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'Depends on Maduro'
Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

US govt energy official: Extension of 2-year waiver on sanctions 'depends on Maduro'
UNITED States Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Geoffrey R Pyatt says any extension of the US government's provisional two-year waiver on sanctions that has cleared the way for the supply of natural gas from Venezuela's Dragon field to Trinidad and Tobago "depends on (President Nicolás) Maduro and it depends on what happens in Venezuela."

PM meets with US Congressmen in Washington

Howard officials not commenting on degree controversy

Preparing for disasters
For the last several years and counting, the rainy season has become synonymous with flooding and its associated disruptions, anxieties and damage. This short period of transition between the dry and wet seasons is therefore an ideal opportunity for State agencies to ready themselves to avoid the chaos that attends heavy and not-so-heavy rainfall.

Met Office: High flood potential this season

T&T wants action, not plans on paper
Independent Senator questions billions for National Security, TTPS to fight crime:

Senator Teemal: Is bad budgeting to blame for pattern of increases?
The senator also expressed concern over expenditures at the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), which was allocated a supplementation of $325 million, noting that in 2020, a Cabinet sub-committee was appointed to review WASA's ope­rations.

He said it is understood that to get WASA on track and provide a decent service to citizens, it is expected that a large amount of funds will be invested. However, he said based on previous budgets, a "staggering" amount is being spent by WASA.

3 children's homes face shutdown as licence deadline looms
...St Jude's to move out of Belmont

'Staff not to blame for pregnant teenagers'
The Authority said investigations were carried out and it was determined that no staff member of the homes was responsible for the girls becoming pregnant and the matters were reported to the police.

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