Revue de presse du 03 mai 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 03 MAI 2017
I Witness News
Arguments will finally be held before the High Court tomorrow from lawyers on both sides regarding the long standing election petition. The opposition New Democratic Party cited irregularities in the electoral process having won 7 seats and the Unity Labour Party led by Ralph Gonsalves the other 15. The matter was brought before the court by the opposition.
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Caribbean News Now
The US Attorney’s office has indicated its wish to investigate connections between former permanent representative and President of the UN General Assembly, the late John Ashe and several other entities with which he had relations. The government of Antigua & Barbuda has agreed to cooperate in ongoing criminal proceedings in the matter, following a request from the Government of the United States.
The new term of office for the Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, which is the secretariat of PAHO, will begin on 1st February 2018, and the Government of Dominica has nominated Dr.Carissa Etienne for a second term for the post. The Bureau says that no other country submitted nominations ahead of the May 1st deadline.
With just four days to go before the final vote, Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are set to hold a televised debate this evening, during which French voters can expect a verbal combat. In what is considered the country’s most important elections in decades, opinion polls show that centrist Macron is holding a strong lead over the National Front’s Le Pen.
Dominica News Online
IDOM Technologies which operates across the French Overseas Territories has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Caribbean telecommunications giant Digicel. The latter will acquire IDOM’s fibre optic network and provide ICT services to customers across Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guiana, and as far as Reunion.