Daily Brief - Wednesday 5th December 2018

NEWS

Ex-Petrotrin employees paid

ENERGY Minister Franklin Khan says all former Petrotrin employees have received severance payments. “As I speak all workers on the Petrotrin payroll have been paid including the 1,129 non-permanent workers who qualify for ex gratia payments.” Read more here

Four held in multi-million dollar drug bust

Com­mis­sion­er of Po­lice Gary Grif­fith has warned crim­i­nals, "Hap­py Hour is over," af­ter a mul­ti­mil­lion dol­lar drug bust in West­moor­ings just be­fore noon to­day. Read more here

Murdered teen’s uncle Psychopath living among us

Hay­den Wil­son, the great un­cle of Joash Pan­tin, 13, be­lieves the lit­tle boy was mur­dered by a psy­chopath liv­ing with­in the com­mu­ni­ty. Read more here

POLITICS

Retirement, severance benefits tax break increased

CABINET has agreed to increase the allowance for tax exemptions on severance/termination benefits from $300,000 to $500,000, the Ministry of Finance said in a release. Read more here

BUSINESS

T&T's national CNG strategy

STATE-OWNED National Gas Co (NGC) has been mandated by the government to accelerate the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) as a major alternative fuel in Trinidad and Tobago. Read more here

TOFCO wins new bpTT contract

La Brea based Trinidad Off­shore Fab­ri­ca­tors Com­pa­ny Lim­it­ed (TOF­CO) has been award­ed a con­tract to build the jack­et for bpTT’s lat­est off­shore de­vel­op­ment, Cas­sia C. In con­firm­ing the award of the con­tract, com­pa­ny of­fi­cials said it will cre­ate an ad­di­tion­al 50 jobs. Read more here

REGIONAL

Petrojam Report - High Levels Of Oil Losses Posing Major Risk To Refinery Operations

Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis has found that high levels of oil losses continue to pose a major risk to the operations at the state-owned oil refinery Petrojam. Read more here

INTERNATIONAL

Mueller investigation: No jail time sought for Trump ex-adviser Michael Flynn

The special counsel investigating alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 US election will not be pursuing a jail sentence for former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Read more here

 

5th December 2018

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