Condemn the actions of the Government in closing the Petrotrin Refinery

Senate - 4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS the Board of Petrotrin announced on the August 28, 2018 that the company’s refinery will cease its crude oil refining operations;

AND WHEREAS the Prime Minister on the September 02, 2018 confirmed that the Cabinet had accepted a recommendation of the Petrotrin Board to close its refinery;

AND WHEREAS it is evident that the decision of the Government was without stakeholder consultation and with little or no disclosure to the public;

AND WHEREAS the decision to close the Petrotrin refinery will have direct adverse consequences on thousands of persons as well as on the economy of Trinidad and Tobago;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate take note of the failure of the Government to disclose a viable and credible plan to address the needs of those persons/business affected by the closure of the refinery;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Senate condemn the actions of the Government in closing the Petrotrin refinery.

(By Senator Gerald Ramdeen)

27 Nov 2018
Senate Debate - Day 1Hansard
7 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Gerald Ramdeen [Opposition Senator]
2.Senator the Honourable Franklin Khan [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries]
3.Senator Charrise Seepersad [Independent Senator]
4.Senator Taharqa Obika [Opposition Senator]
5.Senator the Honourable Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
6.Senator Anthony Vieira SC [Independent Senator]
7.Senator Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
22 Jan 2019
Senate Debate - Day 2Hansard
7 speakersShow Speakers
1.Senator Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
2.Senator the Honourable Allyson West [Minister in the Ministry of Finance]
3.Senator Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
4.Senator Deoroop Teemal [Independent Senator]
5.Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
6.Mrs. Anita Haynes-Alleyne [Opposition Senator]
7.Senator Dr. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]