Revue de Presse du 09 novembre 2016
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History has been created in the United States with the election of real estate mogul and reality television personality Donald Trump — the ultimate political outsider — to the White House.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
VI news online
US Virgin Islands’ (USVI) Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett sailed to victory last night, November 8, 2016, pummeling her write-in opponent, Republican candidate Gordon Ackley, by winning 97.57 percent of the vote.
VI news online
Opposition Leader and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser RA, who had predicted a victory for Donald J. Trump as President of the United States of America, is optimistic that both the United States of America and the Virgin Islands may be better off with Mr Trump at the helm.
The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris, has extended congratulations to the new President-Elect of the United States, Mr. Donald J. Trump. Prime Minister Harris’ congratulatory letter is in the link below.
Prime Minister Keith Mitchel send congratulatory message to President Trump. 09
The Government and people of Grenada has congratulated USA’s new President Donald Trump, over his victory against Hilary Clinton at the election pools yesterday. Prime Minister Keith Mitchel says that Grenada is looking forward to continued strong relations with Washington under the coming Donald J Trump administration that has marked every Republic and Democratic administration since our independence.
Minister of Works & Housing Eustace “Teco” Lake says that the US $20 million grant from the United Kingdom will not be enough to finance the much talked about road works infrastructure programme ; Adding that it will only be able to repair two roads.
Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy, fears that the decline of the British currency since the Brexit vote in June is threatening to hit the Barbados economy where it hurts. Since the Brexit vote, the pound has fallen from an exchange rate of BDS$3.20 to $2.48.
Dominica news online
President of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Savarin last week welcomed the new Ambassador of the European Union to Dominica, Her Excellency Daniela Tramacere. The new ambassador expressed to President Savarin her enthusiasm as she begins her duties.
French President Francois Hollande said Trump’s victory marks the start of “a period of uncertainty.” “This new context requires that France be strong,” he said, in a televised address. “What is at stake is peace, the fight against terrorism, the Middle East and the preservation of the planet.”.
The leader of the far-right Front National party, Marine Le Pen — who hopes to emulate Trump’s populist victory in France’s April-May presidential elections — congratulated Trump, and the “American people, free !”