Revue de presse du 07 février 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 07 FEVRIER 2017
Dominica News Online
Leader of the Opposition and Political Leader of the United Workers Party, Lennox Linton, has accused Police Chief, Daniel Carbon, of dreaming up incitement at a public meeting organized in Roseau. The meeting will be demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Skerrit and his cabinet because of they conduct in government. Linton also accused Carbon of doing the bidding of “Roosevelt Skerrit and his gang”.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
A new policy is being implemented in Antigua & Barbuda to regulate the appointments of diplomats amidst the many speculations of wrongdoing and alleged incidents by unscrupulous characters who have obtained passports from some of the OECS Member States, to include Dominica, Saint Kitts and Antigua, thereby bringing negative publicity to the issuing country.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Prime Minister Dr. Harris said that the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force is currently engaging regional and international agencies in its efforts to curb and solve gun-related homicides and violence in the country. He indicated that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will play a critical role in advancing dialogue with regional and international allies. He also stated that they have to ensure that the coasts are monitored and have cooperation, by using equipment and intelligence from their neighbours.
Caribbean News Now
A mission from the IMF recently visited Saint Lucia for the annual consultation discussions on economic developments and macroeconomic policies. Despite weakness in the tourism sector, unemployment continued to fall in the last year but the economy is expected to experience positive moderate growth in 2017.
I Witness News
One day after the opening of the new airport, travellers leaving St Vincent & the Grenadines via any of the 5 ports, will have to pay double the current departure tax. This announcement was made by Prime Minister Gonsalves during his 2017 budget address. He said with that increase the charger is still lower than that of the overwhelming number of CARICOM member-states.
The Earth Week Committee made a push in 2016 for the use of plastic and recyclable bags, and is looking again this year for to have the government implement policies regarding the use of plastic in the Federation. Reference was made to Antigua & Barbuda in that regard, but at the end of the day it is up to the Government to legislate or take the decisions.