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Annual Meeting 2015
Notice to Shareholders
Notice is hereby given that the Eighteenth Annual Meeting of
First Citizens Bank Limited ("the Company") will be held on
Thursday March 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Grand Ballroom,
Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre, 1B Lady Young Road,
Port of Spain, Trinidad for the following purposes:
· To elect Directors of the Company;
· To receive and consider the Audited Financial Statements
of the Company for the financial year ended September 30,
2014, together with the report of the Directors and Auditors
· To re-appoint the Auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers and to
authorise Directors to fix their remuneration for the ensuing
Dated this 6th day of February, 2015
By the order of the Board
Sharon L. Christopher
Copies of the Notice, Proxy Form and Management Proxy Circular will be
mailed to shareholders and are also available for download on
www.firstcitizenstt.com (click on the "Investor Relations" link).
SEOU---South Korea s Constitutional Court yes-
terday struck down a controversial adultery law
which for more than 60 years had criminalised
extra-marital sex and jailed violators for up to two
The nine-member bench ruled by seven to two
that the 1953 statute aimed at protecting traditional
family values was unconstitutional.
"Even if adultery should be condemned as immoral,
State power should not intervene in individuals private
lives," said presiding justice Park Han-Chul.
The decision saw shares in the South Korean firm
Unidus Corp, one of the world s largest condom man-
ufacturers, soar by the daily limit of 15 per cent on
the local stock exchange.
It was the fifth time the apex court had considered
the constitutional legality of the legislation which had
made South Korea one of the few non-Muslim coun-
tries to regard marital infidelity as a criminal act.
In the past six years, close to 5,500 people have
been formerly arraigned on adultery charges---including
nearly 900 in 2014.
But the numbers had been falling, with cases that
ended in prison terms increasingly rare.
Whereas 216 people were jailed under the law in
2004, that figure had dropped to 42 by 2008, and
since then only 22 have found themselves behind bars,
according to figures from the state prosecution office.
The downward trend was partly a reflection of
changing societal trends in a country where rapid
modernisation has frequently clashed with traditionally
"Public conceptions of individuals rights in their
sexual lives have undergone changes," Park said, as
he delivered the court s decision.
The debate over its future had simmered away for
years, bubbling over from time to time especially if
a public figure fell foul of the statute.
The law was originally designed to protect the rights
of women at a time when marriage afforded them
few legal rights, with most having no independent
income and divorce carrying enormous social stig-
But even socially conservative civic groups who had
supported the legislation in the past acknowledged
that times had changed.
"Adultery must be censured morally and socially,
but such a law is inappropriate in a modern society,"
said Ko Seon-Ju, an activist with the Seoul-based
civic group Healthy Families.
While the adultery law may have been ruled out
of existence, social disapproval of marital infidelity
remains potent. (AFP)
MONTEVIDEO---Uruguay says it hopes to give land-
locked Bolivia an outlet to the sea.
President Jose Mujica and his Bolivian counterpart
Evo Morales signed an agreement yesterday to let
Bolivia use a planned deep-water port on the Atlantic.
Morales said they are still working out details on
how it will be used. To get goods to the port by land,
Bolivian shippers would have to cross part of Argenti-
na, Paraguay or Brazil.
Mujica has been promoting the port project near
the border with Brazil, but so far construction has
Bolivia has long tried to recover part of a coastline
it lost to Chile in the late 19th century. Chile has
given Bolivia special rights to a port in the area, but
has refused to grant it territory. (AP)
use of Atlantic port
A farm worker cuts
sugar cane in a field
in the town of San
Jose Guayabal, El
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