Revue de presse du 03 juillet 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 03 JUILLET 2017
Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has constantly raised the issue of protocol and security for Prime Ministers and Governors General from the region visiting the United Kingdom. He did so again when Her Excellency Janet Douglas, the newly appointed UK High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean paid a courtesy call on him last week. The High Commissioner has promised to raise the issue with her hierarchy.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
The debate continues on what to do with the Citizenship by Investment Programme, after Canada suddenly pulled the plug on visa-free travel access to Antiguans. Dr Isacc Newton, political Advisor, says the programme should be shut down permanently. He says it was time for the people of the country to demand accountability of the CIP.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Caribbean New Now
Questions are being asked about the integrity of Canada’s investor visa programme, after having withdrawn its visa-free travel from Antiguans. This comes on the heels of a Chinese national with a Saint Kitts passport who is the subject of an active arrest warrant in China, who was allowed to travel to Saint Kitts via Toronto. This same national after having his US visa revoked still managed to obtain residency in Canada through an investor visa.
St Lucia Times
President Macron travelled to Mali to meet with heads of state to support the multinational force aimed at defeating growing threats from extremists who have targeted tourist resorts and other high-profile areas. The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution welcoming the said force. The main agenda item was finding money to support the new force which is meant to be operational in the next few months.
I Witness News
Head of the European Union Delegation to Barbados, the OECS and CARICOM, Ambassador Daniela Tramacere, has made it clear that the European Union has no plans to abandon the 2015 Paris Agreement which was signed by nearly 200 countries. She reiterated Europe’s readiness to continue the global leadership in the fight against climate change, including helping the poor and vulnerable countries in the region.