Revue de presse du 02 mars 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 02 MARS 2017
St Lucia News Online
At a press conference earlier today, political leader of the opposition St Lucia Labour Party, Philip J. Pierre, says that the party will take their protests to the streets, if the Government fails to heed the call by the public for clarity and dialogue on what the party calls the “unacceptable sections” of the Desert Star Holding (DSH) project agreement. He noted that an official signing ceremony has been scheduled for March 8 and preliminary works have started on the proposed site.
I Witness News
Former Prime Minister says the economy of Saint Vincent is facing serious difficulties and the evidence is there before the public. He says the ruling party is in better shape than the economy itself. Persons have no monies to go about their daily lives.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Caribbean News Now
The Network of Excellence for Tourism and Hospitality Training and Education (NETHTE) project held a training exercise in Antigua & Barbuda from 22nd to 23rd February 2017. All member states of the OECS were represented. The objective was to discuss and validate the curriculum framework for the proposed Eastern Caribbean Institute of Tourism. The project is being implemented with funding support from the European Union, through its tenth EDF Programme.
Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur, a respected economist and veteran politician, will be once again at the wheel of the Barbados economy, only this time serving in the capacity of Chief Economic Advisor of the soon to be installed National Economic Council. He says he was approached by the Finance Minister and he has accepted to serve.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be hosting an executive luncheon on the Citizenship by Investment Programme on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at the Finance Administrative Centre. The CEO of the CIP and the Chairman of the Board will present and explain the critical issues and changes of the CIP after which they can take questions from the business community.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Dominica News Online
Former Nigerian Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who was arrested in October 2015 in the United Kingdom will now be tried in a UK court. She was arrested for alleged bribery, corruption and money laundering. She received Dominican citizenship in May 2015 and was issued a diplomatic passport. Reports also indicate that she was appointed Dominica’s Trade and Investment Commissioner.
The Royal St Lucia Police Force has revealed its statistics for the past year. Rates of detection for various offences were presented such as homicide, sexual offences, theft etc. The Acting Police Commission, Milton Desir, is also urging the public to assist the police in their continued efforts to curb and detect crimes in the society.
Caribbean News Now
Finance Minister, Chris Sinckler, during his press conference last Monday has asserted that the Barbados dollar is not in any “danger of devaluation” against the US dollar. He says that is simply not going to happen, even though the foreign exchange reserves had gone below the standard threshold.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
BVI Platinum News
Minster for Education, Myron Walwyn, has given a mandate to his Chief Education Officer, to have French and Mandarin in the school system by the new academic year September 2017. The mentioned languages will be piloted in two schools, one primary and one secondary. The Chinese have agreed to send teachers in the BVI to assist in that regard.