Revue de presse du 11 avril 2017

AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE

REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 11 AVRIL 2017

POLITIQUE

DOMINICA

Police prevent Linton from entering Parliament

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.

SAINT VINCENT

SVG, United States sign open skies agreement

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

ANTIGUA

IMF commends A&B for 2016 economy

Antigua Observer

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

SAINT LUCIA

National security minister to address crime concerns at Chamber meeting

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.

SAINT LUCIA

Police need new radar guns

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.

SOCIETE

SAINT KITTS

Sir Frederick of St. Vincent & the Grenadines says St. Kitts &Nevis has lost a hero

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.

FRANCE/EU

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

BVI business consultants may soon bid on EU projects

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.

ANTIGUA

US Coast Guard assists Defence Force to apprehend illegal fishers

Antigua Observer

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.

DOMINICA

CDEMA approves funds to advance disaster legislation in Dominica

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.

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