Revue de presse du 07 février 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 07 MARS 2017
Prime Minister of Saint Kitts & Nevis, Dr Timothy HARRIS, has been called upon by opposition legislators to dismiss his Minister with responsibility for Public Infrastructure, Post, Urban Development and Transport, Honourable Ian Liburd. The Minister has been allegedly involved in the incorporation of a private company, of which he is not only the shareholder but the sole director.
At the recently held 64th Meeting of the OECS Authority held in Saint Kitts, the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia called on more cooperation among the states. He called for the sharing of responsibilities and collaboration on reducing crime, as well as collaboration in education, and health care.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Caribbean News Now
OECS Member Countries with the Citizenship by Investment Programme have set up a modality and mechanism which will allow greater participation of the OECS Commission in the affairs of the programme. Outgoing Chairman of the OECS Authority, who is also the Prime Minister of St Kitts & Nevis says that the matter was discussed during the 64th meeting of the OECS Authority which recently took place in Saint Kitts.
Caribbean News Now
The 6th Meeting of the OECS Ocean Governance Team was held in St Lucia last month. Representatives of the Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines were in attendance. The meeting was focused on strengthening ocean governance frameworks and identification of strategic partnerships to support blue growth, and transition to a blue economy in OECS member states.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
St Kitts & Nevis Observer
During the recently held OECS Authority Press briefing in St Kitts, Premier of Nevis, Honourable Vance Amory, stressed the importance of having a single OECS police force. He stated the need for greater security within each state and in the region as a whole. The issue of public safety is real and should therefore be addressed from a regional level.
St Lucia News Online
International Women’s Day will be celebrated on Wednesday 8th March 2017, and Saint Lucia will join the rest of world in that celebration. The theme for this year’s observance is : Be bold for change ! A number of public and private entities have organized various activities to mark this occasion. The Alliance Française has collaborated with the Embassies of Spain and Mexico in organizing an event to showcase the role of women in the Arts.
The European Court of Justice has announced that its member states are not forced to grant humanitarian visas to persons entering their country to seek asylum. This decision came after a court in Belgium ordered the government to issue humanitarian visas to a Syrian family.