Revue de presse du 11 avril 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 11 AVRIL 2017
Dominica News Online
Earlier this morning, the Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton was prevented from entering the parliament building by police officers in military uniform. He said he was going into his office, which is located in the same building to collect some papers to meet with Electoral Commission consultants from the Commonwealth Secretariat currently visiting Dominica.
I Witness News
Less than two months after the opening of the international airport, the Government has signed a new airport agreement with the United States. The agreement supersedes the one signed between the latter and Britain in 1977, when Kingstown was not yet independent. Prime Minister Gonsalves notes that such will not only create opportunities in passenger traffic but will improve the economy of his country and certainly strengthen bilateral relations with the US.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Dr Arnold McIntyre, the IMF executive who has direct responsibility for Antigua & Barbuda says the country’s economy grew by 3.6 percent last year and as such has commended the government in its stabilization efforts. He says the country has outdone its regional neighbours. Antigua & Barbuda entered into an agreement with the international financial institution in 2010 under the former administration.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
St Lucia News Online
Law and Order has always been high on the agenda of the St Lucia Chamber of Commerce since a breakdown in such can have serious consequences on doing business. In that regard, Senator Hermangild Francis, Minister for National Security, is scheduled to address the executive luncheon of the Chamber on Wednesday 12th April. The Minister is charged with leading the Government’s efforts to ensure a safe and secure business and living environment in the country.
St Lucia Times
Acting Police Commissioner Milton Desir says that the Royal St Lucia Police Force is moving into laser guns. He says the police new devices to monitor speed on the country’s roads. These devices are usually calibrated for a specific period of time after which they must be recalibrated.
St Kitts & Nevis Observer
Sir Cuthbert Sebastian, former Governor General was laid to rest yesterday in his home country, where many dignitaries including other Governor Generals in the OECS Member States paid their final respects. The Governor General of St Vincent & the Grenadines, H.E. Sir Frederick Ballantyne says the Federation has lost a hero and the Caribbean, a great man. The Governor General of Saint Lucia, H.E. Dame Pearlette Louisy, was also in attendance.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Caribbean News Now
Funds have been made available by the European Union to the Caribbean Overseas Small Medium Enterprises programme, which will also benefit the British Virgin Islands. The objective of the programme is to contribute to the sustainable and climate resilient economic diversification and prosperity of the overseas territories.
The Antigua & Barbuda Defence force in a joint operation with the US Coast Guard intercepted two French fishing vessels in Antiguan & Barbudan waters for illegal fishing. The vessels are said to be from the neighbouring French territory of Guadeloupe. Five individuals are currently assisting the authorities in their investigations.
Caribbean News Now
Comprehensive disaster management legislation will be facilitated and updated in the Commonwealth of Dominica. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency has awarded 9640 euros to the Office of Disaster Management of Dominica to undertake such. The funds were made available by the European Union.