Energy minister: Dragon will dance

Trinidad and Tobago is likely to develop all of the 10 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in the Loran and Manatee gas fields, according to Energy Minister Franklyn Khan.

Speaking at the Hyatt Regency on Tuesday, on the second day of the Energy Chamber's 2020 Energy Conference, Khan said while the agreement is to independently develop the Manatee and Loran fields, it was logical to assume that once first gas comes to T&T, then the Venezuelans also are likely to allow the resources in Loran to be produced here, as well.

US sanctions force T&T and Venezuela to tear up gas agreement

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has announced that Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela have rescinded their agreement to jointly exploit 10 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in the Loran Manatee field and would instead develop it independently.

Rowley said the continued US sanctions on the Bolivarian Republic had made it all but impossible to jointly develop the gas and as a result, the two countries will go independently.

Earthquake recorded this morning

UWI’s Seismic Research Centre has documented an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 on the Richter scale, at 4:11 this morning, at the north-eastern tip of Venezuela.

The earthquake was situated at latitude: 10.75 north, and longitude: 62.20 west. It was at a depth of 10 km.

For Trinidadians, the quake was located 77 km west of Port of Spain; 99 km north west of San Fernando; and 102 km west of Arima.



Story content and image courtesy UWI SEISMIC RESEARCH CENTRE

Migrants get registration cards from Friday

Venezue­lans mi­grants will be­gin re­ceiv­ing their reg­is­tra­tion cards from Fri­day.

The an­nounce­ment was made by Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young at yes­ter­day’s post-Cab­i­net me­dia con­fer­ence,

He stressed that they will be re­quired to keep them on their per­sons at all time.

Concern grows over ‘illicit’ trade to Venezuela

A brisk han­dover of pre­cious food and med­i­cine is tak­ing place at high seas near Sol­da­do Rock, off Ce­dros be­tween Venezue­lan op­er­a­tors and lo­cal fish­er­men.

Venezue­lan ves­sels barred from en­ter­ing the port are now col­lect­ing med­i­cine, and food sup­plies to take back to Venezuela.

The items are pur­chased by Venezue­lans who are now work­ing in T&T to pro­vide for their fam­i­lies. They hire lo­cal fish­er­men to trans­port the items for a fee.

Report: Venezuelans with degrees face bias

An in­ter­na­tion­al study on Venezue­lans in T&T showed 46 per cent of re­spon­dents have ter­tiary or uni­ver­si­ty lev­el ed­u­ca­tion, 53 per cent com­plained of fac­ing dis­crim­i­na­tion be­cause of their na­tion­al­i­ty and 14 per cent com­plained of be­ing mis­treat­ed at work.

No Venezuelan visas at T&T Embassy, business deal under threat

A phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal con­sul­tant says he will take le­gal ac­tion against the State if a mil­lion dol­lar deal falls through be­cause of the Gov­ern­ment’s fail­ure to put prop­er struc­tures in place for Venezue­lan visas.

Lin­wald Be­har­ry, a con­sul­tant with a ma­jor strate­gic firm, said he start­ed ne­go­ti­at­ing with a Pana­ma-based com­pa­ny to pro­vide phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals to T&T, two years ago.