Letter: So what if Roget knew?


Dear Sir:

The lead story in today’s Trinidad Express newspaper under the caption “Roget Knew” is puzzling. In the article, the author points to alleged minutes of a meeting between Prime Minister Keith Rowley and members of the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU) that seemingly suggest that the OWTU was informed by the PM that Petrotrin would have been exiting the refinery business.

So what’s journalistically puzzling about this? Well in the first place, it is debatable whether the minutes as reproduced, do in fact point to any revelation at all, of the closure of the oil refinery. In fact, from a literal construction, it appears only to speak to restructuring and not closure.

More importantly though, for this and any other average reader, it would appear that the…

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