Revue de presse du 04 décembre 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 04 DECEMBRE 2017
The fifteen member regional body CARICOM will have a new chairman as of February 2018. President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, will take over from Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith Mitchell for a six month stint. CARICOM Secretary General, Irwin LaRocque has already met with Moise to brief him on the position.
Former Leader of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) and Premier of Nevis, Hon. Vance Amory, has rung the proverbial bell, which signals the date of elections in the Federation. The Governor General has been advised and it is confirmed that elections will take place on Tuesday 18th December 2017. Current Foreign Affairs Minister Mark Brantley, who recently took over the leadership of the Party, says that they are very well prepared.
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The Soufriere Hospital was yet again the scene of another fire last Saturday evening, the second within one month. This one has caused extensive structural damage and loss of vital equipment and supplies. There are no confirmed injuries or casualties. Services have temporarily been transferred to the Etangs Wellness Centre. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
The Regional Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP) will be launched by CARICOM to improve the use of energy in buildings across the region. The programme was also introduced to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in 2015. The project will be implemented and expanded over the next five years with the technical support of development partners such as the European Union, GIZ and USAID.
FRANCE – EU
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with European Union officials in an attempt to finalize the Brexit deal ahead of the One Planet Summit. President of the EU Council, Donald Tusk, says that he was encouraged by the progress and a deal on Ireland, the divorce bill and citizens’ rights, was getting closer. Tusk is representing the other 27 members of the Union, who all must agree in order to have a move on the next phase of talks.