Revue de presse du 12 octobre 2017

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 12 OCTOBRE 2017

POLITIQUE

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

BVI Politician chides May for not visiting

BVI News

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

SAINT KITTS

Abuse of new citizenship investment option will be investigated

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

DOMINICA

UN Agency says housing most urgent need for hurricane ravaged Dominica

Caribbean 360

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.

OECS

Climate change vulnerability : OECD head meets with Prime Minister Chastanet

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

Green Climate Fund approves readiness and preparatory support programme for Grenada

Grenada Government

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

SAINT LUCIA

Foreign firms vie to manage OKEU hospital

The Voice

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.

FRANCE

Paris plans to banish all but electric cars by 2030

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.

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