Revue de presse du 12 octobre 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 12 OCTOBRE 2017
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
It is not the first time that Britain will be criticised for its efforts to lend assistance to its overseas territories. Julian Fraser, an opposition parliamentarian, is lashing out at British Prime Minister, Theresa May, for not visiting the territory which has been affected by a tropical wave and two category 5 hurricanes within the last three months.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE
Caribbean News Now
The controversy continues with the recently announced decision by the Honourable Prime Minister regarding the Hurricane Relief Fund. Former Prime Minister and Opposition Leader, Dr Denzil Douglas, says that investigations will be carried out into any abuse of monies channelled through the Fund as part of the CBI programme.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Head of the response operations in the Caribbean for the UN International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says the most urgent need for hurricane ravaged Dominica, three weeks after Maria ripped through the island, is housing. He noted that many of the homes do not exist anymore, while those which are still standing sustained severe damage.
St Lucia News Online
In the wake of three disastrous hurricanes, two of which affected OECS member territories namely Dominica, British Virgin Island and Barbuda, the Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development met with Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, who is also the OECS Chairman, to examine ways to support and strengthen Official Development Assistance to the region.
Grenada will partner with the German Agency for International Cooperation to access its first tranche of readiness support from the Green Climate Fund. The latte is the newest and largest global fund created through the 2015 Paris Agreement to support developing countries to respond to the challenges of climate change.
FRANCE - EU
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet wants a new culture of service at the Owen King EU Hospital and will not follow the status quo. The Government has been in discussion with several overseas organizations to manage and operate the hospital which is expected to be fully operational by the end of this year. The hospital will be operated by a statutory body.
St Lucia Times
France has already set a target date of 2040 for an end to cars dependent on fossil fuels. Transport is one of the main producers of greenhouse gases and they are hoping to reduce such. Paris, which is the world’s most visited city, will be the host of the 2024 Olympic Games and the authorities are already eyeing an end to diesel cars in the city by then.