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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 06 AVRIL 2017

POLITIQUE

ANTIGUA

Opposition to ask GG about Odebrecht inquiry

Antigua Observer

The Prime Minister’s decision not to open a public enquiry about the country’s involvement into the Brazilian-rooted Odebrecht scandal is being challenged by the political leader of the main opposition party, Harold Lovell. Prime Minister Browne has indicated that there are no corroborating allegations to carry out such meanwhile Lovell is saying that this is the best way to settle the many unanswered questions regarding the country’s involvement, and has therefore requested the intervention of the Governor General.

DOMINICA

Former government should have been arrested, says Dominica PM

Caribbean News Now

Prime Minister Skerrit says the former UWP administration mismanaged the affairs of the country and the then Cabinet should have been arrested for breaking the law of the land. He further stated that social security deductions which were made from the salaries of public servants were not paid to the Dominica Social Security and these were never paid to the said institution.

SAINT VINCENT

Opposition submits full list of questions to Parliament

I Witness News

After the general elections in 2015, the opposition have stayed away from Parliament and did not submit any questions ; however that boycott ended last June. At today’s parliament sitting, the 9 opposition members have tabled 27 questions, on a number of national issues such as the geothermal project, flights into the new Argyle international airport, among others, for oral answers.

ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE

DOMINICA

PM Skerrit says gov’t will deliver international airport

Dominica News Online

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit told Dominicans in a town hall meeting earlier this week that this Labour administration, of which he is Leader, will deliver on its promise of constructing an international airport, as they have done in the past with all their promises. Meanwhile he is blaming the former UWP administration for the country not having an international airport.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

DOMINICA

Nigerian with Dominican citizenship, charged with money laundering

Dominica News Online

In recent times, a few foreign nationals with Dominican citizenship have found themselves in trouble with the law, and this time it is the Former Nigerian oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke. She has been charged with money laundering, after being arrested by the National Crime Agency in the UK in 2015, the same year in which she was appointed Dominica’s Trade and Investment Commissioner and issued a Dominican diplomatic passport.

FINANCE

CARIBBEAN

IMF says more to be done on VAT

The Voice

A study by the IMF to look at the VAT systems in 20 countries, including the OECS member states, has been concluded and the international financial institution says that while the VAT has boosted revenues, it has definitely not reached it potential. The study also notes that fundamental tax reform can have a powerful effect on mobilising tax revenue. However, the modernization of the tax system is far from being achieved.

SOCIETE

ANTIGUA

Antigua-Barbuda commences process of issuing new ePassports

Caribbean News Now

Later this month the new electronic passport will be officially rolled out in Antigua & Barbuda, and the Government has started receiving applications in that regard. The ePassport will make travel safer and more secure, since it has also become the international norm.

SANTE

SAINT KITTS

CMO says, tighter screening for yellow fever at local ports

SKN Vibes

Dr Hazel Laws, Chief Medical Officer says that the country is keeping a close eye on the yellow fever outbreak in many South American countries. The authorities are also making plans to tighten surveillance at the ports of entry. She also notes that the country has not recorded any cases for many years now but they are doing all within their power to minimize the chance of an outbreak in the Federation.

Dernière modification : 06/04/2017

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