Daily Brief - Tuesday 18th December, 2018

NEWS

PM: Priority housing, agriculture incentives for ex-Petrotrin workers

THE PRIME Minister on Monday outlined measures to assist former Petrotrin employees, including priority housing, agriculture incentives and possible regularisation for those on Petrotrin lands. He stressed, however, that was not a licence for squatting. Read more here…

Sankar released from prison

KrystianaSankar, the former step-daughter of National Security Minister Stuart Young, has been released from prison after her parents were able to secure her $6 million bail. Read more here…

 

POLITICS

Khan hired to take action against PM

SENIOR Counsel Israel Khan says he has been hired by a group of “concerned citizens” to take legal action against the Prime Minister if he fails to trigger a section 137 tribunal to investigate allegations of misconduct against Chief Justice Ivor Archie. Read more here…

 

BUSINESS

No more Regular Gas: Pressure for poor

The Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries has announced the cessation of the supply of regular gasoline (RON 83) on the local market at this time. Following the closure of the Petrotrin Refinery the last stocks of regular gasoline were distributed by December 7. Read more here…

Pay your rent, or you’re out

With over $100 million being owed to the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has urged homeowners in public housing to pay their rent, change their behaviour or face eviction. Read more here…

 

REGIONAL

Appeal Court Temporarily Halts Caricel Shutdown

In a ruling handed down today, the court gave Caricel’s parent company Symbiote Investment Limited, the go-ahead to challenge a decision by the Supreme Court to refuse its request for leave to seek judicial review of the government’s decision to revoke Caricel's telecommunications licences. Read more here…

 

INTERNATIONAL

Xi Jinping promises miracles, but fails to deliver specifics

Hong Kong (CNN)China's economy will produce "miracles that will impress the world" in the coming years, President Xi Jinping promised in a high-profile speech Tuesday marking four decades since the country embarked on its earthshaking economic transformation. Read more here…

Brexit: Cabinet considering ramping up no-deal plans

Ministers will set out how much money each department is being given to prepare, should the UK leave the EU on 29 March without a formal agreement. Read more here…

 

18th December 2018

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