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Devant: Let Parliament decide on refinery

  THE closure of Petrotrin’s refinery at Pointe-a-Pierre must first be “articulated and fully ventilated” in Parliament, urged opposition activist Devant Maharaj in a statement yesterday. He said the Rowley administration’s drastic measures via the Petrotrin board on the future of the company must not be taken in secret without the participation of the public. Maharaj said the Government has ...

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NP chair: We will continue to provide fuel

National Petroleum (NP) chairman Sahid Hosein says he’s not “unduly disturbed” by Petrotrin’s decision to exit the oil refining business because, as a wholesaler and distributor of fuels, NP “can source fuels from elsewhere.” Speaking with Newsday today, he acknowledged there is “an element of uncertainty, for now, in terms of where fuel is sourced,” but reiterated that with many ...

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Island Fusion concert cancelled

THE highly-advertised Island Fusion concert that was scheduled for August 31, at the Jean Pierre Complex in Port of Spain has been cancelled. In a media release promoter IP Music International said the cancellation was due to technical and safety concerns in the aftermath of Tuesday’s earthquake and expected aftershocks. IP also cited the fact that both the concert venue ...

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Green Days goes Mayaro

GREEN DAYS by the River had a home-coming over the weekend with the screening of the film in Mayaro, where the book on which the film is based had its genesis. The book, set in Mayaro during the 1950s, is written by Mayaro-born author and historian Michael Anthony. Anthony was at the screening and also signed copies of his book, ...

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Vikings in Republic J’Ouvert

REPUBLIC DAY will see an invasion of Vikings through the streets of Woodbrook as the Shell Invaders Steel Orchestra and Woodbrook steelbands host the fourth edition of the Invaders Traditional J’Ouvert Jump Up on September 24. This was divulged by Invaders’ manager Michael Din Chong, during the launch of the event at the president’s box at the Queen’s Park Oval, ...

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TKR help Beaton as he remodels his action

THE Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) are not only focusing on winning the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), but helping one of their very own correct his bowling action. Ronsford Beaton played a key role in helping TKR win the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League, finishing the tournament with 11 wickets in 10 matches at an economy rate of 7.71. ...

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Keshorn to miss rest of 2018 season

DOUBLE Olympic men’s javelin medallist Keshorn Walcott will miss the rest of the 2018 track and field season to rest and fully recover after undergoing two elbow surgeries last year. The 25-year-old Walcott, who copped gold for TT at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England and bronze at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, had surgery on ...

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Calypso Girls stop Canada 80-26 for 2nd victory

SHERDON PIERRE THE national netball team kept on track to retain their Americas Federation Netball Association (AFNA) Championship title by whipping Canada 80-26 for their second win in as many matches yesterday at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium, Barbados. Coach Leslie ‘Pepe’ Gomes made a few changes to the previous game against USA which they won 86-29 on Saturday. The highest-ranked ...

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Guerra, 30, recalled for UAE clash

MIDFIELDER Ataulla Guerra has earned a recall to the TT football team to face the United Arab Emirates in a friendly international match at the Estadio de Palamos, Girona, Spain on September 6. The 30-year-old Guerra, who plays for Charleston Battery in the United Soccer League in the US, has represented TT in 39 internationals, but has not worn TT ...

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Gabriel’s double sees Central whip Caledonia

KAYDION GABRIEL netted twice in the first half as Central FC earned a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Morvant Caledonia United on Sunday, in the final game in round one match-day five of the Pro League at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva. With that result, Central moved up to fifth place on the 10-team standings with seven points. W Connection lead ...

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