Revue de presse du 03 avril 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 03 AVRIL 2017
In response to a letter received from the Opposition Leader dated 9th March, President Charles Savarin has asked him to provide the constitutional provision which will allow the Head of State to lawfully remove the Prime Minister and his cabinet from office. The President went further to state that the letter from Linton was full of allegations and accusations.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
The Caribbean Development Bank, through the Global Environment Facility, has approved a grant for the Government of Grenada in the sum of US$231,630 to implement its Geothermal Energy Development Roadmap. A special unit will be established in order for the consultants to provide technical assistance to the Government.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Former commissioner of police, Vere Browne says that politicians should not be allowed to strip the constitution to benefit them. His remarks came in light of the Government seeking to amend legislation which will give the Minister of Public Safety the power to transfer gazetted officers of the Royal Police Force of Antigua & Barbuda to other departments within his portfolio. He says the Police Service Commission should not be meddled with.
Regional carrier LIAT is once again experiencing flight delays and cancellation, which will continue over the next few days. These are due to an industrial unrest between the employees and management over late salary payments. The shareholder governments have agreed to intervene to resolve the matter but not until next week when they will meet in Barbados.
This month marks the bicentennial of the death of Jean Baptiste Bideau, a St Lucian war hero who lived through and was related to the three major revolutions namely the American War of Independence, French Revolution and Latin American War of Independence. A movement to name him a national hero is growing stronger.
The inter-island ferry of L’Express des Iles, will celebrate 30 years of service to the islands later this year. It is the only fast ferry service connecting the French overseas departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe to their neighbours Dominica and Saint Lucia. This service has brought the islands closer in many areas such as tourism, trade and relations among the people.