Revue de Presse du 15 février 2016
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 15 JANVIER 2016
As the nation anticipates the revelation of the names and groups of individuals and businesses that contributed financially to the campaigns of the political parties which contested the 2014 general elections, a political analyst have decried the “secrecy approach” surrounding the release of such information.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
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Premier and Minister for Finance, Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith announced that the rumoured controversial Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) audit report that members of the Opposition claim contains advisories and warnings about the cruise pier project, does not exist.
Virgin island news
Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Honourable Julian Fraser has accused Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith of presenting more of a state of the territory address with no substance rather than a budget presentation.
A defamation lawsuit filed against Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton which was scheduled to commence today, Monday 15 February 2016 has been adjourned to Thursday 18 February 2016.
Acting Police Commissioner Errol Alexander is throwing the towel…in frustration. Errol Alexander, who took over the position in the police force in March of last year after Commissioner Vernon Francois was sent on leave and later retired, said yesterday that he would not remain in the Force even if he was asked.
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Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony is surprised by recent accusations emanating from the United Workers Party, questioning the validity of unemployment figures for 2015.
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The debate as to whether public servants should have the right to participate in politics continues and adding his view on the issue is United Workers Party (UWP) candidate Dominic Fedee.
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will leave the island tomorrow to attend the 27th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Belize from February 15 to 17.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
The Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal has ordered that the financially troubled Antigua Overseas Bank (AOB) should be liquidated, some four years after it had been placed in receivership.
The Government of Antigua & Barbuda is threatening to take legal action against the PRO of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Senator Damani Tabor, for comments he made about the alleged misappropriation of funds from the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP).
The government has received news that the Defamation Act of 2015 is being positioned to serve as a model for the rest of the English-speaking Caribbean with jubilation.
Leader of the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton says he will submit to the court process in a second defamation trial scheduled to commence on Monday 15 February 2016. The defamation lawsuit was filed against Mr Linton after he accused members of the government of extorting sexual favors from young women in Dominica during his address at a youth rally in St. Joseph in 2014.