Revue de presse du 03 mars 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 03 MARS 2017
I Witness News
According to the Opposition Leader, Godwin Friday, the one percent increase in VAT announced by the Prime Minister during his budget address in January is “unconscionable”. The increase comes into effect on 1st May 2017.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Cabinet has granted permission to the Citizenship by Investment Unit to begin reviewing the applications of 17 Iranian and 2 Yeminis nationals, who are already holders of Antiguan passports through the Citizenship by Investment Programme.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Dominica News Online
The Council for National Security and Law Enforcement, the primary arm of CARICOM dealing with matters of regional security has a new chairman in the person on Honourable Rayburn Blackmoore, the Minister for Justice, Immigration and National Security of the Commonwealth of Dominica.
Representatives of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and the bank’s Monetary Council met on Wednesday and have satisfaction with the outcome of their dialogue. The forum sought to forge consensus on a plan of action for addressing growth, competitiveness and employment in the ECCU. One of the main issues brought forward was the revamping of the region’s education system.
Phase 1 Building of the ECCB Headquarters in Saint Kitts is now named after the late Honourable Sir K. Dwight Venner. Sir Dwight who passed away in Saint Lucia on 22nd December 2016, was the second and longest serving Governor of the ECCB. Sir Dwight’s widow, family members and government officials were in attendance.
Poland, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania, as well as Cyprus, are calling on Brussels to end the US discrimination against their citizens. On Thursday, the European Parliament called on the EU executive to impose visas on Americans entering Europe putting pressure on them to resolve the long-standing dispute on the matter. However, the European Commission intends to find a diplomatic resolution. Canada has also imposed visas on citizens of Bulgaria and Romania but says that such will be lifted later this year.