Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 5th 2014 Contents A52
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, August 5, 2014
POINT LISAS INDUSTRIAL PORT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LIMITED
The July 27, 2014 issue of the TnT Mirror carried an article on its back page titled
The Point Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation Limited (PLIPDECO), the
owner and manager of the 860 hectare Point Lisas Industrial Estate wishes to
state categorically that there is no truth to the said allegations. PLIPDECO has
not entered into any transaction involving the sale or lease of 400 acres of land
in the Point Lisas Industrial Estate to any person or entity. In fact, the Point Lisas
Industrial Estate which is home to a number of major players in the downstream
energy sector and which has over 100 tenants has been close to maximum
capacity for several years.
The management of PLIPDECO is indeed proud of what the Corporation has
been able to accomplish in the almost forty-eight (48) years of existence,
where the Point Lisas Industrial Estate is now recognised as the largest of its type
in the Western Hemisphere and one of the most efficient globally. For example,
the combined production of the methanol and ammonia plants on the Point
Lisas Industrial Estate makes Trinidad and Tobago the largest global exporter of
PLIPDECO has always managed and continues to manage its affairs with the
highest level of integrity and professionalism. The allegations in the article which
relate to the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and by inference PLIPDECO are
Management of PLIPDECO
MELBOURNE---A coach has been given a suspended
jail term for his role in a match-fixing case in Aus-
tralian state football.
The Australian Associated Press reported yesterday
that Zia Younan, 37, pleaded guilty in the Melbourne
Magistrates Court to engaging in conduct which cor-
rupted the betting outcome of a sports event and
was given a four-month suspended jail term and
fined $3,000 Australian dollars ($2,800).
Three of his Southern Stars players, including two
from England, had earlier been convicted and received
life bans from the sport for cooperating with a foreign
betting syndicate to manipulate matches in a Victoria
Malaysian national Segaran "Gerry" Subramaniam
was jailed in April for at least a year after pleading
guilty to fixing six Southern Stars matches in 2013
for an international betting syndicate.
ABIDJAN---New Ivory Coast
coach Herve Renard said yesterday
he will make a decision about
Didier Drogba s international
playing future after speaking with
the veteran striker this month.
The 36-year-old Drogba was
mainly used off the bench in Ivory
Coast s last two major tournaments
but has made no indication he
wants to retire from the national
team. Drogba rejoined Premier
League club Chelsea last month on
a season-long deal.
With Renard s appointment last
week, the Ivorian federation
emphasised the need to develop
the next generation of players after
the team s disappointing group-
stage exit at the World Cup under
former coach Sabri Lamouchi.
Renard told reporters yesterday
at his first news conference as Ivory
Coast coach: "You will know his
(Drogba s) future with the national
team" by August 20, when the
Frenchman is expected to name his
first Ivory Coast squad for the final
round of qualifiers for next year s
Renard also said "we need to
ask" why Ivory Coast s so-called
golden generation of Drogba, Yaya
and Kolo Toure and Didier Zokora
hasn t won a major trophy.
The country still has not added
to its lone African Cup victory in
1992 and has not reached the sec-
ond round of the World Cup in
three attempts. Ivory Coast also
lost its No 1 ranking in Africa to
Algeria just before the World Cup.
"There are positions that need
a change," Renard said. "They asked
me to build a new team. But not
everything has to be thrown away."
"Let me discuss with players.
Some might have some wishes. I
have to listen to them. After that,
I will take my decisions."
Renard is partly responsible for
Ivory Coast s long wait for a title
after he coached Zambia to a
penalty-shootout win over the Ivo-
rians in the African Cup final in
Renard arrived in Abidjan on Fri-
day to take up a four-year contract
until after the next World Cup in
Russia in 2018. He also confirmed
that Patrice Beaumelle, Renard s
assistant coach with Zambia, would
become his assistant with Ivory
New Ivory Coast coach to discuss Drogba future
MANCHESTER---West Ham midfielder Ravel Mor-
rison has been released on bail pending a hearing
into charges he assaulted two women. The 21-year-
old former Manchester United player had been held
in custody since last Thursday.
He was arrested after allegedly punching and slap-
ping his former 19-year-old girlfriend and her 39-
Morrison was released Monday when a judge grant-
ed bail following a private court hearing.
He is due to appear at Manchester Magistrates
Court on Thursday.
term in fixing case
Morrison freed on
bail in assault case
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