Revue de presse du 06 décembre 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 06 DECEMBRE 2017
I Witness News
Speculation was that the Member of Parliament for Kingstown Central, St Clair Leacock, would not be part of the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) for the next elections. Partly Leader, Godwin Friday, in a radio interview earlier this week, confirmed that the NDP is united and is one in its cause to bring prosperity to the people. The NDP, which has been in opposition since 2001, has one common purpose which is to remove the Ralph Gonsalves Unity Labour Party from office.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE
Caribbean News Now
Christian Henrik Neshiem, a leading source of intelligence for the citizenship and residence by investment industry, believes that the current price war between the countries of the region offering the citizenship by investment programme can lead to a revenue collapse. He also pointed out that that most of the Caribbean CIPs cut their contribution requirements by half and that has not resulted in a doubling demand.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
While he does not rejoice the delays in the justice system, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is of the view that his country is being salaciously slandered by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) for delays in the criminal justice system. He noted that many other Caribbean countries face the same dilemma but are not rebuked in the same manner.
St Lucia News Online
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced plans to set up a sex offender registry in Saint Lucia. He says the objective is not to deny persons an opportunity to become an active part of the society but to allow them to make better and clear decisions. Speak Out, a local Non-Governmental Organisation, has expressed its support to the initiative.
According to a recent research from the World Health Organisation (WHO), an estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low-middle income countries, including those in the Caribbean, are either falsified or substandard. Such products range from that of cancer treatment to contraception. In some case, these not only cause serious illness but even death.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Dominica News Online
Another country has joined the long list of donors to assist hurricane ravaged Dominica in its rebuilding efforts. His Excellency Khamis Al-Sahouti, Qatar’s Ambassador to Dominica, made a presentation to Prime Minister Skerrit in the amount of US$300 000 on Tuesday 5th December at the Office of the Prime Minister.
FRANCE - EU
There is widespread news from media houses across the region regarding the blacklist of tax haven adopted by the European Union Ministers of Finance. Some regional countries namely Barbados, Grenada, Saint Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago appear on the said list. While this is not the first time that Barbados has been blacklisted by the EU, Grenada is awaiting the reason for such. Blacklisted countries could lose access to EU funds.