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6 Feb 2015

Rapheal John-Lall, Guardian.co (Trinidad & Tobago)

Trinidad & Tobago “fully compliant” with Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

“T&T achieves full EITI-compliant status,” January 28, 2015

The board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has declared the T&T Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (TTEITI) fully compliant with all its reporting requirements. Making the announcement yesterday was Clare Short, chair of the EITI board, who said T&T has achieved EITI compliant country status, the highest level of membership in the global transparency body.  “T&T is now part of the international movement which is part of 50 countries from all parts of the world. The whole aim is to get the sector of oil, gas and mining transparent, which has traditionally been very opaque and secretive…” she said in an address on the second day of the T&T Energy Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Port-of-Spain…The EITI promotes openness and accountable management of natural resources internationally…