Revue de presse du 10 juillet 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 10 JUILLET 2017
St Lucia News Online
Two important maritime accords were signed between CARICOM member states at the recently concluded CARICOM Conference. Saint Lucia signed an accord establishing maritime boundary with Barbados as well as with its southern neighbour Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The decision of CARICOM countries to sign maritime agreements is a tangible demonstration of the commitment to closer regional integration.
Caribbean News Now
Reports are that Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is being dictated to by a group of unofficial and unduly influential advisers. It is being said that the father of the Prime Minister, well known businessman, Michael Chastanet is the leader of the said group. The traditional cabinet is reported to being side-lined by those individuals who are unelected.
After much division on the matter, the Heads of Government came to a unanimous decision during the recently held 38th Meeting of CARICOM Heads not to intervene or interfere in the politics of their troubled neighbour. They all agreed to encourage dialogue and seek peace in the ongoing dispute in the Spanish speaking nation. They all expressed deep concern for the suffering of the people of Venezuela.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Caribbean News Now
Among the 12 countries practicing in the CBI Industry, Saint Kitts & Nevis has finished on top in four of the seven components tested. According to the CBI Index launched last week by the Professional Wealth Management, not only did the programme in Saint Kitts & Nevis got the highest rating in due diligence but it is the only one with the ability to fast-track applicants and issue their passport within a definite time frame.
Despite concerns being voiced by some leaders at the just conclude meeting of the CARICOM Heads on the viability of LIAT, the Prime Minister of Barbados has pledge his country’s continued commitment to the regional carrier. Prime Minister Stuart maintains that the airline is vital to the region and an important source market for tourism in the region.
Dominica News Online
Yesterday, the French owned maritime ferry “Express des îles” celebrated thirty years of connecting Dominica to Saint Lucia and the French speaking neighbours of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Marie Galante and Les Saintes. The Managing Director noted that if it was not for Dominica the service would probably no longer exist. The dedication of a playing field and pavilion which was damaged during Tropical storm Erika in 2015 was also part of the ceremony, having been renovated by Express des îles.