Revue de Presse du 20 avril 2015
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 20 AVRIL 2015
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
There was another major political development on the weekend as the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) committee in the Ninth Electoral District selected Elton ‘All Out’ Sprauve – owner of Mine Shaft Cafe Limited on Virgin Gorda – as its potential candidate in the upcoming elections.
The ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) Sunday kicked off its campaign for re-election with Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves predicting “an historic victory” for the party seeking a fourth consecutive term in office.
SAINT LUCIA’S non-resident Ambassador to ALBA and Petrocaribe, Hippolyte E. Vitalis, says the new friendship being brokered between long time adversaries, United States and Cuba, is “a dream come true” for the region.
A finance expert warns Antigua & Barbuda and other Eastern Caribbean countries will need to abandon the “welfare society” on which they depend to be elected.
ST KITTS & NEVIS
Author and former CNN Correspondent Kathleen Koch, moderated a panel discussion in Washington , DC of the Ninth Round of the Resilience Dialogue series hosted by the World Bank/GFDRR, the Government of Japan, the European Commission and USAID as part of the World Bank Group/IMF Spring Meetings.
The SKNABA St.Kitts-Nevis 2015 National Basketball League got underway this past Sunday April 12th, at the Basketball City with the opening ceremony and Premier Division Season Openers.
A link road called Lampa Hill which connects the communities of Baily Yard and Cole Hill to Brown Hill has been successfully completed.
Hon. Vance Amory, Senior Minister and Minister of Nevis Affairs, Labor, Social Security and Ecclesiastical Affairs in the Federal Government of St.Kitts-Nevis as well as Premier and Minister of Finance, Education, Labor, Trade and Industry in the Nevis Island Administration will be hosting a Townhall Meeting in Washington, DC for ALL St.Kitts-Nevis Nationals in the DC and surrounding areas.
The people of Nevis have been given the assurance that the Consumer Affairs Department will be vigilant in its effort to ensure that Value Added Tax (VAT) is removed from food items, medication and funeral expenses and the benefits of lower prices passed on to them.
Executive manager of marketing at the National Bank of Dominica (NBD), Suzanne Piper has called for more support for activities to mark Tourism Awareness Month 2015
Minister of Health and the Environment, Dr Kenneth Darroux, who supports the United States’ decision to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba, wants that country to remain “friends” with Dominica and the rest of the Caribbean region.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Attorney General Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin has settled the arguments that waged for nearly a week over assertions that police have the right to confiscate devices used to record them in the line of duty or crime scenes.
St Lucia News Online
Police are investigating an incident in Soufriere on Saturday night in which a machete-wielding man entered a popular bar in the town and hurled threats.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Caribbean News Now
Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite is worried about the level of crime taking place in Barbados and across the region within the last few months.
RELATIONS REGIONAL ET INTERNATIONAL
Antigua & Barbuda could see increased benefits as CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) opens its doors to Central American countries.
Fifteen months ago the World ARC 2014-15 fleet set out from Saint Lucia to sail around the world. Amongst the crews were many nationalities, backgrounds and reasons for taking part.
FOR the first time in its history the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festiva,l this year will not be produced by Black Entertainment Television (BET) from the United States of America
Antigua & Barbuda as well as five other member states of the OECS now have a document that will allow them to access financial assistance from the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.
Dominica News Online
Diabetes is among the leading causes of death on the island. This was revealed by health officials as they met to conduct a workshop on caring for the Diabetic Foot recently
President of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Humphrey Metzen, says more young people are falling victim to heart diseases, and this is being blamed on a less active lifestyle and poor eating habits.
THE STAR NEWSPAPER
By Rick Wayne
The World Bank estimates that as many Saint Lucians live and work in the United States as do in the land that gave us birth. Other sources not necessarily as well informed claim at least half the number are in the U.S. illegally.
THE VOICE NEWSPAPER
By E.R Alcindor
THE Labour Party’s penchant for mischief continues to be exposed but they simply will not relent. The latest manifestation of this is the continuous attacks on UWP leader Allen Chastanet which appeared in both your newspaper and the government’s publication NATIONWIDE on Saturday April 4.