Revue de presse du 05 mai 2017

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 05 MAI 2017

POLITIQUE

SAINT LUCIA

St Lucia minister called on to answer bribery allegations

Caribbean News Now

Allegations against the current Minister for economic development, housing, urban renewal, transport and civil aviation, Guy Joseph, has again raised its head. During the last parliamentary debate, the Minster accused opposition members of various misdeeds while in office, drawing a twist-back from one opposition member. The allegations against Mr. Joseph have also been revealed by one of his former ministerial colleagues.

ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE

SAINT KITTS

IMF commends St Kitts-Nevis government on efforts to strengthen citizenship programme

Caribbean News Now

During its 2017 consultation, the International Monetary Fund commended the government of Saint Kitts for its efforts to strengthen the citizenship by investment programme, in particular the due diligence process, and also for its consideration options which extend beyond real estate. The IMF mission chief also met with the ECCB and CDB during their visit.

BARBADOS

IMF Call : Barbados Told It’s Time to Seek Urgent Help

Caribbean 360

Three months after he was fired as the Government’s chief economic advisor, the former Governor General of the Central Bank is advising the Government to seek immediate help from the International Monetary Fund in order to get the economy out of its current situation. Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur and Marla Dukharan of Royal Bank of Canada, both economists, have shared similar views. In recent times the country has received two major downgrades by international credit rating agencies.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

DOMINICA

Dominica Bar Association condemns “attack” on members of the judiciary

Dominica News Online

Recent attacks on members of the judiciary being circulated on social media have caught the attention of the Dominica Bar Association who has condemned such. The Association made particular mention of attacks on the President of the CCJ, Sir Denis Byron, by a Dominican lawyer, Douglas, who was a litigant in a case before the said judge. The Association adds that such statements weaken the public’s confidence in the judicial system.

FINANCE

GRENADA

65 Million earmarked for Grenada

Grenada Government

The International Development Agency have made funds available to Small States to address issues of climate change, natural disasters, energy, and Grenada is due to receive more than 60 million US dollars of such funds over a three year period. The Prime Minister who is also the Chair of the Small States Forum divulged this information during a recent post Cabinet briefing.

FRANCE/EU

MARTINIQUE

Martinique Cyclotron : Caribbean cooperation for the treatment of cancer

Caribbean News Now

Discussions were held among health authorities of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, the Territorial Collectivity of Martinique, the Regional Health Agency, the Hospital University Centre of Martinique, among others, regarding the Cyclotron, a piece of equipment which is essential for the treatment of cancers in the Caribbean.

Dernière modification : 05/05/2017

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