Revue de Presse du 13 octobre 2015
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 13 OCTOBRE 2015
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
In the face of the UN bribery scandal, which has placed widespread public scrutiny on the country’s diplomatic service, the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) has issued a call for all-inclusive campaign financing reform.
A former government minister in St Kitts and Nevis says the huge sums of money in politics are undermining democracy in Antigua and Barbuda and other small island states. Dwyer Astaphan says the huge costs of running an election campaign means the masses are robbed of their power.
Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said Sunday that his government will cooperate fully with the United Nations and the United States as investigations continue into the corruption allegations against former Antiguan Permanent Representative to the UN, Dr. John Ashe.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne has given the officers of the Royal Police Force of Antigua & Barbuda, the ok should they decide to launch an independent probe of local officials implicated in the ongoing United Nations bribery scandal.
Please find in the link below, a statement made by Antigua & Barbuda’s former Prime minister Baldwin Spencer on the John Ashe matter.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
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Premier and Finance Minister, Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith said he does not agree with international reports that the BVI is one of the world’s top three notorious tax havens.
The voice newspaper
St Lucia stands to lose a major ally in Southeast Asia as Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou, prepares to make way for another leader following the end of his back to back four*-year terms in office next year.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Dominica news online
Former journalist Lennox Linton says, the ruling from the London-based Privy Council in favor of Chartered Accountant Keiron Pinard-Byrne, is not for him to decide if it is justice or not however, his head is “bloodied, it is not bowed.”
A new nuclear radiation monitoring station has recently gone online on 12 October 2015 in Dominica to monitor the levels of radiation on the island.
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
Antigua & Barbuda owes the Caribbean Agricultural Research & Development Institute (CARDI), $3.2 million, and although the Agriculture Minister Arthur Nibbs said he will push for payment to be made, he admits “the cash flow in the country is not where we’d want it.”
RELATIONS REGIONAL ET INTERNATIONAL
ST KITTS & NEVIS
The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has once again demonstrated its solidarity with the Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis with the donation of two cheques, one of over EC$800,000 to aid anti-criminal activities and another of over EC$19,000 to mitigate disasters due to climate change.