The Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is coming home.
ANSA McAL Limited has been successful in purchasing the country's highest national award that had gone up for sale on Ebay.
The group got the 18K gold medal for the opening sale price of US$25,000 although a bidding war had pushed it up to $31,300 in the last 36 hours.
At one point, someone placed a bid for as much as US$60,000 but it was not accepted by the buyer.
The ANSA McAL Group of Companies has made a bid for the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago that is being sold on Ebay, in a bid to ensure that it returns to this country.
The following is the statement from the ANSA McAL Group of Companies:
"The ANSA McAL Group has placed a bid for the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Medal which was put on sale on the e-commerce website, eBay.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has asked met with executives of the Ansa McAl Group of Companies and has discussed the economic climate with them.
A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister says that Dr Rowley "attended a breakfast meeting with top executives of the ANSA McAL Group of Companies today, Wednesday 27th January, 2016 at the company’s offices on Maraval Road, Port of Spain".
The statement says,