Revue de presse du 11 septembre 2017

AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE

REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 11 SEPTEMBRE 2017

ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE

DOMINICA

Dominica’s geothermal dream about to become reality

Caribbean 360

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.

ENVIRONNEMENT

CARICOM

CARICOM heads of government meet on hurricane situation

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.

CARIBBEAN

Caribbean spared second hurricane battering as José shifts course

Caribbean 360

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

Dominica pledges $670 000 to Barbuda recovery

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.

CARIBBEAN

Irma’s price tag in the Caribbean over $10bn

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.

Dernière modification : 11/09/2017

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