President General of the Oilfields Workers Trade Union Ancel Roget has been retrenched by State Owned Company Petrotrin.
Roget last week quietly received his termination letter from the company, which includes a significant benefit package.
The Trade Union leader has been working at Petrotrin for over thirty years and has kept his job at the company although he has been on secondment to the OWTU.
Roget was employed at Petrotrin’s Trinmar operations as a technician and rose up the ranks to become OWTU Branch President of the Pont Fortin based Trinmar.
RBC Royal Bank has announced a $300,000 donation to the Red Cross of Trinidad and Tobago in support of relief efforts following the devastating floods that have affected the country.
“Helping our clients thrive and communities prosper is at the core of everything we do at RBC and helping those who have been impacted by this weekend’s floods is a natural extension of that commitment,” That is why we are happy to make this donation to the Red Cross,” Gretchen Camacho-Mohammed, Managing Director, T&T, RBC said.
As the country tries to recover from the devastating floods, many corporate and private citizens are providing relief. Leading the charge is the Ansa McAl Group of Companies.
The conglomerate has pledged $1 million to flood relief efforts around the country.
The company is also assisting in coordinating efforts.
The Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) has begun installing internet services in flood shelters throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
TSTT says it is being done as part of its continued commitment to national service and in particular ensuring that the national community remains properly connected even in times of natural disasters.
Caribbean Airlines has advised that due to the adverse weather conditions currently affecting Trinidad and Tobago, the following flights for October 19, 2018 were delayed for between one to three hours.
BW 434 Port of Spain to St. Lucia
BW 435 St. Lucia to Port of Spain
BW 448 Port of Spain to Barbados
BW 449 Barbados to Port of Spain
BW 550 Port of Spain to JFK, New York
The airline is advising passengers are advised that these services are delayed and NOT cancelled.
The Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) says the silence of major interest groups to the high rate of murders of prison officers, is not serving the country well.
DOMA says there must be an urgent response to the murders of prison officers.
The organisation issued the following statement on Wednesday:
"We wish to offer sincere condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Prison Officer Darren Francis.