Friday, June 27, 2008
By LEISELLE MARAJ
Friday, June 27 2008
PRIME MINISTER Patrick Manning yesterday urged energy companies to show their commitment to saving the environment by looking for alternate sources of fuel to oil and natural gas.
Manning was speaking at the opening of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA) annual mid-year meeting, hosted at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad, Port-of-Spain by the local leg of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM).
The topic of the two-day meeting is energy and the environment. Manning said the topic was timely considering its relevance. “Energy and the environment are closely related as the use of fossil fuels have been linked to present levels of global warming, producing climatic changes and environmental challenges for every country in the world,” he said.
Further exploring the link between the two, he said, the more troubling effects of global warming are experienced by lesser developed countries of the world. “In the Caribbean, we are certainly not one of the world’s major polluters but we have direct experience as islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans are already threatened by rising sea levels, coastal erosion and increasing ferocity of storms, hurricanes and typhoons,” he said.
Manning added that global warming also had links to increasing food prices globally. “Something is fundamentally wrong in the way we have been proceeding in utilising the resources that we have. We, undoubtedly, need to liberalise economies for greater productivity but in the process we are attaining levels of consumption that are clearly not sustainable,” he said.
To combat these problems, he said, there is need for greater energy production, increase emphasis on alternative sources of energy and greater energy efficiency. “It is clear for us in Trinidad and Tobago that no one approach would solve the problems caused by unprecedented energy consumption and its inflationary and environmental consequences. We need a battery of solutions involving all the approaches I have mentioned,” he said.
This cont eh bet he is one big cyat nah!
This is the same fockin asshole that want to puh down 2 fockin aluminium smelter plants in this fockin god forsaken place. Eh! Like he dotish or wa.
This is the same cont that lickin up the South Western Peninsula.
This is the same cont that cyah run this government without oil and gas money.
And he want to talk about ENVIRONMENT.
Fock off Manning!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Thursday, June 26 2008
RETIRED Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) president general Errol Mc Leod is to receive a retirement package worth $4.5 million for his 21 years of service to one of the country’s richest trade unions.
An OWTU source told Newsday yesterday that the contents of the separation package include a house to be built at a cost of $2 million on a piece of land owned by Mc Leod in Aripero, a new X5 BMW SUV worth $750,000, guaranteed car insurance for the next five years plus a $1.5 million annuity.
According to reports, the OWTU general council approved Mc Leod’s retirement package during a meeting at the union’s headquarters at Paramount Building, Circular Road, San Fernando. The meeting was chaired by Mc Leod.
Mc Leod was celebrated last night by members of the union at a ceremony at the Palms Club, San Fernando.
When contacted for comment, Mc Leod said: “I don’t know what my separation package is worth and even if I knew I wouldn’t disclose.” When given a breakdown of the package, Mc Leod said: “I never knew I was valued so highly by the union.”
McLeod worked as a refinery operator at State-owned oil company Petrotrin and became the union’s second vice president, labour relations in 1975 before rising to the position of president general. He retired from Petrotrin about three years.
OWTU sources said the May 31general council meeting was attended by an estimated 35 delegates. Four of them abstained from the vote on the package for Mc Leod and one voted against the multi-million dollar payout. Sources said the delegates voted in favour of the package without discussing the proposal with their respective branches.
Some delegates felt it was exorbitant compared to the retirement package for his late predecessor George Weekes. “A committee was formed and we all went back to our branch unions where we discussed the matter. Weekes had to give up the deed for a piece of land he inherited in Petit Bourg. The union took that money to help purchase the house in Cocoyea, San Fernando that was given to him. His package was never exorbitant like this,” said a source.
Mc Leod had announced that he was giving up his position as the leader of the union at the OWTU’s annual general meeting last July and was passing the baton over to first vice president Ancel Roget.
Look another PNM hack, quiet for the last 7 years under the PNM feel the pressure and focking resigning now.
Make all he money, fool all dem fockin assholes and now walking away wid ah hefty take home.
Typical African nigga dictator attitude.
By NALINEE SEELAL
Thursday, June 26 2008
With crime at its highest ever, Trevor Paul has quit as Commissioner of Police breaking the year-long extension he had to continue to serve as head of the Police Service.
Paul advised the members of his executive of his decision during a meeting at the Police Administration Building in Port-of-Spain on Tuesday.
Sources said Paul felt he had done all that he could to lead the Police Service in its fight against crime, which has risen to unprecedented levels with murders standing at 243 for this year to date.
Paul is expected to leave on Monday and he has already begun to pack his books and personal documents and mementos from his service of over 40 years.
“Monday might be my last day in office. I have done my part and it is time to move on,” he told his executive of Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) on Tuesday.
When contacted yesterday, Paul would only say, “When I am leaving office you will know, I will tell you myself.”
Paul had been asked to stay on for an additional year as the top cop although his official retirement date was November 9, 2007.
Sources said Paul’s decision to break his extension before November is expected to put additional pressure on the Government to get debate moving in Parliament on the appointment of a new Commissioner of Police (CoP).
Well at last! This total waste of a Police Officer will be shipping out. His tenure will be remembered as one in which the CoP was the biggest failure in this country.
But really all that focker wanted was to get he pension. Now he goin to live like some big pappy at the expense of the citizens of T&T.
How we so dotish in this country.
Now another duncee head nigga will take his place and the same shit will continue. Another PNM cont.
Wanna bet ?
Saturday, June 14, 2008
He did so during yesterday's post-Cabinet news conference at Whitehall, Port of Spain, one week after making the verbal blunder, while responding to questions on new anti-crime measures that the Government expects will result in an improvement in its war on crime.
"I know it's too late now. I certainly, I certainly apologise," Joseph said.
He quipped that the mispronunciation was an attempt on his part to help boost the Police Service's low detection rate.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !
OH GAWD OYE!
Ah cyah stop fockin laughin. R'fari cont, see if you could translate this piece of dotishness for meh nah.
I quote, "the mispronunciation was an attempt on his part to help boost the Police Service's low detection rate."
Lard Father, have mercy on me! Fock! Niggas EH!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
By Joe Leahy in Mumbai and Amy Yee in New Delhi
Published: June 2 2008 03:00
India is facing growing pressure from African countries to exempt them from export bans on rice implemented by New Delhi to curb domestic food price inflation.
The move illustrates how efforts by large producers such as India to control a sharp rise in food costs are hurting poor nations and giving rise to a form of rice diplomacy."We have no shortage of rice and wheat. Our buffer stocks are adequate. Our production has not been reduced. Food prices are driven to a large extent by sentiment and not merely by supply and demand, says the indian minister
"I have a minister from Mali [here]," said Kamal Nath, India's commerce and industries minister, in an interview with the Financial Times.
"They are traditional buyers of rice so when we banned the export of our cheaper medium-quality rice, they [were] in trouble."
Global food prices are expected to remain high over the next decade, spelling hardship for millions of the world's poorest, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said in a report last week.
Mr Nath said India had already allowed some exports to Sierra Leone and would consider other exemptions for Africa. "We will have some carve-out to African countries depending on our own current production," he said.
He did not give details but there is speculation that India might eventually export about 2m tonnes of rice to the least developed African countries as well as some neighbouring nations, including Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.
The move fits with India's growing diplomatic efforts to woo African nations and counter China's rising influence in the resource-rich continent.
India's economy continues to grow strongly, reaching a rate of 9 per cent in the last fiscal year, according to government figures released on Friday.
The new report predicted growth of 8.5 per cent this year but the rising cost of fuel has contributed to a sharp jump in inflation. In the 12 months ended May 17, it reached 8.1 per cent, a three and a half year high and well above the central bank's target of less than 5.5 per cent.
Mr Nath said the price of imported cooking oil and lentils had more than doubled "not because of India-supply stress but international supply-side stress".
He said: "We have no shortage of rice and wheat. Our buffer stocks are adequate. Our production has not been reduced. Food prices are driven to a large extent by sentiment and not merely by supply and demand."