Revue de presse du 08 décembre 2016
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 08 DECEMBRE 2016
St Kitts & Nevis Observer
During the 2017 Budget Address, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, said that the government will work harder to reconfigure the current structure of the economy to better advance and improve the lives of ordinary citizens living in the Federation.
St Lucia News Online
Leader of the Opposition Phillip J. Pierre has reiterated his party’s position on the agreement signed between Desert Star Holding (DSH) and the Government of Saint Lucia, arguing that the project requires a greater level of due diligence.
Dominica News Online
A trough system will continue to produce cloudiness, shower and thunderstorm activity mainly across the central and southern portions of the island chain during today. Breezy conditions will also be evident.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
In presenting the 2017 Budget, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris indicated that 10% of the budget (approx. $71.7) has been allocated to the Ministry of National Security in the fight against crime and the maintenance of the safety of the people of the Federation.
A senior climatologist at the Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), says there is a correlation between the increase in temperatures and health problems in the region but that the empirical data is lacking. Dr. Cedric Van Meerbeeck tells the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that the CIMH has begun gathering data on heat sensation and can now provide a three month forecast of the heat levels for Caribbean countries.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
“A nation’s wealth depends on its health. Every resident now has access to the peace of mind and security that comes with having health insurance,” Premier Smith said in an address to the territory. The Premier also declared that the NHI has been ‘working well for us’.
Kidney disease is very prevalent in St Lucia and according to health officials nearly 120 persons are currently undergoing dialysis treatment at the three main hospitals on the island.
At a press conference on Tuesday, the Chairman announced that the NHC is broke and cannot honour its debt. He puts the blame squarely on the shoulders of the previous administration citing the bad house and land deals that it mad with foreign companies.