Revue de Presse du 22 septembre 2015
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 22 SEPTEMBRE 2015
Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler is reporting steady progress in the implementation of Government’s economic stabilization and sustainability programmes.
Barbados will strengthen its social safety net for its poorest citizens and improve labor market training opportunities with a US$10 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Antigua & Barbuda is currently leading the region in the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) market, according to CEO and Global Managing Partner of Henley & Partners, Eric Major.
Voters in St. Vincent and the Grenadines were advised by Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves to consult with their bibles if they want to know the date for the next general elections. Gonsalves who is seeking an unprecedented fourth consecutive term in office, says he is in prayerful consideration with God regarding the date.
Parliament voted 12 votes to six, authorizing the government to borrow a further US$16 million for the EC$729 million Argyle Airport. It was the second loan for the Project since Aug 4, when the opposition supported a loan of US$5 million.
The St Vincent & the Grenadines government said that it ended the first seven months of this year in a slightly better financial position than the same period last year, but still with a multi-million dollar deficit.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Virgin Island news
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has mounted a call to the government of the Virgin Islands to take seriously and act with expediency on matters relating to criminal justice legislation.
ST KITTS & NEVIS
The President of the Republic of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto has extended deepest congratulations to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis on its attainment of the 32nd anniversary of independence on September 19th.
St Lucia times
The Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM), has announced that the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF), has given the party the go ahead to hold a protest march on October 8, 2015.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
A settlement has been reached between the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Attorney General, averting a trial.
RELATIONS REGIONAL ET INTERNATIONAL
The Barbados-based CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) has a new chief executive officer (CEO), who will lead that organisation through its Second Funding Cycle, 2015-2020. He is Rodinald Soomer, an economist, who was previously employed in the Division of Economic Affairs with the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, from May 2005 to August 2015, where he headed the Economic Development Policy Unit.