Revue de Presse du 24 février 2015

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REVUE DE PRESSE MARDI 24 FEVRIER 2015

POLITICS

BARBADOS

Leaders at odds over court matters

Barbados Today

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Opposition Leader Mia Mottley are at odds over what constitutes contempt of court.

Double standards in business community

Barbados Today

The Government minister with oversight of the country’s business community is accusing some operators of involvement in “corrupt” practices.

BLP threatens action

Barbados Today

Opposition Leader Mia Mottley has vowed not to stand idly by while the Committee of Privileges delays presenting its report on Speaker of the House Michael Carrington to Parliament.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Rymer claims pier project will fail ; VIP ran amok

BVI News

Lorie Rymer said the National Democratic Party government is on a path to nowhere and even its much touted cruise pier project will fail, adding that the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is no different because it too ran amok when it formed the government from 2007 …

PEP going after all 13 seats next election

BVI News

The People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) has made it clear that it will be going after all 13 seats in the House of Assembly when the next general elections are held, adding that its full slate of candidates will be made public when the time is ‘right’.

ST.KITTS & NEVIS

New government sworn-in

WinnFM

Thousands gathered at Warner Park early Sunday evening to witness the swearing in ceremony of the new Dr Timothy Harris administration.

Importance of overseas vote debated

WinnFM

Following a contentious general election that saw reportedly over two dozen charters flight of non-resident nationals coming in to the country to vote and two candidates separated by only four ballots, the public discussion has begun …

PM calls on political appointees to resign

WinnFM

Political appointees should resign and not wait for the government to ask them to do so, says newly elected Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris. Parting ways with political appointees is not victimization Harris asserts.

The political earthquake

WinnFM

DURING THE 2004 St Kitts and Nevis general election, I stated that the St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) was so strong that it would take a political earthquake to unseat them and this comment has followed me across this region since then.

No Final Vote Count a Week After Elections

WinnFM

A week after general elections the final ballot count has not been announced by the Supervisor of Elections.

Wendy Phipps among nine National Unity Govt. Ministers

SKN Vibes

ONE female, who was described as a driving force of Team Unity, was among nine individuals who were sworn in last evening (Feb. 22) as Ministers of the Government of National Unity of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Team Unity victory celebrations continue in St. Kitts

SKN Vibes

TEAM UNITY continued to celebrate its victory in the recently-held General Elections with a motorcade of hundreds of vehicles and thousands of people driving around the island of St. Kitts yesterday (Feb. 21).

PM Harris to civil service : “we are better together”

SKN Vibes

The message resounds clearly from the platform of the newly elected administration in St. Kitts-Nevis that there will be no victimization of public servants.

ST.LUCIA

Of What Use A Constitution to The King of the Jungle ?

The Star

Ask a local lawyer what had inspired his or her choice of profession and more often than not they will refer to their social conscience and an uncontrollable desire to help the deprived and the downtrodden.

IMPACS : What’s behind the hold-ups ?

The Star

On August 20, 2013 this was how the nation’s prime minister opened a televised speech : “A few days ago I promised I would issue a statement to address issues of concern and in particular the reasons…

Can Guy Block Boundaries Decision ?

The Star

Opposition MP Guy Joseph has applied to the courts to prevent the governor general from making any order in terms of “any draft submitted to her under Section 57 (6) of the Constitution for a period of 14 days.”

Pretender To The Throne

The Voice SLU Online

THE St Lucia Labour Party’s Conference in Ciceron, last Sunday, provided yet another opportunity for the people of Saint Lucia to observe a governing party full of confidence in its leadership’s ability to take our country forward, this notwithstanding the difficulties…

St. Kitts – Symptom of Bigger Problem

The Voice SLU Online

CONCERN was rightly raised over the failure of the Supervisor of Elections in St Kitts-Nevis, Wingrove George, to declare the results of the February 16 general elections until two days afterwards.

ECONOMIE

ST.VINCENT

EC$2,025,000 CDF loan to provide renewable energy plant at new St Vincent airport

Caribbean News Now

The Barbados-based CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) has approved an additional EC$2,025,000/US$750,000 loan for the new Argyle International Airport (AIA) in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

CULTURE

ST.LUCIA

Independence Fever Grips The South From Today

The Voice SLU Online

HEAVY police presence will dominate the three days of Independence Day activities in the town of Vieux Fort, which will play host to most of the major events for the first time in its history.

Time For Reflection

The Voice SLU Online

PROMINENT economist and trade strategist, Dr. Claudius Preville has called for more development focus and critical reflection as the nation celebrates its 36th anniversary of independence.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

ST.KITTS & NEVIS

Three more homicides recorded

WinnFM

While the nation was pre-occupied with the last few days of the recent election campaign and then the General Elections on February 16th, three more homicides were recorded.

Police PRO tight-lipped on armed robbery

SKN Vibes

SKNVIBES has learnt that an incident occurred over the weekend in which one of the victims was lead singer in the Nu Vybz Band International, Gregory ‘Mention’ Hobson, but the police appear to be tight-lipped about it.

ST.LUCIA

U&S Wants Rights For All

The Voice SLU Online

AS Saint Lucia celebrates 36 years of independence, United and Strong Inc. has renewed the call for the government to take a more proactive approach to removing…

NIC workers on strike over delay to pay talks

St.Lucia News Online

National Insurance Corporation (NIC) employees are currently on strike. They are protesting against the delayed conclusion of wage talks between the NIC and the National Workers Union (NWU).

RELATIONS REGIONALES ET INTERNATIONALES

ANTIGUA

Antigua-Barbuda and Venezuela agree on terms for West Indies Oil Company acquisition

Caribbean News Now

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez on Saturday successfully hammered out an agreement covering the acquisition of the West Indies Oil Company (WIOC).

CHRONICS

THE VOICE SLU ONLINE

Our Nation Turns 36… but Seriously

By Clement Wulf-Soulage

AS we approach the 36th anniversary of our independence, I am forced to contemplate on the attitude and mindset that make a nation truly independent.

Fairly And Not Cleverly Re-arranged

By Earl Huntley

IN early 2011, I published a small book entitled,“Cleverly Rearranged Electoral Boundaries- A History of Saint Lucia’s Electoral Districts 1951- 2011”.

Independence Blues

Editorial

IT really is interesting the number of contributors to this newspaper who have been sharing their views about the state of their country, on the 36th. anniversary of its independence.

HELEN TURNS 36

By Stan Bishop

AS Saint Lucia observes its 36th anniversary of Independence this weekend, Soufriere’s native Helen Alexandra Jean is hoping that her gift of independence finally comes.

ST.LUCIA NEWS ONLINE

Soufriere’s tourism is relatively untapped (commentary)

By Melanius Alphonse

Soufriere is not a new player in global tourism ; however its challenge is to retain profitability while holding onto a relevant share of visitors who travel near and far to visit a gem nestled in the heart of the Caribbean.

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