Daily Brief- Wednesday 4th July 2018

NEWS

CAL CEO BROKE RULES

THE Joint Select Committee (JSC) on State Enterprises yesterday found that Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) CEO Garvin Medera broke a number of rules and flouted proper procedures since his appointment in October and the issues included hiring of employees without security background checks and sitting on an interview panel that included employees he knew from his previous employer, Digicel TT. Read more…

2,000 students face eviction

The Government will have to find spaces for almost 2,000 students enrolled in private secondary schools if it fails to resolve an ongoing dispute over a proposed increase in fees owed to schools before the opening of the new school year in September, T&T Association of Private Secondary Schools president Leslie Hislop said yesterday. Read more…

POLITICS

Anti-Terrorism bill passed: Kamla Backs down

“WE could go (home) and see England play somebody (Colombia in the World Cup).” It was with these conciliatory remarks that Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who on Saturday at an Eid function and at the UNC Monday night forum seemed so definitive that the Opposition was opposed to certain clauses of the Anti-Terrorism Bill, proceeded yesterday to lead her team in support of the legislation. Read more…

BUSINESS

T&T firm helps launch US methanol plant

A T&T firm has played a key role in the start of commercial methanol production at a new 5,000-metric ton per day methanol plant in Beaumont, Texas, operated by Consolidated Energy Limited (CEL), OCI N.V., and Natgasoline LLC. Read more…

REGIONAL

Inauguration for new CCJ President

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will officially have a new president today when Justice Adrian Saunders is inaugurated as Sir Dennis Byron’s successor. Read more…

 

INTERNATIONAL

Thailand cave: New video shows boys in good health

A new video has been released of the 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a Thai cave, in which they say they are in good health.Smiling and at times laughing, they each introduce themselves one by one.They were found on Monday after nine days trapped deep in the cave by rising water, and have since received food and medical treatment. Read more…

World Cup 2018: The agony and ecstasy of England's shootout win

Huddled on the halfway line, steeling themselves for yet more hurt, the England players bore the same expressions as the estimated 23.8 million watching on at home.It was happening again, just as it did in 1990, 1998 and 2006. Read more…

4th July 2018

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