Revue de Presse du 10 mai 2016
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 10 MAI 2016
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Ahead of an unprecedented Anti-Corruption Summit being held in the United Kingdom on Thursday, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has expressed support for the fight against corruption, but he made it clear that his government will not allow the territory’s financial services industry to be negatively and recklessly exposed.
The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) is ready to turn up the heat on the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in St Peter. Addressing a branch meeting in the rural constituency last night, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart expressed confidence that the ruling party would claim the seat in the next general election, which is constitutionally due in 2018.
The date for the by-election in the Soufriere Constituency following the resignation of elected Parliamentary Representative, Ian Pinard was announced on yesterday. The constituents of Soufriere will be voting for a new representative on June 7th 2016.
St Lucia news online
Although it might be an uphill challenge if three persons contest the Castries Central seat, the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) candidate, Stanley Felix has nevertheless expressed confidence in securing a win.
St Lucia news online
On Sunday, 15th May, 2016 the United Workers Party will officially launch its female candidate for the Castries East Constituency Mrs. Fortuna Belrose.
French Caribbean wants full participation in building an integrated Caribbean.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
The severe overcrowding and poor conditions at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) have once again been brought into the public eye, this time at the level of the international community who, during a review of Antigua & Barbuda’s human rights record, implored the government to tackle the issue.
Dominica news online
The just released Panama Papers have revealed that the Government of Dominica was a shareholder of the Shangri-La International Development Holding Limited. The Panama Papers are an unprecedented leak of 11.5 million files from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca.
St Lucia times
Two teenage girls are reported to have been raped in Castries on Friday evening. According to interviews conducted by DBS Television, four teenagers – two males and two females were heading home after an evening of Jazz, when they were attacked by three men, one of whom was toting a gun.