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.
(Trinidad Guardian) Preliminary investigations have revealed that the source of the oil spill that occurred in Chaguaramas over the weekend can be an offshore rig.
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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Trinidad Express) The grandson of the elderly man found dead in a barrel at his home in Freeport on October 6, has been arrested and charged with the murder.
ARLINGTON, Va., (Reuters) – Negotiators at talks to modernize NAFTA are running out of time and look set to extend the remaining rounds in a bid to meet an end-year deadline as tensions rise, three sources familiar with the matter said yesterday.
VATICAN CITY, (Reuters) – Pope Francis canonised 35 new Roman Catholic saints yesterday, including three indigenous children martyred in 16th century Mexico and considered the first Christians killed for their faith in the New World.
(Trinidad Express) Deryck “Chicken” Hinds was shot and killed near Medine Street, San Fernando on Friday night.
(Trinidad Express) An out of control vehicle crashed through a steel bridge and plunged into the New Cut Channel River, in Woodland on Sunday.
Pope Francis VATICAN CITY, (Reuters) – Pope Francis canonised 35 new Roman Catholic saints on Sunday, including three indigenous children martyred in 16th century Mexico and considered the first Christians killed for their faith in the New World.
(Trinidad Guardian) A teenager, who according to police, shot at residents of Beetham Gardens, was killed yesterday morning.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has reached a general agreement with Venezuela on restructuring its debt to Moscow, RIA news agency cited Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov as saying on Saturday.
(Trinidad Express) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley may think his ‘women are like golf courses’ comment is making something out of nothing, but the Network of NGOs thinks otherwise.
Farris Al-Rawi (Trinidad Guardian) The gaming community is wealthy enough to afford tax measures since one casino rented a location for $450,000 monthly and kept it empty for “umpteen years” just to block competition, says Attorney General Faris Al- Rawi.
GENEVA, (Reuters) – Venezuela’s former chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega said yesterday her team had supplied the United States with evidence “compromising” top officials in the leftist administration of President Nicolas Maduro.
PARIS, (Reuters) – The United Nations’ cultural agency selected former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay as its new chief yesterday, handing her the keys to revive UNESCO’s fortunes after the United States pulled out.
(Trinidad Guardian) A night of karaoke fun turned deadly when masked men sprayed bullets into a crowded bar in Marabella on Wednesday night, killing three patrons.
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday urged Mexican lawmakers to improve women’s rights, delivering a sharp rebuke to a key trading partner that has struggled to curb years of femicide, drug violence and rights abuses.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – A new package of U.S. disaster assistance sailed through the House of Representatives yesterday, despite President Donald Trump expressing impatience with having to devote federal resources for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico’s recovery.
BOGOTA, (Reuters) – A peace deal between Colombia and Marxist FARC rebels is being threatened by drug trafficking and cultivation of coca, the base ingredient for cocaine, a peace official said yesterday, in the wake of a confrontation between coca farmers and police that killed seven.