Revue de Presse du 14 novembre 2016
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 14 NOVEMBRE 2015
United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Linda Taglialatela is not prepared to be dragged into any discussion on the concerns raised about the election of businessman Donald Trump as the next US president.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
The United Kingdom (UK) and political leaders of its Overseas Territories (OTs) including the British Virgin Islands have agreed to hold special ministerial talks early 2017 in relation to Brexit negotiations, before Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is triggered. The Article would effectively start the process of exiting the European Union, which is commonly being referred to as Brexit.
Dwyer Astaphan, a social activist and former Minister of Government of St Kitts says “We are going through a very shaky period and will be for as long as Trump is around.” He also added that Trump might not fulfill some of the promises he made while on the campaign trail.
Senator Lennox Weston, Minister of state in the Ministry of Finance has admitted there has been a fall-off of about 10 per cent in applications for the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP), but is optimistic that there could be another boom of investors interested in attaining Antiguan and Barbadian citizenship.
Barbados’s Remembrance Day parade was celebrated on Nov 13with Dignitaries, members of the diplomatic corps, visitors and citizens paid tribute to Barbadian soldiers who fought in the First and Second World Wars present at the island’s National Heroes Square.
According to David Jessop of the London-based Caribbean Council, there are likely consequences for the Caribbean from the election of Republican Donald Trump as president of the United States.
The star newspaper
Minister for Tourism Honourable Dominic Fedee on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 spoke at length in Parliament to explain why Government was compelled to make some pivotal moves to restore the viability of the island’s main economic driver and foreign exchange earner – Tourism.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
The voice newspaper
Members of Parliament on both sides of the House of the Assembly are still at odds over the appointment of a Deputy Speaker. The opposition is now taking the matter to court for an opinion on the matter.
The star newspaper
On Wednesday November 9th, Saint Lucia officially welcomed Philippe Ardanaz as the new French Ambassador to the OECS member states and Barbados. During his interview with press officials, Mr. Ardanaz highlighted his four main focuses for the island.