Scotiabank warns of phishing scam

Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago is advising customers of unauthorized text messages being circulated in the public domain requesting confidential bank information.

The bank says these messages are fraudulent and considered “phishing”.

Scotiabank says if you receive these text messages, never respond, open attachments or click on links.

"We recommend that you delete these messages. Always remember that Scotiabank will never send you unsolicited text messages asking for confidential information such as your ATM PIN", the statement said.

MHTL: Big savings if methanol used as fuel additive

Gaso­line and diesel prices could go down if T&T de­cides to use methanol as five per cent its fu­el mix­ture.

This was re­vealed by Vishard Chan­dool, man­ag­er tech­ni­cal and cor­po­rate ser­vices Methanol Hold­ings Trinidad Ltd, who told a methanol con­fer­ence yes­ter­day that the coun­try could save as much as a quar­ter bil­lion dol­lars on an an­nu­al ba­sis if the coun­try de­cides to blend five per cent of its fu­el with methanol.

This sav­ings, he said, can then be passed on­to mo­torists.

Police search A&V Drilling

Scores of police officers descended upon the head office of A&V drilling in San Francique today.

Heavily armed officers could be seen outside the business place, as their plainclothes counterparts, believed to be from the Fraud Squad Unit, were seen heading inside. It is not clear if the raid is connected with the alleged fake oil scandal.

Back in 2017 claims emerged that A&V Drilling, which is owned by Nizam Baksh, a close friend of the prime minister received millions of dollars from Petrotrin but failed to supply the volume of oil it promised.   

Close to 4,000 tourists visit aboard MSC Preziosa

Close to 4,000 cruise passengers arrived in Trinidad today as the MSC Preziosa made its fourth call on the port of Port-of-Spain.

The passengers, many of whom came from Europe, Guadeloupe, Martinique and other countries, were greeted with the soca songs played by a DJ.

A statement by the Tourism Ministry says that four French students from St George’s College, Barataria, provided translation services as about 712 of the 3,595 visitors went on pre-booked tours to popular places of interest, while there were an estimated 500 privately arranged tours.

CAL's ticketing system back up

Caribbean Airlines has advised that the problem with the Amadeus Passenger Service system, which earlier affected its reservations and online services, has been resolved.

The airline says that all services at Caribbean Airlines ticket offices, Call Centers and online, are fully restored and back to normal.

Earlier today the airline had said that the global outage had affected its ticketing, online and at ticket offices.

The cause of the outage has not been disclosed.

Global outage affecting CAL's ticketing system

Caribbean Airlines has advised that due to a global outage currently being experienced by Amadeus that is affecting all airlines using the Amadeus system, Caribbean Airlines is temporarily unable to ticket
customers at ticket offices, the call center or online.

The airline is apologising for any inconvenience caused and says it is in regular contact with Amadeus as they work to resolve this matter.

It says it will advise customers once the systems are restored to full operation. 

Imbert: Govt to provide timely funding for imported fuel

Minister of Finance Colm Imbert has committed the Government to providing Paria Fuel Trading Company with  "whatever financial support it requires" as the country’s sole imported of fuel.

In a press release issued on Tuesday, the Minister said, “For the record, the Government fully supports the transformation and restructuring of Petrotrin and the new arrangements for the importation of fuel, and is providing, and will provide, the Paria Fuel Trading Company with whatever financial support it requires in the transition from a manufacturer of fuel to an importer of fuel.”