During his televised address to the nation last evening, the Prime Minister described Petrotrin as a ward of the state, with taxes and royalties owed to Government amounting to $3.1 billion as at February 28, 2017. He said it would take approximately 7 billion dollars to give Petrotrin a chance at survival, and continuing in this vein means that taxpayers suffer.

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