Revue de presse du 09 juin 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 09 JUIN 2017
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Caribbean News Now
Several passengers remain stranded across several destinations in the region as LIAT pilots move in to the second day of industrial action. The airline company had to cancel a number of flights but still remain operational partly operational with the junior pilots continue to fly some of the smaller aircrafts.
The Caribbean Community Implementation for Crime and Security has organized a four day training, which is funded by the European Development Fund, for national security officials to enhance the effectiveness of border security officers. Prison Offices, Customs & Excise agents and Immigration officers are some of those undergoing such training.
Dominica News Online
After the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika in 2015, and taking into account the official commencement of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season, measures are being put in place at the ports of entries in the country to mitigate against weather systems. Particular attention is being given to the Douglas Charles Airport as well as the Roseau Ferry Terminal.
Norwegian Air, a European low-cost carrier, will resume its seasonal winter service to the French department of Guadeloupe. Fights are scheduled to begin on October 29, 2017, from New York, Fort Lauderdale and Providence. It is the hope that the service will allow more American travellers much easier and more affordable access to the Department.
St Lucia News Online
Brexit negotiations are slated to begin in 10 days, and it is being wondered what the UK political upheaval mean for such negotiations. The British government delayed the possible start of Brexit negotiations by calling a snap election, in which there is a hung parliament, where the ruling conservatives failed to get a majority.
St Lucia Times
The selection committee of the Interreg Caraibes programme met in Guadeloupe on 30th and 31st May 2017, during which eleven regional projects were selected for European Funding. The Interreg Caraibes Programme 2014-2020 has a total budget of 85.7 million euros. Many countries of the region will benefit from the selected projects. The next selection committee is scheduled to meet in September this year to study new project proposals.