Revue de presse du 07 novembre 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 07 NOVEMBRE 2017
Dominica News Online
Dr Sam Christian, longstanding member of the Dominica Freedom Party, who was elected Deputy Leader about three months ago, has resigned from the position. The Politician/Medical Doctor cited differences within the party as the reason for his resignation but however notes that he remains a Freedomite and is firmly committed to the development of his country.
St Kitts-Nevis Observer
Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris says that the dual citizenship issue concerning the opposition leader is too serious to ignore and has therefore sought legal advice on the matter. Former Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition, Dr Denzil Douglas, is alleged to be in possession of a Dominican Diplomatic passport. The Prime Minister notes that this has serious implications for the proper functioning of Parliament.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
St Lucia Times
Home Affairs and National Security Minister, Senator Hermangild Francis, has heeded a call from the Opposition Leader, Hon. Philip J. Pierre to host a one-day national consultation on crime. Francis, who is also a former Deputy Police Commissioner, says that he will soon present the plan to Cabinet. He is hoping to invite several local organisations, including the Chamber of Commerce and the National Youth Council, among others.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
St Lucia Times
The OECS Commission is one of the most recent additions to the NDC Partnership which was launched at the COP22 in Morocco. The NDC Partnership is a coalition of countries and institutions working to mobilize support and achieve ambitious climate goals while enhancing sustainable development. The NDC Partnership aims to enhance cooperation so that countries have access to the technical knowledge and financial support they need to achieve large-scale climate and sustainable development goals as quickly and effectively as possible.
The Grenadian public has been informed of a helicopter topographical survey named LiDAR technology which will take place for two weeks over Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique. Such is to upgrade the topographical data and mapping of the tri-island state, so as to reduce vulnerability to natural disasters and build resilience to the impacts of climate change. A French firm has been contracted for the undertaking.
Caribbean News Now
The drilling process to explore geothermal energy in Nevis, scheduled to begin since October, is coming closer to reality. Equipment began arriving on the island following many delays due to the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The exploratory drilling is estimated to last about forty-five (45) days. On completion, the data will be analysed and final adjustments will be made to the engineering.
FRANCE – EU
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) believes that the Climate Change Summit being held in Bonn, Germany, will further clarify the enabling frameworks that will make the Paris Climate Change Agreement fully operational and the support needed for all nations to achieve their climate change goals. The Organizers of the Summit also express hopes that it will speed up the implementation of the Agreement which entered into force on 4 November 2016.