Revue de presse du 11 septembre 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 11 SEPTEMBRE 2017
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
According to Prime Minister Skerrit, Dominica will soon see realise its dream to construct a geothermal plant, a project that is expected to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels. The Prime Minister noted the important financial contributions of other partners while indicating that of his government in the sum of $40.5 million.
Caribbean News Now
CARICOM recently met with the Caribbean Disaster Management Agency (CDEMA) to discuss the effects of the impact of Hurricane Irma on the region. The coordinated response to provide relief to those affected was also on the agenda, with CDEMA already activating the Regional Response Mechanism (RRM). The CARICOM Secretariat and the OECS Commission have been mandated to continue working with CDEMA in the recovery efforts.
Hurricane José which was predicted to further affect the northern Leeward Islands changed course giving the already affected residents a sigh of relief. The Category 4 hurricane was following the heels of Irma which caused much devastation in the islands, including 25 deaths. All watches and warnings have been discontinued.
Dominica News Online
During his recent visit to Barbuda in a show of solidarity to fellow OECS counterparts, Prime Minister Skerrit pledged his government’s support in the amount of over half a million Eastern Caribbean dollars to assist in recovery efforts. The small island is no longer habitable. Prime Minister Gaston Browne welcomes the support.
St Lucia Times
According to the BBC, the Centre for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology says that Irma is the costliest storm ever to hit the region. Reports indicate that damages on the island of Barbuda have been estimated at $150 million while the French islands are expected to exceed 200 million euros in damages.