Revue de presse du 02 février 2018
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 02 FEVRIER 2018
After a meeting with some Caribbean leaders earlier this week, former US President Bill Clinton will be visiting ravaged Dominica next week to view the ongoing efforts to rebuild following the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria on the island last year. Clinton also announced that his foundation, the Clinton Foundation, will be launching an Action Network on Post- Disaster Recovery, for the benefit of those ravaged islands.
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE - FINANCE
St Lucia News Online
An ambitious agricultural project costing US$1.856 million was launched earlier this week which will benefit the southern village of Laborie. The project which is aimed at strengthening agribusiness operation for its members within the context of climate change is funded by the Inter-American Development Bank and supported by the Government of Saint Lucia.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
St Lucia Times
Operations are now back to normal following a standoff at the Bordelais Correctional Facility which resulted in two prison officers sustaining injuries and a number of inmates dispatched to medical institutions for treatment. The disturbance began when inmates refused to return to their cells after their afternoon recreations protesting poor conditions at the facility and delays with their court cases, among other issues. Prison authorities say they are working on addressing the concerns of the inmates.
St Lucia Times
The long awaited dialysis unit at the Owen King EU Hospital, comprising twelve machines, was formally launched last month by the Honourable Prime Minister and the Minister responsible for Health. The said launch is a major step toward transitioning the Victoria Hospital to the Owen King EU Hospital. Consultant nephrologist, Dr Merle Clarke and President of the Renal Association, both expressed their gratitude, especially on behalf of the patients for whom the dialysis unit is a lifeline.