Revue de Presse du 06 Janvier 2015

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REVUE DE PRESSE MARDI 6 JANVIER 2015

POLITICS

ANTIGUA

Lovell equates high fuel prices with ‘hidden’ tax increase by gov’t

Antigua Observer

Former minister of finance Harold Lovell has added his voice to those who have been calling on the government to reduce the price of gasoline and diesel, arguing that its failure to do so amounts to a “hidden” tax increase.

ST.KITTS & NEVIS

Leading Opposition MP says US, Canada and European Union Monitoring St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship Programme

WinnFM

There is fresh criticism of the country’s Citizenship by Investment programme, following reports that the US Department of Treasury is closely monitoring the activites of a former Iranian national who now holds a St Kitts and Nevis passport.

Opposition Warn of Action Against proposed Constituency Boundary Changes

WinnFM

Constituency boundary change fears have prompted the six elected opposition MPs to get their lawyers to write the Chairman of the Constituency Boundaries Commission and Prime Minister Denzil Douglas about the matter.

ST.VINCENT

PM questions Traffic Dept’s failure to pick up on MP driving unlicensed vehicle for years

I-Witness News

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has questioned the failure of the Traffic Department to realise that Member of Parliament for South Leeward, Nigel “Nature” Stephenson had been driving an unlicensed vehicle for years.

ST.LUCIA

SLP debunks Allen Chastanet’s petrol claims

St.Lucia News Online

The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) expresses its shock at the apparent lack of understanding from the Political Leader of the UWP of how petrol prices at the pump are calculated in Saint Lucia.

Chastanet calls for reduction in fuel prices ahead of adjustment period

St.Lucia News Online

Given further major reductions in oil prices on the world market, leader of United Workers Party (UWP) Allen Chastanet has called on the Kenny Anthony administration, to reduce the price for local fuel immediately, so as to bring some relief to the citizenry.

ECONOMIE

ANTIGUA

Too big to fail : Gov’t bails out Lee Wind Paints Ltd

Antigua Observer

Government has deemed Lee Wind Paints Ltd too important to the local economy to be allowed to fail and has stepped in to save the homegrown company from collapse.

DOMINICA

DAT members not in favour of Govt’s latest salary increase offer

Dominica News Online

The Dominica Association of Teachers (DAT) says it is waiting patiently to hold talks with the government’s negotiating team to discuss salary increase for teachers for the period 2012-2015.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

ANTIGUA

Mechanic, girlfriend charged for guns and ammo possession

Antigua Observer

Well-known mechanic Earl “Early B” Martin and his girlfriend Lynella Shaw will face the court this week for possession of the cache of arms and ammunition with which they were allegedly caught Saturday morning.

DOMINICA

Health minister calls for collaboration to fight drug abuse

Dominica News Online

The high rate of patients with drug related diagnoses who are admitted to the Acute Psychiatric Unit (APU) is worrying to health minister, Dr. Kenneth Darroux and he is pleading for collaboration from all and sundry to reduce and prevent drug use and demand on island.

ST.KITTS & NEVIS

Walwyn : Crime fighting initiatives are beginning to work

WinnFM

Commissioner of Police C.G. Walwyn says the crime fighting initiatives introduced under his leadership are beginning to work but will take some time for the full effect to seen.

Fire & Rescue Officer Slapped With Numerous Cocaine-Related Charges

WinnFM

A Fire and Rescue Service Officer was arrested at the RLB Airport Friday, trying to re-enter St. Kitts with a quantity of cocaine. Reports teaching WINN FM indicate that Mervin Quanito Matthew had the drugs strapped to his genitals.

ST.VINCENT

Intruder demanded sex before chopping mentally challenged woman and setting her house on fire

I-Witness News

An intruder into the home of a mentally challenged woman in Vermont in the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning demanded that she had sex with him, then chopped her and her mentally challenged companion when they protested.

RELATIONS REGIONALES ET INTERNATIONALES

ST.LUCIA

ALBA supports CARICOM’s reparations

St.Lucia News Online

Colonialism Reparation welcomes the support given by the Bolivarian Alliance for the peoples of our America – Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) to the request for….

CHRONIQUES

ST LUCIA

Caribbean News Online

Commentary : Law and Politics : Where are we heading - and how soon ?

By Lloyd Noel

The actions and omissions of those in control of the nation’s affairs as the government of the day will always determine where we heading and how soon we can hope to get wherever.

Dernière modification : 03/02/2015

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