Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago have begun a series of discussions on how both countries could collaborate in the energy sector.
Grenada’s Minister with responsibility for Energy, Nazim Burke met with his Trinidadian counterpart, Senator Kevin Ramnarine in Port-of-Spain last Wednesday where they discussed possible areas of cooperation.
Burke expressed Grenada’s interest in collaborating with Trinidad and Tobago to draw upon its more than 100 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas industry as Grenada seeks to develop its own offshore sector.
Ramnarine expressed an eagerness on the part of Trinidad and Tobago to work with Grenada to develop its institutional and legislative capacity in the petroleum sector.
Ramnarine was particularly excited over the prospects of what could be a historic joint arrangement on the exploration and exploitation of the maritime area that straddles the recently agreed maritime boundary.
A Grenadian technical team will be put together to work with their Trinidadian counterparts to prepare and expedite a joint work programme for the next 12 months.
Wednesday’s meeting was a follow up to one held in May of this year with the former Minister of Energy, Caroline Seepersad-Bachan.<< Read other news