Revue de presse du lundi 04 juin 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 04 JUIN 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Source : Antigua Observer
Well known political consultant, who is also the Director of the Barbados-based regional research political company, Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES), Peter Wickham, is questioning the decision by the Member of Parliament for St Michael West to become Opposition Leader. Bishop Joseph Atherley resigned from the Barbados Labour Party after the party emerged victorious at the May 24 polls with a clean sweep.
Source : The St Kitts-Nevis Observer
Following speculations that government officials of the Federation were in some way involved with businessman billionaire Peter Virdee, who recently had a judgment against him in a British High Court, the Office of the Prime Minister has issued a statement indicating that after exhaustive checks conducted both domestically and internationally, no passport of any kind from the Federation has ever been issued to Virdee.
Source : Barbados Today
Member of Parliament for St Michael West, Bishop Joseph Atherley, who was recently sworn in as Leader of the Opposition, has named his first pick for the Senate in the person of Caswell Franklyn. Franklyn, who is a well-respected trade unionist, says he wants to be the voice of the people. Meanwhile, Atherley is due to announce his second senator in the coming days.
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE – FINANCE
Source : Caribbean 360
Prime Minister Mia Mottley is asking numerous questions of the previous Democratic Labour Party (DLP) Administration after claiming that many contracts were signed and concessions were offered days prior to the general elections. Mottley believes the actions of the DLP were to deliberately tie the hands of any incoming Government. She called some contract extensions “unreasonable”.
Source : Nation News
The decision by Prime Minister Mia Mottley to suspend the country’s foreign commercial debt payments has resulted in an immediate rating cut for the island with its credit worthiness being slashed to “poor” compared to its regional neighbours. The devastating news has come from Trinidad-based Caribbean Information & Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS) which dropped the island to its worst rating so far.
Source : Barbados today
Former Governor General of the Central Bank, Dr DeLisle Worrell, is sticking to his position that the Government should send home approximately 1500 public servants if it wants to fix the country’s economic woes. He also suggests that Prime Minister Mottley was ill advised in her decision to suspend payments on debts owed to external commercial creditors. Mottley says the country’s economic situation is at present so dire that her Government is really left with no choice but to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for assistance.
SECURITE – JUSTICE –DROITS HUMAINS
Source : Antigua Observer
Antigua and Barbuda is now the first Caribbean country and the third in the Western Hemisphere to ratify the Inter-American Convention against Racism, Racial Discrimination and Related Forms of Intolerance. Antigua & Barbuda’s Ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS) Sir Ronald Sanders, who presented the Instrument of Ratification to the OAS Headquarters, says his country is at the forefront of efforts to end discrimination and intolerance, and has urged all member countries to join the convention.