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In U-turn, Exxon, Chevron to join industry climate initiative

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Exxon Mobil Corporation is shown on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, December 30, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Occidental Petroleum are joining a group of major international oil and gas companies in an initiative aimed at curbing carbon emissions in the sector, they said in a statement today.

President David Granger (left) and Trinidadian Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley exchanging copies of the MoU yesterday at State House.

Guyana, T&T ink energy MoU

Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago yesterday inked a long-awaited Memoran-dum of Understanding (MoU) on Energy Sector Cooperation with the leaders of both countries assuring that there is no need to fear any “takeover” of the energy sector by either side.

Ecstasy in schools

There has been some amount of consternation expressed over the reported “discovery of the recreational drug ecstasy in five schools,” which came about as a result of “investigations” by the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU), according to the agency’s Deputy Head Lesley Ramlall, who was speaking at the opening of his organisation’s annual staff training on Monday.


    Prof John La Guerre
    Prof John La Guerre

    Rowley’s ‘N’ word use unfortunate- analysts

    (Trinidad Guardian) In­ap­pro­pri­ate, un­for­tu­nate and an­gry. That was how two po­lit­i­cal an­a­lysts viewed state­ments made on Tues­day by Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley that an “Oreo is the mod­ern, po­lit­i­cal­ly cor­rect way of call­ing some­one a house nig­ger.” Yes­ter­day, an­a­lyst Prof John La Guerre de­scribed Row­ley’s pub­lic re­marks as “un­for­tu­nate and in­ap­pro­pri­ate,” say­ing he should not have gone down that road but fo­cused on the clo­sure of Petrotrin, which has been build­ing mo­men­tum and at­tract­ing na­tion­al at­ten­tion.