Vasant: Petrotrin job losses will cause severe hardship

Former government minister Vasant Bharath says the loss of jobs at Petrotrin will undoubtedly cause severe hardship and social and economic dislocation.

He says it is ironic that the decision to shut down the refinery, comes during the week T&T celebrates Independence Day.

Bharath issued the following statement on Tuesday.

"It is noteworthy that the announcement of the planned shutdown of the refinery of Petrotrin has emerged in the week of the observance of Trinidad and Tobago's 56th Anniversary of political independence.