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Legal Supplement Part B---Vol. 53, No. 16---28th January, 2014
LEGAL NOTICE NO. 37
REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
THE PETROLEUM ACT, CHAP. 62:01
MADE BY THE MINISTER UNDER REGULATION 4 OF THE
THE PETROLEUM REGULATIONS (ONSHORE COMPETITIVE
BIDDING) (AMENDMENT) ORDER, 2014
1. This Order may be cited as the Petroleum Regulations
(Onshore Competitive Bidding) (Amendment) Order, 2014
2. For the purposes of this Order, "the Order" means the
Petroleum Regulations (Onshore Competitive Bidding) Order,
3. Clause 12 of the Order is amended by deleting the words
"12th December, 2013" and substituting the words "31st
4. This Order shall be deemed to have come into effect on
13th December, 2013.
Dated this 27th day of January,2014.
K. C. RAMNARINE
Minister of Energy
and Energy Affairs
Point Fortin Mayor Clyde Paul
wants to know why the country s first
ever National Drilling Academy was
established at the Usine Ste Madeleine
campus of the National Energy Skills
Centre (NESC), rather than in the
Last December, Tertiary Education
Minister Fazal Karim opened the $18.8
million facility, the only open access
drilling technical training facility in the
region in the heart of what was once
T&T s sugar belt.
"Oil and gas is in Point Fortin. Point
Fortin is the home for drilling oil and
gas. If you look out any door in Point
Fortin you would see a pumping jack,
so how could you establish an academy
for drilling in Ste Madeleine and not
in Point Fortin?" Paul asked.
He called on the Government to
reconsider that position and establish
a second drilling academy in Point
"We built the country and we have
very little to show for it, "the mayor
told a forum hosted by the Point Fortin
Southwest Chamber of Commerce in
collaboration with Southwest Local
Economic Development (LED) Project
to look at development issues on the
south west peninsula.
The focus of the symposium was on
the Point Fortin Highway and oppor-
tunities for people in the community.
Point Fortin/South Western Cham-
ber of Industry and Commerce pres-
ident Nigel Minors said it was the first
in a series of five sessions in the LED
"Our aim, as we partner with UWI s
Trade and Economic Development
Unit, is to encourage a higher level of
dialogue among stakeholders on a
number of burning developmental
"We seek to give more stakeholders
a voice in the developmental process,
but the goal goes beyond just talk. We
intend to translate this dialogue into
action through funded projects, high-
er-stakes lobbying at all governmental
levels, and public-private partnerships."
Minors said the Chamber noted the
lack of attention paid to the south west-
ern peninsula in the last budget pres-
entation. He said that was one of the
primary reasons for the forum.
Paul, who was invited to share his
perspective on what was happening in
the area, expressed concern about the
diminishing of skills in Point Fortin.
He said skilled people were leaving the
community to find jobs where their
skills were required.
Although he commended the gov-
ernment for finally starting the con-
troversial highway from Point Fortin,
Paul wondered where were the jobs for
residents. He quoted statistics which
showed that the Borough had an 18
per cent unemployment rate.
Minors also asked about the level of
economic activity the highway con-
struction will stimulate and how it will
change the economic landscape of Point
In a power point presentation, Nidco
senior project manager Earl Wilson
said the delay in starting from Point
Fortin had to do with capping of oil
wells and removal of pipelines along
Wilson also defended the proposed
route, particularly the controversial
Debe to Mondesir segment which is
the focus of an ongoing campaign by
Dr Wayne Kublalsingh and the Highway
Wilson said it was the best possible
and feasible route based on numerous
In response to questions from La
Brea MP Fitzgerald Jeffrey as to why
his constituency was bypassed, Wilson
said this was due to the instability of
the area caused by the Pitch Lake.
in Point Fortin
Principal at St Monica's Prep Ann Marie Clarke, Dr Bernard Tappin, Tisha Lee, manager, Group Corporate
Communications, Republic Bank Limited and class teacher Janelle Shepherd look on as Sophia Chinapoo
and other students of St Monica Prep use a Smartboard teaching aid sponsored by Republic Bank.
PHOTO: EDISON BOODOOSINGH.
"Oil and gas is in Point Fortin. Point Fortin
is the home for drilling oil and gas. If you
look out any door in Point Fortin you would
see a pumping jack, so how could you
establish an academy for drilling in
Ste Madeleine and not in Point Fortin?"
---Point Fortin Mayor Clyde Paul
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