Revue de presse du 05 octobre 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 05 OCTOBRE 2017
The back and forth continues between the Former Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas and current Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris on whether the Former Prime Minister holds another citizenship besides that of Saint Kitts. Dr Douglas has denied holding dual citizenship and has now given Dr Harris 48 hours to retract his statements, failure to which he will face a defamation suit.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Caribbean countries are meeting in Grenada for two days to discuss their way forward in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement, in particular their Intended National Determined Contribution (iNDC). The iNDC is the goal set by each country when the Climate change agreement was adopted in Paris in 2015. The meeting is organised by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre with funding from the Swedish Government.
The St Kitts & Nevis Observer
While the Caribbean is still recovering from the devastation caused by the recent Hurricanes Irma and Maria, eyes are turning to what could be the next named hurricane of the season, Hurricane Nate. The National Hurricane Centre has announced that Tropical Depression 16 is set to turn into Tropical Storm Nate over the Caribbean Sea soon. However, it is still too early to give specific timing, location or any impact.
Caribbean News Now
The United Nations coordinator for Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States OECS) says the relief operation in storm-ravaged Dominica is going in the right direction. The official noted that while there are still major challenges ahead, the island’s recovery is becoming more evident, particularly since most of the basic necessities are being delivered to the people.
FRANCE - EU
Dominica News Online
France is continuing to provide relief to storm-battered Dominica be it through humanitarian aid or French essential service personnel being on the ground. Several Dominican nationals were evacuated to hospitals in the neighbouring French territories of Martinique and Guadeloupe. In the coming days, more humanitarian aid will be forthcoming to assist the country in its rehabilitation process.