Revue de presse du 07 février 2018

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 07 FEVRIER 2018

POLITIQUE

DOMINICA

PM Skerrit describes President Clinton as a “long-time friend” of Dominica

Dominica News Online

Former US President Bill Clinton, who recently visited Dominica to view the reconstruction of the country after Hurricane Maria, has been described by Prime Minister Skerrit as a long-time friend of Dominica and the entire Caribbean Community. The Prime Minister also lamented the Former President’s commitment to Dominica, when specific mention was made of his rallying cry to the international community to fund plans for long-term sustainable development of Dominica, during the CARICOM/UN High-Level Pledging Conference.

SAINT VINCENT

Deeper meaning to Saboto’s “moral or legal authority” comment

I Witness News

Some political observers have been questioning the meaning of recent comments made in Parliament by Saboto Ceasar, on the Prime Minister’s legal and moral authority to speak in his name. The comments came as the Speaker of the House said that a motion of no confidence filed against the Government by the Oppostion, would not be debated. Ceasar has been seen as a possible replacement for Ralph Gonsalves to head the Unity Labour Party as well as taking over the mantle of Prime Minister.

ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE - FINANCE

BARBADOS

Estimates laid in Parliament

Nation News

The Parliamentary Debate on the Appropriation Bill is set to take place in Barbados from Monday 12 to Friday 16 February. The Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure for the financial year 2018-2019 was laid before Parliament yesterday, along with the projected forecast for the current fiscal year and the Barbados Sustainable Recovery Programme. Government’s total expenditure for the financial year 201-2019 is estimated at $4 562.2 million.

SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS

SAINT KITTS

St Kitts Government, Leader of the Opposition head to court over Dominican diplomatic passport row

Dominica News Online

Former Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition Leader, Dr Denzil Douglas, will have an opportunity to defend the case as to whether he is in breach of the constitution of the Federation, when he faces the High Court on Monday February 26. The Attorney General, who is the Claimant in the matter, is seeking a declaration to disqualify him from being a Member of the National Assembly as well as to vacate his seat. Douglas is alleged to be the holder of a Dominican diplomatic passport and as such is said to be under an acknowledgement of obedience, allegiance or adherence to a foreign state.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

Prisoners returning soon as repairs start

BVI Platinum News

According to the Honourable Myron Walwyn, the twenty-one inmates who were transferred to the Bordelais Correctional Facility in Saint Lucia following Hurricane Irma will soon return home as repair works on the Balsam Ghut penitentiary are progressing well. The British Overseas Territory will be paying an amount of $78 000.00 to the Government of Saint Lucia to house the prisoners for six months. They are expected to return by March.

DOMINICA

Damning report on the leadership of the Police Chief and his Deputy

Dominica News Online

Speculations are that there may be a new Police Chief and a Deputy to head the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force (CDPF) following an inquiry into the organization. The report of the inquiry which is said to have been delivered to Prime Minister Skerrit as well that the Minister for National Security, Rayburn Blackmore, is damning and is asking for the Chief of Police and his Acting Deputy to demit office in the public’s interest. The said inquiry was undertaken by Colonel Jamie Ogilvie of the Jamaica Police Force.

FRANCE – EU

SAINT LUCIA

Government engaging external partners in fight against crime

St Lucia News Online

The Government of Saint Lucia continues its efforts in the fight against crime. The Government continues its collaboration with the Inter-Ministerial Centre in the fight against drugs (CIFAD) based in Martinique through an intensive training for the staff of the Forensic Lab and member of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force on Forensics : Scientific and Technical Investigations. Fifteen participants received certificates in a ceremony last week Friday.

SAINT LUCIA

EU supports Sterilization Department at OKEUH

St Lucia News Online

The staff of the Sterilization Department of the Victoria Hospital was the recipient of training in sterilization of medical equipment by the French experts from the University Hospital in Martinique. The training session took place at the Owen King EU Hospital. Sterilization is an important aspect of the medical sector.

Dernière modification : 07/02/2018

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