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Espinet, Sahadeo on two boards of Petrotrin replacement companies

Former Minister in the Ministry of Finance Christine Sahadeo has been appointed to boards of two of the four companies that have been created to replace Petrotrin.
 
Sahadeo whose last tenure on a government board ended with her resignation from the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago has been named to the boards of Paria Fuel Trading Company and the Guaracara Refining Company Limited.
 
Heritage Petroleum and Paria Fuel Trading Company boards continue to be chaired by Wilfred Espinet while Reynold Adjodhansingh remains deputy chairman.

Mitchell commends Patrice Roberts on patriotic song

Minister of Tourism Randall Mitchell has met with soca artiste, Patrice Roberts whose song, “This is the place” and its accompanying video are generating interest for destination Trinidad and Tobago.

The patriotic song, which was written by Jason “Shaft” Bishop, highlights the various tourist sites and attractions, including Maracas Beach and the Temple in the Sea, with breath-taking views.

Minister Mitchell commended Roberts for her "timely and appropriate song" during today’s meeting.

7 murders in under 24 hours

A murder in Malick has brought to 7, the number of people murdered in the last 24 hours.

At about 3 pm today, Kevon Robertson, 33, was fatally shot in Malick, Barataria.

Police said Robertson’s murder was believed to have been gang-related and linked to the attempted murder of a relative of a well-known man from Seventh Avenue in Malick.

Investigations are continuing into all incidents.

Earlier today, a man was found killed in a vehicle in Tobago.

There were five murders overnight.

Health Ministry: There are sufficient flu vaccines

The Ministry of Health is seeking to give the assurance that it is closely monitoring the supply and distribution of influenza vaccines to meet the increased demand at the nation’s public health institutions.

The ministry says that to date, approximately one-third of the vaccines acquired have been administered (24,000 administered out of 75,000 vaccines).

"While the Ministry is encouraged by the significant public response to the flu vaccination drive, we remind members of the public there is a sufficient quantity of the flu vaccines," the statement said.

Police destroy more than $6.5 million in marijuana

Over $6.5 million worth in marijuana trees discovered in a camp in the Moruga district have been destroyed by officers of the South Western Division.

The exercise which was supervised by Sgt. Seepersad, took place on Tuesday.

The exercise included officers attached to the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit.

During the exercise, officers proceeded into hilly area off La Lune Road, Moruga, where they discovered a camp containing 6500 fully grown marijuana trees, 2500 seedlings and seven pounds of cured marijuana.

Machel, Shaggy confirmed for CARIFESTA Super Concert at QPS

Machel Montano and Shaggy have been booked for a CARIFESTA Super Concert to be held at the Queen's Park Savannah in August this year.

The announcement was made on Wednesday by the CARIFESTA XIV Secretariat.

The statement said that Jamaica’s Shaggy and T&T’s Machel Montano are booked and will headline the Island Beats Super Concert, which will also feature Ricardo Drew from Antigua and CARIFESTA brand ambassadors, Neval Chatelal, Nishard Mayrhoo, and Nailah Blackman. 

Work ongoing to prevent repeat of Greenvale mess

Min­is­ter of Works and Trans­port Ro­han Sinanan has said his Min­istry is work­ing to en­sure that last year's dev­as­tat­ing flood­ing at the Hous­ing De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion's Green­vale hous­ing de­vel­op­ment does not hap­pen again.

Many Green­vale res­i­dents, who oc­cu­py hous­ing units and apart­ments south of La Hor­quet­ta, are still re­build­ing in the wake of last year dis­as­ter.

Sev­er­al res­i­dents have aban­doned their homes while oth­ers are wary the next rainy sea­son could spell dan­ger.

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