Revue de Presse du 13 avril 2016
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 13 AVRIL 2016
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
While claiming that his appointment to lead the state-owned BVI Ports Authority was not based on his membership in the governing National Democratic Party (NDP), Claude Skelton Cline last evening indicated that he does not think the NDP government should try to damage his reputation to save itself politically.
The government of Antigua & Barbuda has officially handed over five acres of land near the Marble Hill main road — worth $2 million — to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for the construction of an embassy.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne has accused the Opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) leader, Harold Lovell of not having the interest of Antiguans & Barbudans at heart, after he publically announced his non-support of the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP).
Two political scientists have expressed support for the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP)’s plan to table a vote of no confidence in the Freundel Stuart administration, while stating that the Prime Minister’s response had come as no surprise.
St Lucia news online
The minority Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM) has its eyes set on picking up at least three seats in the 18-seat House of Assembly of Saint Lucia, whenever the next election is called.
Fingerprinting of Barbadians at the island’s ports of entry will be a reality ; despite pending court action on the issue Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says using biometrics is the only way to guarantee Barbados’ national security.
According to new projections from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Caribbean’s smallest country, St Kitts & Nevis, has one of the fastest-growing economies
The voice newspaper
St Lucia is on target to begin geothermal exploratory drilling. The recently completed surface exploration studies, designed to better understand the geothermal resource conditions, suggest that the resource exist outside of the Sulphur springs and outside of the piton management Area (PMA)
Japan and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are partnering to invest US$3 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, as well as quality infrastructure projects related to energy savings.