Revue de presse du 06 mars 2017

AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE

REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 06 MARS 2017

POLITIQUE

DOMINICA

Dominica CBI program creates new community for homeless residents after storm Erika

Caribbean News Now

The Citizenship by Investment Programme is financing another major housing programme in Dominica called the “Petite Savanne Resettlement programme”. The said village was devastated by tropical storm Erika in August 2015. The new purpose-built modern living community features 340 residential homes, a commercial plaza (mini-mall) of 28 retail units, a farmers’ market and a community centre.

SAINT VINCENT

Caribbean awaits US president moves on climate funding, Paris deal

I Witness News

Caribbean leaders, including the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent Ralph Gonsalves, are worried about the intention of the newly elected US President on climate change. The Prime Minister says that his country has spent millions of dollars in that regard and is committed. St Vincent & the Grenadines was not an early signatory to the Paris Agreement, but also an early ratifying nation.

ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE

ANTIGUA

Code of conduct needed for business relations between governments, ministers

Antigua Observer

The opposition United Progressive Party, has joined the public in raising concerns over the purchase of property owned by the family of a member of Cabinet and has considered such to be conflict of interest. Cabinet has agreed to purchase Deluxe Cinema, owned by the family of the Foreign Affairs Minister, to turn it into a Performing Arts Centre.

GRENADA

More misleading statements from Grenada minister

Caribbean News Now

The Health Minister of Grenada, Nicolas Steele has again made misleading statements regarding the Grenadian by Rex Resorts and its 99 year lease with the Government. The Government is seeking to expropriate the property.

BARBADOS

Barbados Prime Minister suggests S&P downgrade not that big a deal

Caribbean 360

Last week a US based rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) lowered the country’s long-term foreign and local currency sovereign debt and credit ratings respectively. Despite such, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has indicated that the latest development is not major because the country is not interested in borrowing on the international market.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

ANTIGUA

Attorney General agrees Supreme Court debt should be addressed

Antigua Observer

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court is calling on the countries which it serves to pay up. The Court says the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) countries are the greatest defaulters. The Government of Antigua and Barbuda continues to pay but admit there have been longstanding arrears.

SAINT LUCIA

Francis cites need for improved hospital security

St Lucia Times

In wake of the violent incident which took place at the Accident and Emergency Department of the Victoria Hospital, the Minister for National Security Minister is calling on the need to beef up security at Victoria Hospital and all other medical facilities in Saint Lucia. He recalled that it is not the first time that such an incident has happened.

SANTE

SAINT LUCIA

Minister for Health condemns incident at Victoria Hospital

St Lucia News Online

In a press release, the Minister for Health and Wellness Senator Hon. Mary Isaac has strongly condemned the violent incident with occurred at the Accident and Emergency Department of the Victoria Hospital over the weekend leaving both staff and patients traumatized. She laments that such should not go unpunished.

SOCIETE

SAINT LUCIA

SHE.LC 2017 “Archetypes and Stereotypes” launched

St Lucia News Online

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday 8th March, the Embassy of Spain, Embassy of Mexico and the Alliance Française are jointly proposing some cultural and social celebrations. “She.lc” 2017 is once again involved in this venture.

FRANCE/EU

SURINAME

Elections in Netherlands and France may affect Suriname

Caribbean News Now

Elections in the Netherlands and France are fast approaching and these may have serious on the Dutch colony Suriname which border the French overseas Department “French Guiana”. Generations after generations are alienated from a society that dictates what “French” is or what “Dutch” is. To this day, France nor Holland have yet to accept Asians, Africans, Surinamese, Moroccans, Turks or Indonesians as part of the social, economic and cultural fabric of those nations.

NEVIS

Economic activity generated through Nevis’ first aggregate export

St Kitts & Nevis Observer

The Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation is creating economic activity for the small island by making its first shipment of aggregate to the neighbouring French dependency of St Martin. An estimated total of 3000 tons of aggregate will be exported on Tuesday.

SAINT LUCIA

Minister and diplomats conquer Gros Piton

St Lucia Times

Last Saturday, Honourable Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, the Minister with responsibility for External Affairs, climbed the Gros Piton with locally based diplomats, staff of some embassies and staff of her ministry. The French Ambassador who is reported to be an avid climber was in attendance. The event was organised by the Diplomatic Corps and supported by the Ministry for External Affairs.

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