Almost 100 residents of La Brea who were affected by an oil spill in December 2013, have lost their multi-million dollar negligence lawsuit against now-defunct Petrotrin.
Delivering an oral ruling at the end of a brief procedural appeal at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, Chief Justice Ivor Archie and Appellate Judge Charmaine Pemberton upheld the decision of a High Court judge who had previously dismissed the residents’ claim.
Promising to bring jobs for retrenched Petrotrin workers, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says the new drydocking facilities to be built in La Brea will bring 5,000 jobs.
Speaking at the signing ceremony of a cooperative agreement between the Government and China Harbour Engineering Company Limited for the construction of a drydocking facility in La Brea, Rowley said the facility will provide job opportunities for skilled workers.
Three police officers have been suspended for failing to respond to reports of domestic violence.
The officers were attached to the la Brea police station and were today suspended for neglect of duty for failing to properly investigate reports made by Abigail Chapman.
Chapman and three others were killed, this week, days after she filed a domestics violence report against the main suspect in her murder.
Today commissioner of police Stephen Williams requested all documents a related to the case and the report made by the murdered woman on March 8th.
The Women’s League of the People’s National Movement (PNM) is strongly condemning what it calls the horrendous and senseless murders of four persons in La Brea earlier this week.
The Women's League says that as mothers, sisters and wives, its members remain traumatized by these murders since they have prematurely ended the lives of two teenaged girls, a mother and their landlord.