatrick said according to BP's statistical review of world energy, released last week, global carbon emissions are expected to grow by 10 per cent in the next 20 years. To stop global warming from heating the world to a point of no return, carbon emissions need to be reduced by half the current rate.

Mottley slams invalidation of Guyana votes
CARICOM chairman, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, on Wednesday slammed Guyana chief elections officer Keith Lowenfield for his latest recount report in which he invalidated more than 115,000 votes.

Garcia: SEA will go on as planned

Central Bank warns of growing household debt
It pointed to growing household indebtedness which it said has persisted since the 2017 report and is reflective of household debt that continues to rise at a steady pace alongside a proclivity by the banking sector for consumer-oriented lending.

Kambon: Petition wasn't pushing to remove Columbus statue
Instead, he said, the petition was simply intended to add another voice to the mounting calls locally and internationally to have such monuments removed.

Mayor tosses ball to Govt on decision to remove Columbus' statue

Missing businessman found in concrete grave
Jaisarie's body was found in a makeshift grave at the back of an unfinished church at Old Milford Road, Lowlands, next door to his E-Zee Breezy Hotel and Bar property on Tuesday.

Dust update: Despite decrease, new surge expected tonight
In a short update, the Office says that the current decrease is due to the higher moisture content associated with the Tropical Wave expected to pass the islands later tonight. Even so, visibility is currently down to 8 km over the Northern Range and the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) indicated an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 86 (Rated - Moderate) at Point Lisas, Trinidad and 96 (Rated Moderate) at Signal Hill, Tobago.

Rambachan slams lack of community involvement in tackling domestic violence
He said these old-fashioned trends where women were urged to put up with abusive behaviour from their spouses were not acceptable, and he called on the government to begin a public education campaign so families in need could understand their rights and legal options.

'Domestic violence as entertainment'
Minister knocks 'alarming' social media trend during debate on bill...

Top cop prevented from firing, retiring cop on murder charge
He said the court had to determine who would suffer hardship or be prejudiced if the court refused to grant the injunction. Rahim also said it was clear that the public interest would not be prejudiced by the prohibiting the commissioner from acting against Juman until his claim is determined.

Cops kill 2 kidnap suspects after victim makes contact
Police say the victims were abducted at gunpoint after meeting the suspects at Rodney Road, Endeavour. They were robbed and taken to a house in Enterprise where they were held and beaten for approximately two hours. They were able to escape and make a report to police.

Over 500 marijuana trees seized in Arima
Police are once again reminding citizens that the legal limit for marijuana possession, under current legislation, remains up to 30 grammes or four plants per person.

Accident claims second life: Husband dies days after wife
Days after his wife, Nicole Figuera, 52, died during a road traffic accident, Christopher Figuera, 56, has himself succumbed to injuries sustained in the same accident. Christopher Figuera died on Wednesday morning at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope.

Dad, daughter to be laid to rest together
Even as police continue their search for the persons involved in Friday's murder of 39-year-old Stefon McLeod and his two-year-old daughter Aniya, relatives are preparing to say goodbye.

$25,000 reward for Aniah's killer
The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is offering a $25,000 reward for anyone who can divulge information as to the identity of the killer of two-year-old baby girl, Aniah.

Princes Town $100 extra lessons cancelled
"My view has always been once a curriculum is taught adequately, there would be little or no need for extra lessons," said Garcia during a visit to Aranguez North Secondary School.

Two Venezuelan teens missing
Alejandra Del Valle Aviles and Mayuris Del Carmen, both 14-years-old of the St. Jude's Home for Girls, were last seen on Tuesday at 4.30 pm.

Maha Sabha disbands WhatsApp groups at schools
Maharaj said the decision was taken after an incident on Tuesday when pornographic material was sent to one such group for a Hindu primary school in South Trinidad.



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