Trinidad and Tobago Government Stands Its Ground

The Trinidad and Tobago Government maintains its position to close the Petrotrin refinery officially.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley admitted in parliament that he has heard or knows of those who may be interested in the refinery, but it comes with conditions. He believes the entity should be separate from the business of Petrotrin in and of itself. The government has no plans to keep the refinery open as it has accrued massive losses for the government.

This came as the main Opposition United National Congress (UNC), held talks with the union representing workers on plans to keep the state-owned refinery up and running.

A statement issued by the UNC following talks between the OWTU and an opposition delegation headed by Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar revealed that the discussions centred around the Union’s “Alternative Plan to Save Petrotrin.”

No more details have emerged on exactly what the alternatives plans will entail.

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