Revue de presse du 06 juillet 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 06 JUILLET 2017
Dominica News Online
During his speech at the opening ceremony of the 38th Summit of CARICOM Heads being held in his country, Prime Minister Mitchell urged the regional bloc to commit to a unified position on Venezuela. He lamented that what is taking place there cannot be ignored. His Dominican colleague, Prime Minister Skerrit, also joined in suggesting that a possible mission should be sent to the troubled South American nation since it is not in the interest of anyone for that crisis to continue.
Caribbean News Now
The regional bloc CARICOM does not seem to be gathering any unity among its members, since after their collapse at the OAS summit recently held in Mexico. Pleas for collective action and closer unity by some seem to be falling on death ears, when host and Incoming Chairman Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell during his speech criticised the political influence on regional constituents such as the regional airline LIAT and West Indies Cricket.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
The Team Unity Administration led by Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris is being commended by a foreign representative for its efforts at providing security and safety for both citizens and residents of the Federation. Prime Minister Harris who is also the Minister for National Security says he will continue to make the necessary resources available to law enforcement in that regard. Residents and citizens are beginning to feel a greater sense of security and safety especially with increased police presence in the streets and along the roadways.
St Lucia News Online
Later this week, residents of Saint Lucia and the region are expected to be affected by at least two weather systems. According to the Meteorological office, a tropical wave is located a few hundred miles of the Lesser Antilles and is expected to start affecting the region by Friday. A second tropical wave is also located over the tropical Atlantic.
Following the decision by the United States of America to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, France has decided to become carbon neutral by 2050. French Minister responsible for Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Nicolas Hulot, says that key policy proposals are being made to reach that goal, such as the plan to end the delivery of hydrocarbon licences, and end the sale of fossil fuel powered vehicles, among others.