Revue de Presse du 26 février 2015
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REVUE DE PRESSE JEUDI 26 FEVRIER 2015
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Education Minister Myron Walwyn said he stands by his ministry’s hiring of eight consultants since he assumed office in November 2011, adding that he will not emulate the former Virgin Islands Party government which he said employed ineffective and unusually expensive consultants.
In a clear war-of-words with Works Minister Mark Vanterpool, Opposition legislator Julian Fraser has accused the minister of being involved in a childish tit-for-tat over the handling of the controversial BiWater contract.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has reiterated his government’s commitment to continue development programs and provide assistance to the residents of the Kalinago Territory.
ST KITTS & NEVIS
The new federal minister of Tourism Lindsay Grant says he will be tackling problems at one of St. Kitts main tourism area—Port Zante.
Electoral office workers are complaining that they have been locked out of their office since last week Thursday and they have no indication when they are supposed to return to work.
The Vincentian opposition leader who served briefly as prime minister at one stage, says the transition from the Labour administration to a Team Unity government in St Kitts and Nevis is going to be far from easy.
People who save their money in banks across the OECS will see a reduction in interest payments after the ECCB agreed to reduce the minimum savings deposit rate from 3 per cent to 2 per cent.
A suggestion is coming from the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) that Government collect road tax at the fuel pumps, rather than ask drivers to make a lump sum payment every year.
Caribbean News Now
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has awarded some €303,000 (US$344,300) in financial assistance to 17 successful grant applications via the…
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Chairman of the recently shut down online poker firm Seals With Clubs, Bryan Micon said he is concerned that US authorities will seek him out in Antigua and charge him for allegedly running an illegal online gaming company.
Cabinet is mulling a proposal to make changes to the Police Complaints Authority Act.
St.Lucia News Online
In continued efforts to halt the cultivation of cannabis, the Anse La Raye Police on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, conducted an eradication exercise in the Anse Gallet area between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
St.Lucia News Online
A Canadian citizen arrested in connection with the drowning death of a four-year-old Vieux Fort boy is a physician from Hamilton, Canada who was apparently on holiday here, according to local police.
The Voice SLU Online
FOLLOWING the long Independence weekend of tragedy and heart wrenching mishaps, the man in charge of the St. Lucia Fire Service has stepped forward to thank the men women and even children who lent a hand in averting further heartache
Dominica News Online
The Ministry of Health and Environment (MoH) has declared the chikungunya epidemic officially over in Dominica as of January 23rd, 2015.