T&T Chinese businessman dies day after being shot

(Trinidad Express) The death of a Chinese businessman and the murder of a Tobago resident have pushed the murder toll to 223 for the year so far.

In the first incident China-born businessman Yang Jiang Hua, 60, died at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex at Mt Hope late last Friday evening, one day after being shot by bandits during a robbery at his business place, Tiger’s Chinese Restaurant and Bar at Cunupia.

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Venezuela’s deteriorating oil quality riles major refiners

CARACAS/HOUSTON, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s state-run oil firm, PDVSA, is increasingly delivering poor quality crude oil to major refiners in the United States, India and China, causing repeated complaints, canceled orders and demands for discounts, according to internal PDVSA documents and interviews with a dozen oil executives, workers, traders and inspectors.

NAFTA negotiators trade barbs, indicate wide differences

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – The top U.S. and Canadian and trade officials yesterday accused each other of sabotaging efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, even as they and Mexico agreed to extend talks into the first quarter of 2018.

T&T oil spill reaches Cocorite

(Trinidad Guardian) Even as two companies have been procured to commence clean-up operations after a massive oil spill in Chaguaramas on Saturday, the spill is said to be quickly spreading southeast in the Gulf-of-Paria, already reaching Cocorite.

TT$200 million fraud claim: State goes after Moonilal, ‘cartel’ contractors

(Trinidad Express) The State is soon to start legal action against former Government minister  Dr Roodal Moonilal over allegations of bid rigging with respect to some ten contracts through the Estate Management and Business Development Company (EMBD) in 2015.

T&T river crash victims identified

(Trinidad Express) Three men who died on Sunday when their car plunged into a river near the New Cut Channel in Woodland, have been identified.

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