Revue de presse du 08 février 2018
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 08 FEVRIER 2018
New German Ambassador to the Commonwealth of Dominica His Excellency Holger Wilfried Michael presented his credentials to His Excellency Charles Savarin yesterday. The Ambassador expressed how pleased he is to be the one to continue building the existing relationship between the two countries, particularly since his country strongly supports small island states in their fight against the effects of climate change.
Grenada celebrated its 44th anniversary of political independence from Britain yesterday, with the traditional military parade, a public holiday and Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchel keeping an eye firmly on the next general elections dated for 13th March. During his address to the nation, the Prime Minister urged his fellow countrymen to celebrate peace, patriotism and unity.
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE - FINANCE
Barbados is in danger of having the region’s worst performing economy this year. The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has advised the Government to take urgent action to reverse the slide, predicting that the country would grow by no more than 0.7 per cent in 2018, making it the worst of the Bank’s 19 borrowing member countries. The CDB is also making recommendations to the Government, which are similar to those already offered by the IMF, the Central Bank and a number of local economists.
A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently visited Nevis to engage in discussions and to lend advice on the fiscal prudence of the Nevis Island Administration. The team met with Premier Honourable Mark Brantley and other officials of the Ministry of Finance. Premier Brantley thanked the international financial institution for its financial assistance to the Federation over the years, in particular, Nevis.