Revue de presse du 06 janvier 2017

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 06 JANVIER 2017

POLITIQUE

CARICOM

CARICOM sends greetings to new Haitian president

Nation News

CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Haiti’s President-elect Jovenel Moise who was this week declared winner of the country’s 20 November 2016 presidential elections.

DOMINICA

Dominica’s diplomatic passport not for sale PM Skerrit says

Dominica News Online

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has refuted allegations that diplomatic passports are being sold by the government. He was responding to the issue which was raised in a CBS 60 Minutes program. Skerrit said Dominican diplomatic passports are not sold under any circumstances.

GRENADA

Russia Pledges Scholarships, Visa Waiver and Debt Relief for Grenada

Grenada Government

The Russian Ambassador indicated that it is an opportune moment for the Grenada Government to have a permanent diplomatic presence in Russia, noting that it “will enhance the relationship and position Grenada to maximize on a number of opportunities in the areas of education, tourism, health, and energy”. Russia is hinting at further debt relief for Grenada after the island signed an agreement on settlement of its debt to the Russian Federation through the Paris Club in November 2015.

SAINT KITTS

St. Kitts and Nevis CIP makes applications from families more accommodating

St Kitts & Nevis Observer

The CEO of the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), announced today that the Cabinet has approved changes to the Citizenship by Investment programme. The changes are being implemented to better integrate applicants into the life of the Federation by supporting applications from families.

ANTIGUA

Benjamin supports St Kitts CIP petition

Antigua Observer

Attorney General Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin is supporting an online petition by St Kitts and Nevis Foreign Affairs Minister Mark Brantley, calling on US news network CBS to retract statements made during its 60 Minutes programme dubbed “Passports for Sale”.

SAINT LUCIA

CIP changes will make Saint Lucia more competitive, says PM

St Lucia News Online

Recent changes to regulations of Saint Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) will make it more competitive, says Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. The changes are widespread and are expected to result in greater number of foreign nationals applying for citizenship in Saint Lucia.

ECONOMIE/AFFAIRE

DOMINICA

CBI Program to fund recommencement of soap production at DCP

Dominica News Online

The Government of Dominica has set plans in place to partner with a local investor aiming to recommence the soap production industry for domestic and export consumption. Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Roosevelt Skerrit indicated that the government intends to use funds generated from the Citizenship by Investment Program as the primary source of revenue.

SAINT LUCIA

Gov’t looking to secure new markets for banana

St Lucia News Online

Since taking office in June 2016, the Allen Chastanet-led government has been seeking to increase banana production in Saint Lucia and at the same time revitalize the banana industry. As such, the government was able to secure a deal with France to purchase Saint Lucia bananas on a trial basis. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has disclosed that local bananas are currently being exported to Paris from the UK.

FINANCE

BARBADE

Central Bank Governor has concerns over foreign exchange issues

Antigua Observer

The Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr. DeLisle Worrell says the island has failed to achieve a balance between foreign exchange inflows and outflows, which is the foundation for growth in a stable economy. He also noted that the situation has existed since 2013.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

CCTV helping to catch criminals

BVI Platinum News

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force in its 2015 annual report, stated that the business support has been instrumental in procuring and developing the CCTV system. The system, the force said, is proving to be very effective in the investigation of crime and the prosecution of offenders.

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