Revue de presse du 02 novembre 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 02 NOVEMBRE 2017
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE
St Lucia Times
The decision by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD, to change the way Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are classified as high or middle income countries based on per capita income has been praised by the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia. He is hoping that the process will be finalised by year end, which will enable the SIDS to get concessionary funding.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
BVI Platinum News
Following Hurricane Irma and the extensive damage caused to the prison, 21 prisoners were temporarily transferred from the British Overseas Territory to the Bordelais Correctional Facility in Saint Lucia, some of which are expressing discomfort there and asking when they will return to their home territory. The Minister responsible for Prisons, Hon. Myron Walwyn, visited the facility in Saint Lucia last week during which time he met with prison officials, as well as the inmates from the BVI. He says the concerns of the inmates are being address and went further to express his satisfaction with the facility.
Health officials are cautioning persons to take every measure possible to avoid contracting Leptospirosis. The disease which is caused by a bacteria found in animals such as rats, cattle, pigs, horses and dogs, can be fatal, if not treated properly and in time. Of late, the Ministry of Health has noted an increase in the number of cases being reported.
FRANCE - EU
Caribbean News Now
Donor countries of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) met in Paris to change the international aid rules. The DAC which is part of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has agreed to work on a process that could allow previous aid recipients to receive short-term support in the event of catastrophic humanitarian crises. The DAC has also agreed to work to create a new mechanism to re-admit countries that had graduated from being eligible back to the list of eligible countries, if their income per capita falls low enough.
St Lucia News Online
Student teachers from the Ecole Supérieure du Professorat et de l’Education (ESPE) of Martinique have commenced a two week immersion programme at different schools in Saint Lucia. The programme will involve comparative research on the education systems and teaching practices of both countries. The programme forms part of the Martinique-Saint Lucia programme targeting education professionals.