Revue de presse du 08 décembre 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 08 DECEMBRE 2017
St Lucia Times
Ambassador Designate of the Republic of Georgia to Saint Lucia, His Excellency Kaha Imnadze, presented his letters of credence to the Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy at the end of November. The two countries established diplomatic relations in February 2010. The Republic of Georgia has a population of about 4.3 million.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
St Lucia News Online
Law enforcement in the city of Castries will be boosted as the City Police Department hires an additional fourteen officers. The officers were sworn in earlier this week at a special ceremony which was led by Commissioner of Police Severin Moncherry, Deputy Commissioner Milton Desir and His Worship the Mayor of Castries.
Caribbean News Now
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet during a parliament sitting on Tuesday, made a renewed appeal to former Prime Minister Kenny Anthony and other parliamentary colleagues to provide all information on the much talked about Grynberg matter. Jack Grynberg, President of US Company named RSM Production was issued an “Exploration Licence” in respect of territorial maritime resources. The latter is suing the Government of Saint Lucia for breach of contract based on the terms of the licence. The question still remains whether the Governor General, who is the sole legal authority to issue such a licence under the Minerals Vesting Act, did issue this licence.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Climatologist Cédric Van Meerbeeck during a presentation to the Sixth Annual Sustainability Conference in St Eustatius says the Caribbean can expect more powerful hurricanes, more flooding and hotter temperatures if urgent action is not taken to mitigate against climate change. He notes that we should also expect more droughts, while making reference to the effects all these could have on the tourism product, which most of the countries depended on.
FRANCE - EU
St Lucia Times
Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition, Philip J. Pierre, says negligence on the part of the Allen Chastanet Administration has caused the European Union to put Saint Lucia on a blacklist of tax havens. He said all Saint Lucia had to do was to make a commitment that the country would deal with the Base Erosion and Profit Standards (BEPS and make the necessary changes by 2018. He calls the matter a serious one.