Revue de presse du 08 novembre 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 08 NOVEMBRE 2017
Invitations were sent to thirteen political organisations and independent candidates to sign the Civil Society Organisation Code of Political Conduct but only six political parties and one independent candidate signed on. The code is in keeping with the CARICOM Charter of Civil Society and serves as a guide for campaigning during general elections. Grenada became a signatory of the Charter in February 1997.
Member of Parliament, Hon. Marcella Liburd, is questioning the appointment of the Attorney General, Senator Hon. Vincent Byron Jr, as the Minister responsible for the Electoral Office. The Parliamentary Representative, who is also the Chairperson of the St Kitts Nevis Labour Party, says this is a position of conflict and is also calling on citizens to be vigilant and take note of what is taking place at the Electoral office.
Minister of Health, John Boyce has revealed that the country will no longer rely on the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for certain laboratory tests. According to the Minister, Barbados will soon have its own public health laboratory which will also have the capacity to serve the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and the wider Caribbean. Majority of the project was funded by the United States Government.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
St Lucia News Online
Home Affairs, Justice and National Security Minister, Senator Hermangild Francis, has received a death threat in the form of a letter. The Minister, who is also a former Deputy Police Commissioner, has described this event as unfortunate. Francis, who has maintained a calm composure despite such, says that he will continue to undertake his duties with renewed determination.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
During his attendance at the 39th Session of the UNESCO Ministerial General Conference in Paris, Deputy Prime Minister, Honourable Shawn Richard not only laid out some of his government’s priorities for future intervention by UNESCO but made a clear case on the effects of climate change and the impact that such is having on Small Islands Developing States (SIDS). He spoke of the need to urgently address the misplaced per capita criteria used for funding, by working more closely with the World Bank who has initiated a SIDS project aimed at defining vulnerability and resilience factors.
I Witness News
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has accessed funding from the Caribbean Development Bank under the Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund for the implementation of the Volcano Ready Community Project. The project will seek to prepare and equip vulnerable communities surrounding La Soufriere Volcano to respond to an eruption in a way that will minimize fatalities and injuries.