6 Things You Need To Know Today

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  1. Petrojam manager hired without required degree
  2. Former Petrojam chairman granted 26 foreign trips in 18 months
  3. Third CCJ President sworn in
  4. Human rights training for armed KingAlarm officers
  5. CARICOM must deliver – Holness
  6. Reid: Post-Cabinet briefing outdated

1. Petrojam manager hired without required degree

Yolande Ramharrack, the human resource manager at the scandal-hit Petrojam, yesterday admitted that the advertisement to which she responded for the position required applicants to have a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree, which she did not have in February 2017 at the time of applying. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

2. Former Petrojam chairman granted 26 foreign trips in 18 months

Former chairman of Petrojam Dr Perceval Bahado-Singh was paid more than $US75,000 by the state agency as reimbursement for airline tickets he said he purchased, including at least one dated after the event he was scheduled to attend. Petrojam also paid Bahado-Singh US$550 per annum in airline benefit. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

3. Third CCJ president sworn in

Justice Adrian Saunders, the newly installed president of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), declared in his first public address that the CCJ, as a final appellate court, was the only logical option for CARICOM territories. He implored member states – including his homeland, St Vincent and the Grenadines – to break free from the United Kingdom-based Privy Council and embrace the CCJ. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

4. Human rights training for armed KingAlarm officers

Executive Director of KingAlarm, John Azar, has revealed that within the next 30 days, all armed security personnel at the company will be given refresher training in human rights. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

5. CARICOM must deliver – Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who assumed the chairmanship of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on July 1, 2018, yesterday urged his colleague regional Heads of Government to make clear and definitive commitments to establishing the single market. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.

6. Reid: Post-Cabinet briefing outdated

Information Minister Ruel Reid has again hinted that the weekly post-Cabinet media briefings, which have not been held since late last year, could be radically overhauled or even abandoned. He further questioned the relevance of the briefing and argued that it was introduced at a time when there was the absence of social media and limited means of communication. See full story on The Gleaner’s website.