Daily Brief - Wednesday 19th December, 2018

NEWS

Ganja legislation by mid-2019

The Government does not want any delays, so it will be “diving” into the issue of ­decriminalisation of ­marijuana and bringing legislation to address this by mid-2019. Read more here…

Cops kill 3 in forest shootout. Escaped prisoner among dead

Three peo­ple were killed and one in­jured in two sep­a­rate po­lice-in­volved shoot­ings in east Trinidad yes­ter­day. Read more here..

POLITICS

Indarsingh sees ploy to decertify CWU at TSTT

FORMER minister in the Ministry of Labour Rudranath Indarsingh said the aggression used by TSTT security guards to belittle the secretary general of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) Clyde Elder in the presence of his members reeks of “somebody in a high position” sanctioning that action. Read more here…

BUSINESS

NGC changing approach to business

STATE-OWNED National Gas Company (NGC) has produced its first Sustainability Report, which gives an account of the economic, governance, environmental and social performance of this key energy entity for the year 2017. Read more here…

New directors must act in bank’s best interests

REPUBLIC Financial Holdings Ltd (RFHL) is playing down concerns of Government influence over the bank expressed by some of its minority shareholders following the election on Monday of two directors nominated by the wholly State-owned National Investment Fund. Read more here…

REGIONAL

Tough Law Needed Now - Munroe Wants Regulations To Give Effect To Procurement Legislation

 

Executive Director of National Integrity Action (NIA), Professor Trevor Munroe, has called on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to take steps to ensure that regulations are drafted urgently to bring into effect the Public Procurement Act. Read more here…

 

INTERNATIONAL

Business voices 'horror' as Brexit countdown reaches 100 days

London (CNN Business)Continued uncertainty over Brexit has pushed companies in the United Kingdom to the "point of no return" and forced many to trigger expensive contingency plans. Read more here..

 

19th December 2018

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