Revue de Presse du 16 mars 2015

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REVUE DE PRESSE LUNDI 16 MARS 2015

POLITICS

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Fraser blocked from using ‘private’ letters

BVI News

The credibility of some public servants has been called into question after what appear to be private communication between the Social Security Board and Total Pier Park (TPP) ended up in the hands of Opposition legislator Julian Fraser.

No election spending taking place – Premier

BVI News

Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith has denied claims by the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) that his administration is already rolling out a number of infrastructural projects to secure an advantage heading into the general election which is due by early next year.

Straighten out your ministry, premier cautioned

BVI News

Amid claims that what appear to be fraudulent activities have been taking place in his ministry, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. D. Orlando Smith has promised to provide a full report on a number of conflicting figures that he this month presented to the House of Assembly.

ST.KITTS – NEVIS

Prime Minister Confirms Douglas’ US Visa Revoked Before Election

WinnFM

While there has still been no official statement from the government about reports that former Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas’ US visa has been revoked, Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris confirmed the reports at a Constituency meeting last week.

Commissioner of Police Being Victimized, Douglas Charges

WinnFM

As questions about the status of the Commissioner of Police continue to be raised, former Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas is charging that his alleged treatment by the new administration is an example of…

Douglas Says He Approved Controversial Promotion

WinnFM

Former Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas has confirmed that he was the person who approved the controversial promotion of Police Inspector Rosemarie Isles to Acting Superintendent.

ST.LUCIA

Is this the final straw for Saint Lucia ?

The Star

Hard to believe, the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce was once a nightmarish horned and saber-toothed creature capable of bringing powerful politicians to their knees at the heart-stopping sound of a hiccup.

IMPACS Report : Who’s Saying What

The Star

Dr. Gale Rigobert the leader of the opposition has described the prime minister’s speech as “wholly irresponsible and lacking wisdom.”

ECONOMIE

BARBADOS

Barbados hoteliers urge government to provide duty free concessions as promised

Caribbean 360

The Barbados government Wednesday sought to assure hoteliers that it was dealing with their complaints regarding duty free concessions promised to them several months ago.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

ANTIGUA

ATLU wants domestic rights ratified through ILO Convention

Antigua Observer

The Antigua Trades and Labour Union (AT&LU) is once again making moves to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 189

ST.LUCIA

IMPACS REPORT : COPS WARY

The Voice SLU Online

THE man now in charge of lifting the spirits of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force says the organization is “deeply touched” by Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony’s March 8 address to the nation that referenced the IMPACS report.

IMPACS Report : Trying Times Say Police

The Star

At a press conference held by the hierarchy of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force on Friday morning, the mood was every bit sombre, with those at the head table appearing to carefully choosing their words.

RELATIONS REGIONALES ET INTERNATIONALES

BARBADOS

Barbados gets US$17.8 million boost for human resource programme from EU

Caribbean News Now

Within a few days, the European Union (EU) will pay BD$35.65 million (US$17.825 million) into the Consolidated Fund as part of its continuing support of the Barbados human resource development (HRD) programme.

DOMINICA

PM to deliver foreign policy lecture in Grenada

Da Vibes

Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, will on Monday 16 March 2015, be the keynote speaker at an lecture in Grenada that will focus, in part, on foreign policy.

ST.LUCIA

Petro Caribe, ALBA To Stay…For Now

The Voice SLU Online

THE escalating tension between the United States of America and Venezuela will not interfere with Caracas’ oil and social programmes to Saint Lucia and other Caribbean countries, at least not yet.

Co-operation Mission from Argentina visits Saint Lucia

The Star

A joint delegation from the International Cooperation Department of the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Relations Department from the Argentine Ministry of Agriculture visited Saint Lucia between the 4th and 6th of March, 2015.

CHRONICS

The Voice

US and Venezuela : Don’t fan the flames, put out the fire (commentary)

By Sir Ronald Sanders

US President Barack Obama’s executive order imposing sanctions on another seven officials of the Venezuelan Government for alleged intimidation of political opponents was boilerplate.

THE STAR

Who cares about our island’s vulnerable ?

By Gale Rigobert

The last several months have been pregnant with incidents highlighting the plight of the vulnerable. Poor people, women, children, differently-abled and the elderly are among our most vulnerable.

CARIBBEAN NEWS NOW

Letter : When you lie to business investors you must be prepared to ’own the lies’ when all goes wrong

Peter Binose

When Ralph Gonsalves announced the finish and operational dates for the Argyle International Airport, we must ask ourselves if he knew each of those dates were unachievable.

VIDEO LINKS

ST.LUCIA

Think Forward

"BEFORE HON. GALE RIGOBERT WAS WRONG, SHE WAS RIGHT", EPISODE 03 OF MINI-SERIES, "GALE vs GALE".

HTS NEWS

Regis breaks silence on IMPACS findings !

Operation Reassurance

The Coroners Act and the IMPACS report

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