Revue de presse du 10 octobre 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 10 OCTOBRE 2017
I Witness News
Former Prime Minister and Founder of the opposition National Democratic Party (NDP), Sir James Mitchell, attended the event organised to mark the 106th Taiwan National Day, during which he urged the nation to seek “bankable assurances” when dealing with the Taiwan-Chine choice. His comments follow statements made last year by then President of the NDP, Arnhim Eustace, stating that if the party is elected to office, there will be a switch in recognition from Taiwan to China.
During his welcome remarks at the Conference of Delegates of the Saint Lucia Labour Party last Sunday, Former Prime Minister and Parliamentary Representative for Vieux Fort South, Dr Kenny Anthony, issued another warning to the Allen Chastanet Administration regarding the demolition of the controversial St Jude Hospital project. He also says that his constituency is personally being targeted by the Government.
The St Kitts & Nevis Observer
On September 19, Saint Kitts & Nevis marked its 34th Independence Anniversary and a number of visiting dignitaries attended the post activities which were held on October 7. They commended the Government on a splendid parade. The Prime Minister also seize the opportunity to meet with representatives of the Czech Republic, France, Japan and Panama, during which the French Ambassador personally noted the beauty of the parade especially with the involvement of the kids.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Customs & Excise officials, border patrol officers and police officers joined together for a week-long workshop on strengthening the country’s borders at the conference room of the Department of External Affairs. The Joint Border Security Training workshop is funded by the 10th European Union Development Fund and is aimed at strengthening CARICOM’s capacity to prevent and detect illegal activities at its borders, thereby enabling higher conviction rates and increased prosecution.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Tropical Storm Ophelia, the fifteenth of the season, has been formed in the Atlantic basin. However, forecasters say it poses no threat to the Caribbean at this time. It has maximum sustained winds of about 40 miles per hour, but as it stands Ophelia does not pose any threat to land.
FRANCE - EU
Ambassador of France, Philippe Ardanaz, met with Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris on October 7, at Camp Springfield, where both parties reaffirmed their support for geothermal energy development in the Federation. French Foreign Trade Advisor, Jacques Chouraki, who is also the President of Teranov, the French engineering company which specializes in high enthalpy geothermal energy development in the Caribbean, was also in attendance. Teranov has indicated that there is potential to develop geothermal power in Saint Kitts.