Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has written to the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU), telling the union that the government is ready to consider any serious business proposal for the puchase of the Petrotrin refinery.
However, the letter says that if any superior proposal comes forward, the government will put the interest of taxpayers first.
The following is the prime minister's letter to Petrotrin.
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has met with members of the Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA), where security and law and order issues were discussed.
The meeting took place on Wednesday.
A police statement said that the meeting was held at the request of DOMA President, Gregory Aboud, and afforded Commissioner Griffith the opportunity to hear first-hand the concerns of the downtown Port of Spain business community.
Among the concerns raised were the safety of shoppers and parking in the capital city.