Revue de presse du 09 octobre 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 09 OCTOBRE 2017
Opposition Leader Mia MOTTLEY is calling on the Freundel Stuart administration to stop playing political football with the public servants of the country. She says they are deserving of a pay increase and believes that the Democratic Labour Party is holding back such until the eve of the general elections so as to gain points.
I Witness News
During parliament sitting last Thursday, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says the country should receive debt relief soon, which is expected to bring the debt to GDP rate to where it was five years ago. The Prime Minister who is also the Minister for Finance says his administration secured debt relief under the Commonwealth Debt Initiative from the British government department for International Development (DFID) with regard to a debt inherited by the former administration.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Last Saturday, Prime Minister Harris met with some visiting diplomats, who were in the country to attend its 34th Independence Anniversary, to discuss in particular graduation of the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) and climate change. Back to back meetings were held with diplomatic representatives from Japan, Panama, the Czech Republic and France, who expressed their willingness to assist in that regard.
During his visit to hurricane ravaged Barbuda, United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, called on the international community to increase its commitment to combat climate change so as to halt this suicidal development. The UN Secretary General was accompanied by Prime Minister Browne and other senior government officials.
The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guteress paid a visit yesterday to hurricane battered Dominica, during which time Prime Minister Honourable Skerrit seized the opportunity to thank the United Nations and other countries which have assisted his country in its recovery efforts. Like his visit to neighbouring Barbuda, climate change was one of the main topics of discussion.
FRANCE - EU
Having won four of the six events at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex in Barbados, the French overseas department of Guadeloupe is now at the top of the points table and will go home with the very first CARIFTA Triathlon Championship crown.