Revue de presse du 12 avril 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 12 AVRIL 2017
Caribbean News Now
In response to the letter addressed to H.E. the Governor General by opposition leaders Baldwin Spencer and Harold Lovell regarding a commission of enquiry into the Odebrecht bribery scandal, Prime Minister Gaston Browne says the opposition leaders clearly demonstrate duplicity. He says that they are rather selective in what they deem to bring the country’s name into disrepute and that their claims are solely based on allegations.
Dominica News Online
The interdiction of the opposition leader into the Parliament building by police in military uniform is being justified by Senior Counsel and prominent attorney, Tony Astaphan. He says that in light of what happened early February the leadership of the opposition parties betrayed the trust of the Commissioner of Police and therefore no chances can be taken, particularly since there was an ongoing protest outside of the building at that same time.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
OECS Heads of Governments, the OECS Director General and OECS Commissioners are currently attending two high level meetings in Saint Vincent & the Grenadines. The first of the two meetings which was held yesterday was a Consultative and Legislative Drafting Workshop hosted by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and the second is a continuation of the 64th meeting of the OECS Authority which began in Saint Kitts last month.
St Lucia News Online
According to a press release issued by the St Lucia National Trust, the next phase of the controversial “Pearl of the Caribbean” project, which is a proposal to build a causeway linking Maria Islands to the mainland, poses a serious threat to the country’s ecological, cultural and archaeological heritage. Grave concerns are also being expressed by conservations across the globe.
I Witness News
Seventy nine countries, to include those from the Caribbean, will be come under one umbrella to negotiate a major partnership framework with the European Union. They will also advocate for preferential trading agreements, structural for debt management, trade facilitation and innovative development financing.