Revue de Presse du 11 septembre 2015
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 11 SEPTEMBRE 2015
Minister of Parliament for All Saints East and St Luke, Joanne Massiah has been named to a Commonwealth Women’s Parliament Committee.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
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A recommendation has been made for the creation of a permanent independent Elections Commission, which would provide democratic oversight of the Office of the Supervisor of Elections.
Former government minister Dwyer Astaphan, while acknowledging the federation’s economic recovery as touted by multilateral groups like the IMF and World Bank, insists that the growth is not spreading to the average citizen.
St Lucia news online
Saint Lucia has welcomed a new CARICOM Ambassador to the island. His Excellency, Hon. Robert Livingstone Morris, Non-Resident High Commissioner Designate of Barbados to Saint Lucia, presented his Letters of Credence and Introduction to Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, during an official visit on Thursday, September 10, 2015.
Dominica News online
CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) has made a payment of EC$6.5 million (approximately US$2.4 million), the maximum payable under the policy, to the Government of Dominica under the Facility’s Excess Rainfall Programme – as a result of rains that occurred during Tropical Storm Erika on August 27, 2015.
RELATIONS REGIONAL ET INTERNATIONAL
Barbados is contributing to a new international climate agreement, to be presented at the United Nations framework convention on climate change conference in Paris, France, in December.
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The government of St Kitts-Nevis and Teranov, an engineering and services company based in Guadeloupe, will join forces to establish a public-private partnership, with the ultimate goal of generating electricity by means of a geothermal power plant.
St Lucia news online
Leaders of Parliamentary Opposition in the OECS will be reviewing the status of the Revised Treaty of Basseterre with an update on the Economic Union at a regional meeting in Saint Lucia scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th, 2015.