Trinidad and Tobago

Expanded Panama Canal means quicker exports to T&T's Asian LNG markets

A historic shipment of Liquified Natural Gas from Trinidad and Tobago will pass through the newly expanded Panama Canal on Monday and begin a new era of quicker exports to Asian markets.

Atlantic LNG has issued the following statement on the latest development.

"A cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) produced by Atlantic, will leave the company’s facility in Point Fortin and traverse the newly expanded Panama Canal on July 26, 2016. 

Imbert: Attorney General's VAT figure is wrong

Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert says Attorney General Faris Al Rawi's claim that uncollected VAT amounts to $12 billion, is not correct.

"I don't know exactly where the Attorney General got that figure from but that's not the figure I have," Minister Imbert told today's post-Cabinet media conference.

The AG made the comments as he addressed the Chamber of Industry and Commerce on Wednesday.

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IMA & EMA: Dead fish in Gulf of Paria appear to have been dumped

The Institute of Marine Affairs and Environmental Management Authority say preliminary results of its investigations on the thousands of dead fish found in the Gulf of Paria, seem to suggest the fish were dumped there.

The both bodies say many of the fish had red bruise marks on them and some were accompanied by net markings.

The following is a joint statement by the IMA and EMA:

RELATED: EMA alerts authorities about possible sale of dead fish

Caught on camera: Shark attacks and feeds close to shore in Tobago

A video of a shark attacking and eating another unknown sea-dweller close to the shore in Tobago, is making waves on social media.

The video is being shared via What's App and Facebook, although the origin of it is not as yet entirely clear.

Those sharing the video say it was shot at Grange Bay, Tobago.

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ALSO CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Bandits terrorise patrons of Mayaro bar

Imbert on GATE: We will not do anything irrational, anything to hurt anyone

Finance Minister Colm Imbert has sent a message to students, to not fear what is coming when the Cabinet decides on adjustments to the GATE programme.

"We are going to be practical. We are going to be sensible. We are going to be compassionate," he said as he addressed reporters at today's post-Cabinet media conference.

He reminded the media that it was a PNM Government that introduced GATE 12 years ago.

"So we are not going to do anything whimsical. We are not going to do anything irrational. We are not going to do anything that will hurt anybody," he said.

EMA alerts authorities about possible sale of dead fish

The Environmental Management Authority says it has alerted the relevant authorities of media reports suggesting that dead fish found in the Gulf of Paria, may be sold by individuals.

The EMA has issued a statement saying it is investigating the death of thousands of fish which washed up at Mosquito Creek and other parts of the south-western coastline.

Bakr: Robocop's killing is insanity

Trinidad Guardian: Jamaal Al Muslimeen leader Yasin Abu Bakr yesterday described the killing of Selwyn “Robocop” Alexis as “insanity.” Bakr said the fact that Alexis’ killer could disguise himself by wearing a wig to snuff out his life was the action of no right thinking individual. 

Having attended Alexis’ funeral on Tuesday, Bakr said as a Muslim he would not judge him.

Police recover stolen vehicle being stripped in Beetham

Police have recovered a stolen car being stripped in the Beetham, a statement from the Police Service says.

The vehicle was found on Wednesday afternoon. Police have also seized marijuana and cocaine in another operation.

The following is a statement by the Police Service:

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