Revue de presse du 09 mai 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 09 MAI 2017
Caribbean News Now
Following a call for his resignation by Former Prime Minister now Leader of the Opposition, the Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris is blaming the Denzil Douglas Administration for the current situation regarding the Chinese national. On a local radio show yesterday, he said that the former administration had ample time to take the necessary action but failed to, despite adequately being informed by Interpol of the said national, which would have avoided the current situation.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne thinks that his country should learn from what happened in France last Sunday, with an unconventional and political new comer rising to national prominence in the Presidential elections. Browne believes that the masses are fed up with the conventional parties especially those that don’t deliver.
The Minister for Industry, International Business and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, is being highly criticized for statements made regarding the unrest in Venezuela. Opposition parliamentarian Trevor Prescod says the Minister was out of place and has made a political misstep when he referred to the Nicolas Maduro Administration and his supporters as a “gang”. He went further to say that Inniss had no ministerial responsibility to speak on the matter.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet will deliver his first Budget Address later today when he will table the Appropriations Bill 2017/2018. The Prime Minister, who is also the Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, will present a roadmap for the country and focus on the implementation of projects , programmes and policies.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
St Lucia Times
23 City Constables, who are the first batch of recruits, are due to start a one month course being conducted at the Police Training Academy. The Mayor of Castries, Peterson Francis has expressed gratitude to the constables for accepting the challenge and for the role which they play in maintaining law and order in the Capital. He also calls on them to make the best of the opportunity given to them.
Caribbean News Now
The OECS Commission has officially launched the iLAND Resilience awareness initiative in an effort to advance sustainable development and climate change priorities. The initiative which was launched in Grenada is financed by the European Union’s Global Climate Change Alliance. Through that initiative the member states can demonstrate their capacity to deal with the effects of climate change.
St Lucia News Online
The OECS Commission welcomes a new addition to its staff in the person of Ms Doris NOL to the post of Communications Officer, a French national, who is from neighbouring Martinique. This comes within the framework of the accession of Martinique as an associate member to the Commission and the pending accession of St Martin and Guadeloupe. The OECS Director General is elated to have Ms Nol on his team as the Commission seeks to enhance its capacity to consolidate ties with its French Caribbean neighbours.