Revue de presse du 03 février 2017

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 03 FEVRIER 2017

POLITIQUE

DOMINICA

Attorney says PM Skerrit has no intention of resigning

Dominica News Online

In a letter dated 30th January 2017, which was copied to the CARICOM Heads of Governments, the UN Secretary General and the Commonwealth Secretary General, among others, the Leader of the Opposition is demanding the resignation of the Prime Minister in the interest of saving the nation, stating that his actions and association with money launderers and fugitives who pose continuing threats to global security and peace, has plunged Dominica into a severe crisis of confidence.

SAINT KITTS

Government awaits final decision on Trump’s deportation promises

SKN Vibes

Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris is waiting to see if United States President would follow through with one of his campaign promises to have illegal immigrants deported. Many governments in the region are pondering what effects such could have on their country, since many are already dealing with high crime problems. Dr Harris said that they are also monitoring the evolving policies in Europe and the United Kingdom.

SAINT VINCENT

Opposition MP congratulates government on completion of Argyle Airport

I Witness News

An opposition Member of Parliament, St Clair Leacock, who previously criticized the government for the handling of the EC$729 million project, is now extending unconditional congratulations to the government and people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on the pending opening of the Arglye International Airport scheduled for 14 February 2017.

ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE

ANTIGUA

Billionaire Antigua-Barbuda diplomat ’disappears’ in Hong Kong

Caribbean News Now

Xiao Jiahhua, a Chinese billionaire, who holds an Antiguan diplomatic passport has reportedly been abducted from Hong Kong to main-land China and may be assisting the Chinese government with a graft investigation. In light of such, Prime Minister Browne says that changes will be made to the system for issuing diplomatic passports and is even prepared to recall all diplomatic passports at this time.

DOMINICA

Dominica diplomatic passport row highlights distinction between ’knowingly’ and ’knowable’

Caribbean News Now

The latest controversy over the issue of diplomatic passports by Eastern Caribbean governments to wealthy individuals with questionable backgrounds and motives has served to raise awareness of a little-discussed provision in US law as it relates to sanctions imposed on Iran. Although the Prime Minister of Dominica has denied having sold or will ever sell diplomatic passports to anyone, his exposure to US criminal and/or civil proceedings for facilitating the freedom of travel of an individual involved in the evasion of Iran sanctions would not appear to turn on whether he received money but whether Monfared’s involvement was “knowable”.

GRENADA

First biogas digesters installed in Carriacou

Now Grenada

The first 2 out of 10 biogas digesters have been installed in Carriacou. This initiative comes from the Government of Grenada in an effort to reduce carbon emission of the country in accordance with its commitment to the Paris Climate Change deal. The installations can prove economically attractive for the farms since costs of energy and fertiliser will go down considerably.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

DOMINICA

Dr Sam Christian defiant

Dominica News Online

Well-known Dominican surgeon, Dr Sam Christian, was arrested and charged for allegations on “inciting to commit arson” remarks which he made during a public meeting at Peebles Park in 2015. He has since been granted bail in the sum of EC$20 000. Hearings are scheduled to begin in June 2017. Despite, he remains defiant.

Dernière modification : 03/02/2017

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