Revue de presse du 12 décembre 2016
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 12 DECEMBRE 2016
St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris announced in the National Assembly that his government has decided to create a growth and resilience fund as one of the fiscal policies it will implement in 2017. Harris, who is also the minister of finance, explained that such fiscal policies would help to accelerate growth and build resilience in St Kitts and Nevis.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
St Lucia Star
It is an indisputable truth that the combined efforts of the 28-member European Union and the United States, on whom this nation has long depended for its security, a fact unforgettably underscored by the prime minister in national addresses delivered on 20 August 2013 and on 8 March 2015, have after four years failed to persuade two local administrations to bring to a judicial resolution the issue popularly referred to as IMPACS.
Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies Professor Sir Hilary Beckles is not holding his breath in the expectation that Barbados will become a republic anytime soon. In fact, he believes this country will be the last to remove the queen as head of state.
With Human Rights Day observed on Friday 9th December, Attorney and Human Rights Advocate Mary Francis renews her calls for citizen’s rights to be respected. She also called on the political directorate to assist in facilitating this objective.
On 2nd December 2016, during her throne speech the Governor General of Grenada announced plans for a National Health Programme, which the Government intends to implement during the second half of 2017.Such programme seeks to provide quality health care services to all citizens, regardless of their economic situation.
Antigua & Barbuda is the first country to access major funding from the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF). The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of GBP13.9 million to assist the country with the rehabilitation of two major roads.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND
BVI Plantinum News
The British Virgin Islands is hosting a regional conference on the “Current Developments in International Taxation and the Impact on Caribbean Jurisdictions” on Tuesday, 13th December, 2016. The primary focus is on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) and the work of the Inclusive Framework on BEPS and developments in the area of tax transparency and exchange of information. Four members of the OECD and 17 regional representatives will be in attendance.
St Lucia News Online
A convicted drug lord who was being held in a Martinique prison made a dramatic escape on Thursday while he was being transferred to a hospital for treatment. Walter Perez Caruso, 60, was being transported in a van at around 9:00 in Fort-de-France when it was attacked.
The European Union and Cuba on Monday signed a deal to normalize ties that had been blocked for decades by human rights concerns under revolutionary icon, Fidel Castro. Cuba was the only Latin American country which did not have a “dialogue and cooperation” deal with the 28-nation EU covering issues such as trade, human rights and migration.