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kstt wrote:Hope all who were clamouring for Petrotrin to shutdown because employees get too much pay, I hope you seeing the consequences of your happiness.
David Lee to Rowley: Who you trying to fool?
GIVEN the government's announcement that Wilfred Espinet has been removed as chairman of Trinidad Petroleum Holdings (TPH) and as a board member of its subsidiaries, the Prime Minister must be asked: Who is he trying to fool?
UNC MP for Pointe-a-Pierre David Lee called on the PM to tell the nation what has changed, causing this sudden, out-of-the-blue removal of Espinet, when only in March he said in Parliament he had confidence in Espinet. In an address to the nation in January, too, he expressed support for Espinet.
“The Prime Minister was quite content when Espinet was undertaking his reign of destruction which resulted in over 9,000 being placed on the breadline, hundreds of businesses being closed, our fuel security being jeopardised and our national patrimony being torn apart,” Lee charged.
“When Espinet told the nation, 'All, all, all going home,' the Prime Minister didn’t utter a single word to the citizens who elected him.”
For over 11 months, Lee said, the PM sat by as Espinet engaged in "the most callous, compassionless and cruel modus operandi."
“What is even worse is, during Espinet’s tenure the PM allowed the views and calls of Espinet to supersede some of his own Cabinet members.” An upset Lee said the PM must give answers to the nation as to why he has now acted after the carnage and destruction has been done.
“The country will never forget nor forgive the hatchet job Wilfred Espinet undertook for the Rowley regime,” he said.
However overdue Espinet’s removal may be, Lee said his replacements give no confidence, comfort or hope for the growth of these entities.
The Rowley administration has placed “square pegs in round holes.” he said, and the company identified by government to be the pillar and saviour of the national energy sector will now have leaders with no experience in this field.
“How would the government achieve their plans of increased oil production, energy security, and industrial efficiency when none of these individuals have a track record of any substance within the energy sector?”
As a matter of fact, he said besides the concerns generated by the high-profile relations and family ties of some of these new appointees, the greater concern is over what he called the conflict of interest of some of these individuals. He pointed out that the new chairman of Trinidad Petroleum Holdings Ltd was also the PM’s lawyer in his defence against the "fake oil" allegations.
“Given that these investigations are still outgoing, how can he now chair the company which is a critical player in these investigations?”
He also questioned the appointment of Newman George, who besides serving on numerous boards already, was chairman of the HDC when numerous allegations were raised against housing minister at the time, Marlene McDonald.
“These appointments have not only thrown the future performance of these companies into doubt, given the lack of experience, but have further thrown their integrity into disrepute, given the questions surrounding these individuals,” Lee said.
I read a company was paid $4.5M to recruit the employee that is now ill ?kstt wrote:Hope all who were clamouring for Petrotrin to shutdown because employees get too much pay, I hope you seeing the consequences of your happiness.
Yup this is true.Redman wrote:Hate to break it to you guys..Foreign Companies have always dominated the Oil and Gas sector.
Facts of Life.
zoom rader wrote:Yup this is true.Redman wrote:Hate to break it to you guys..Foreign Companies have always dominated the Oil and Gas sector.
Facts of Life.
They are listed on the UK stock market with one on the Canadian market.
Even Trinity oil is UK owned
Yup the guy made a killingRedman wrote:BG is owned by Centrica-
Trinity took Venture Productions local assets around 2005-for some cash debt and share exchange
Centrica took Venture 2009.
He now is a minority shareholder in Trinity
Kamla warns of possible fuel shortages
Radhica De Silva
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the Prime Minister's recent 'attack' on public servants could be an indication that he plans to fire them.
Speaking at the UNC's Monday night forum, Persad-Bissessar said the government is finding it difficult to find money to pay public servants because Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley had shut down Petrotrin without creating new avenues for revenue generation.
She predicted a dire future saying there will also be fuel shortages because of the mishandling of T&T's petroleum resources.
"Dr Rowley says public servants are lazy. He denigrates public service. In every crop of people, there is good, bad and indifferent. Why he comes now to say public servants lazy?
Why would he attack the public servants? Did something happen recently? I think they don't have the money for public servants. They cannot pay the public servants so he is setting the stage. Is it that they intend to fire public servants?" Persad-Bissessar asked.
She added, " This is the man who said the government is not going to close down Petrotrin. Today I am asking, is the govt going to fire public servants?"
She noted that the changes in Petrotrin were "frightening."
"We used to get Foreign Exchange from Petrotrin but Forex has dried up. What do we get from the companies that replaced Petrotrin?
She said some gas stations were not getting their full quota of fuel.
" What I predict is that there is going to be a shortage of fuels at the gas station. They now have to buy the fuel to put in the pumps.
Someone who owns a gas station said they are not getting the supplies of fuel, " she added.
The Opposition Leader called on the prime minister to say where he was getting funds for fuel.
"Let us hear what is the situation with funding now that we have to import fuel. They shut down Petrotrin and say it was not working. They put Espinet and he licks up everyone and now they lick up him.
You are bringing people with no experience whatsoever. Tell us what experience they have in the energy sector, " she said, making reference to the new appointments. She said TT was facing an economic.tate of emergency as well as a criminal state of emergency.
" If we don't do what we have to do, then heaven help our children. There will be no future for the young people of our country, " she added.
What Gillette have to do with shutting down Petrotrin?Redman wrote:The man was hired like every other state enterprise chair-to do the bidding of the political directorate.
Gillette had relevant experience?