Revue de presse du 09 novembre 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 09 NOVEMBRE 2017
Former Prime Minister and Member of Parliament, Sir Lester Bird, has responded to comments made by Prime Minister Gaston Browne about his political future. Browne stated in a media interview that Bird was not fit to run and would not be allowed to run. Bird says that he alone is qualified to make public pronouncements about his political future and that the Prime Minister spoke out of turn.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE
According to a report from Henley & Partners, the global residence and citizenship advisory firm, Antigua & Barbuda has been the top-ranking Caribbean country for the Citizenship by Investment Programme for the third consecutive year, ahead of its OECS counterparts, Grenada and St Kitts & Nevis, which are ranked second and third respectively.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Attorney General and Minister for Home Affairs of Barbados, Honourable Adriel Brathwaite, says crime is a major concern for the Caribbean region and believes that it, along with disaster management, should be at the top of the agenda for the next CARICOM Heads of Government meeting to be held in February next year. He argued that the region is heavily dependent on tourism and it is therefore imperative that it continues to be seen as a “region of peace”.
I Witness News
Deputy Prime Minister, Sir Louis Straker, has announced that Swiftships of the United States of America has proposed a 35 meter offshore patrol vessel to the Saint Vincent & the Grenadines Coast Guard Service. He says there is a critical need for effective territorial patrol as well as search and rescue capabilities and that vessel has the capacity to do so. However, he noted that the matter must be discussed with the Coast Guard Commander for consideration.
St Lucia Times
During the opening ceremony of the intercessional meeting of the Caribbean Federation of Police Welfare Associations (CFPWA), Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security of Saint Lucia, Senator Hermangild Francis, says that corrupt police officers are killing the Caribbean. He urged officers to help their commissioners to get rid of the undesirables. He also told the various Associations that they should also assist in that regard.
FRANCE - EU
Caribbean News Now
Hervé Honoré, a Martinican, who was recently elected to the board of directors of the Caribbean Employers Confederation (CEC), after being a regular member for several years, participated online in the first monthly CEC meeting which took place in Trinidad last month. Honoré has plans to be present at the next meeting which is scheduled to take place in St Lucia at the end of this month. Martinique has been a member of the CEC for three years.
Dominica News Online
On Independence Day, residence of the villages of Bense and Pointe Michel received relief supplies from their neighbours of Martinique. The supplies which were provided by the Association “Soulajé difficulté Frew” came aboard four fishing vessels and were transported to the villages gratis by a Dominican taxi driver. The President of the Association says that they are willing to make regular trips as long as there is a need for supplies.