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US$50M TRADE DEAL Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
US$50M TRADE DEAL TRINIDAD and Tobago and Venezuela yesterday reached agreement on a US$50 million revolving fund, that will be used by Venezuela to purchase critical manufactured goods from this country, for its citizens.
Venezuela to buy US50m in goods Oil-rich Venezuela, which is faced with a severe food crisis, will soon bring relief to its citizens by purchasing US$50 million in goods from T&T.
Trini Venezuelans outraged SURPRISE gave way to frustration and then outrage among a group of Venezuelans living in this country, as local police used two buses to block their pots and pan protest from the view of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, as his entourage entered the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann's.
T&T to buy V'zuelan gas* GOVERNMENT has agreed to purchase natural gas from Venezuela's Dragon field to meet a shortfall in the supply to the local market, Energy Minister Nicole Olivierre disclosed yesterday, following bi-lateral talks between the heads of the two states and their respective delegations, at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann's.
TT, Venezuela talk prisoner exchange PRIME MINISTER Dr Keith Rowley yesterday announced that National Security Minister Edmund Dillon will be going to Venezuela on May 30 for direct government to government talks that could lead to the repatriation of five TT nationals incarcerated in the South American nation on charges of terrorism to this country.
Carmona lobbies Maduro PRESIDENT Anthony Carmona strongly lobbied Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro yesterday, calling on Venezuela to have an independent judiciary, afford alleged terrorists due process, combat its gun trade, open itself to mediation techniques and seek to convince Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to get this country to supply Venezuela with power.
Doctors charged for drunk driving TWO medical doctors spent two hours locked up inside a police cell at he San Fernando Police Station during the early morning hours Saturday after they were arrested and charged for drunk driving.
Taxi driver 'Lucky' killed outside home While the visit of Venezuelan president Nicholas Maduro took centre stage yesterday, murderers continued to take lives, leaving four men dead and another nursing gunshot wounds in South and east Port-of-Spain.
Carib fires 14 RETRENCHMENT letters were yesterday issued to 14 employees of Carib Brewery Limited (CBL), some with more than 30 years of service with the beverage manufacturer.
$20,000 stolen from St Charles RC church NORTHERN Division police are investigating the larceny of $20,000 from the presbytery of the St Charles RC Church in Tunapuna between Friday night and Saturday morning.
Solo: Coconut drink not dangerous SOLO Beverages Ltd is assuring members of the public that its product is not dangerous. In a statement published in yesterday's newspapers, titled "Our point of view", the company said the issue surrounding its Solo Coconut product was one of labelling. Solo said its product was as "close to the natural fruit as anyone can get." The company was responding to statements made by officials at the Food and Drugs Division (FDD) of the Ministry of Health on Friday last, at a Joint Select Committee meeting of Parliament on food fraud. While not calling the name of the company, officials said a product which was called coconut water was pulled from the shelves as it did not contain any "coconut whatsoever." The company said the drink contained the exact quantity of potassium and sugar that can be found in a natural coconut. "Our intention has always been to give the consumer a product that is similar to the natural fruit at far less cost."