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Workers at State-owned Petroleum Company of T&T Ltd (Petrotrin) will not be getting a pay hike or backpay any time soon as the company has suffered a $346 million net loss for fiscal 2013/2014. The bad news was delivered to the workers by Petrotrin president Khalid Hassanali in a circular on Tuesday. 

He said: “During the last fiscal year,...

Acting treasurer of the National Union of Government and Federated Workers (NUGFW) and president of the local government section, Heston Lambert, says the Government owes workers at the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation millions in backpay. Daily-rated workers at the corporation yesterday prot

Fed up of gaping potholes and muddy roads caused by heavy-duty equipment, La Brea residents mounted a barricade of tyres and bamboo across Pier Road, Point D’Or, causing work to stop on a Housing Development Corporation (HDC) project. For the second day, over a dozen residents withstood the sun t

After three days in police custody, the prisoner dubbed the most wanted man in T&T, Azmon Alexander, has not been interrogated, according to his attorney Fareed Ali. In a telephone interview with the T&T Guardian yesterday Ali said his client, who is at the La Horquetta Police Station, ha

Director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) David West says the organisation is carefully looking at the police killing of 20-year-old Ray Phillip. West, who was appointed earlier this month, said over the weekend he sent an investigator to the crime scene in Diego Martin.

Reports that PNM San Fernando East MP Patrick Manning is contemplating contesting the seat again, depending on his health, are “premature” and have been blown out of proportion, says San Fernando East public relations officer Anthony Clarke. He said yesterday that former minister Mustapha Abdul-H

Two days after he said there was no conflict of interest between his appointments as Integrity Commission chairman and head of the Retired Judges’ Association, Zainool Hosein has resigned as head of the association. In a three-line press release, dated November 24, Justice Clebert Brooks, secreta

The Appeal Court yesterday extended its order blocking the reinstatement of 68 workers of the National Petroleum who were fired by the state-owned company last year. Justice Allan Mendonca, after hearing arguments for lawyers representing the company and the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union, agreed

JENSEN LA VENDE and KALIFA CLYNE 

Two journalists employed with the largest German newspaper, Bild, arrived in Tobago  on Monday to cover the story surrounding the murders of German nationals Hubertus and Birgid Keil. Herbert Bauernebel and Tobias Everke, from Austria and Germany respectively, told the T&T Guardian yesterday

National Diversity Minister Rodger Samuel says he has not yet received any proposals relating to the future of the historic Greyfriars Church, Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain.

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