Revue de presse du 10 mai 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 10 MAI 2017
Political Leader of the United Progressive Party, who is also a Senator, is urging the Government to stay out of the Venezuelan conflict. Senator Harold Lovell says that while the South American nation has provided assistance to Antigua & Barbuda, he certainly does not believe that the country should intervene in their political affairs.
Dominica News Online
The Dominica Labour Party, with its Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, is taking kudos for the elevation and enhancement of the country. Skerrit says that since his party took over the reign access to better health care, education and infrastructure, among other areas, have improved. The country also established diplomatic relations with many other countries, and has been at the forefront of the regional integration processes such as Petrocaribe, ALBA and CELAC.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Caribbean News Now
An OECS trade mission was held in Saint Lucia, Martinique and Dominica from 24th to 28th April 2017, where its delegation met with key stakeholders in the mentioned countries to discuss existing market conditions and the strengths and weaknesses of each island when it comes to the production and preparation for export of agricultural produce. Consultations will continue with agricultural stakeholders in all member states in the coming months.
As the Government seeks to address the deficit situation and how such is financed, the Central Bank of Barbados has announced changes to the monetary policy. Such changes include tightening its monetary policies through an increase in the Barbados dollar securities reserve requirement for some companies. The increase will also require that as of next month banks will hold a higher percentage of their domestic deposits in stipulated securities.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
In an address to the nation on Tuesday 9th May 2017, Prime Minister Harris who is also the Minister responsible for National Security sent a stern warning to those bent on criminality saying that his country will never become their safe haven. He referred to the ongoing controversy of a Chinese economic citizens wanted by their home country and Interpol. He says that law enforcement and investigative agencies have been instructed to investigate the claims against the relevant individuals, of course within the bounds of the law of the land.