Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Sept 21, 2016

The NorthLight School campus pictured on Feb 2015.
The NorthLight School campus pictured on Feb 2015.PHOTO: GOOGLE MAPS

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Wednesday, Sept 21, and which we think you'd be interested in.

It appears on weekdays, available by 7am.

NorthLight School marks 10 years

A decade ago, NorthLight School was established to help students who were doing poorly in their studies.

Today, the school is marking its 10th anniversary with a new campus and celebrations, to be attended by more than 400 guests, including current and former staff and students.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is the guest of honour.

Palestinian high court to decide on local elections 


A Palestinian man walks outside the Central Elections Commission offices in Gaza City on Sept 8, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

Palestinian high court will on Wednesday (Sept 21) decide whether local elections scheduled for Oct 8 will go ahead, be postponed or cancelled.

The court on Sept 8 suspended the polls to choose municipal councils in some 416 cities and towns in Gaza and the Israeli-occupied West Bank following disputes between the rival Fatah and Hamas movements.

It now remains to be seen if a new date will be set or if the vote will be shelved indefinitely.

BOJ to announce policy decision


A man rides a bicycle past the Bank of Japan (BOJ) building in Tokyo. PHOTO: REUTERS

After two days of deliberations, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will announce its policy decision on Wednesday (Sept 21), amid speculation that it may further lower short-term interest rates deeper into negative territory and change its bond purchasing programme.

Japan's growth struggle has persisted even as the BOJ adopted unconventional measures such as negative interest rates and massive asset purchases to spur consumption and investments.