Revue de presse du 03 novembre 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 03 NOVEMBRE 2017
St Lucia Times
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, along with a delegation consisting of the Minister with responsibility for External Affairs, the Minister in the Ministry of Finance and the Chief Economist, will be visiting the Republic of China on Taiwan from 8th to 11th November 2017. Chastanet will be meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen, which is a first for both, to discuss improved cooperation between the two countries.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE
Despite the burdensome tax measures introduced in the last budget, the Barbados economy is still declining and remains on a downward track. According to a report by the Acting Central Bank Governor, Cleviston Haynes, the foreign reserves was way below the international benchmark, while noting that the Freundel Stuart Administration is faced with tough decisions.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, Minister Molwyn Joseph, has agreed to be involved in an experiment of electric vehicles. Funding was sought from the Green Climate Fund and the Global Environment to purchase electric and hybrid vehicles for a feasibility study. Antigua and Barbuda is a signatory to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.
FRANCE - EU
Dominica News Online
Following the passage of Hurricane Maria, Electricians Without Borders, a French NGO, provided the Government of Dominica with fifty-five (55) generators, thirty-seven of which have been installed in schools and health centres. A team of three persons from the NGO are on island to assist in the installation of the said generators.
The St Kitts-Nevis Observer
The best CAPE students in French at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College for 2015 and 2016 will receive free French classes, as well as free registration for the DELF B2 Certificate, at the Alliance Française in Saint Kitts. With that, students will be able to access higher education at Université des Antilles campuses in both Martinique and Guadeloupe at a very low cost. The Alliance Française is a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting the French language and culture.