Revue de presse du 12 septembre 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 12 SEPTEMBRE 2017
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
The Citizenship by Investment Committee is reporting an increase in applications so far this year. Mrs Kaisha Ince noted a significant increase which has surpassed the total number of application for 2016. Revenue in the sum of about $32 million US has been collected thus far with a few more months to go in the year.
Dominica News Online
In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Prime Minister Skerrit is urging Dominicans in the diaspora to stay in their place of residence despite the situation so they can assist in the rebuilding efforts. He noted that they are part of the various communities and that they play a critical role in the economic and social development of these countries.
In the wake of accusations by many residents that European Governments are slow to react and in some cases even racist in their responses to the devastation, the highest authority of the dependent territories namely France’s President Macron, Britain’s Foreign Secretary and the Dutch King, are currently visiting the territories. The French, British and Dutch governments have sent warships, planes and security forces to keep order and deliver aid.
St Lucia News Online
The Grenada National Health Reform Programme will receive grant assistance from the European Union under the 11th European Development Fund in the sum of 1.368 million euros equivalent to EC$4.4 million. The overall objective is to widen the range of primary health care services at the community level but with emphasis on preventive health.
St Lucia Times
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has announced that the British authorities have requested that Saint Lucia houses three prisoners from the Turks and Caicos Islands, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The Prime Minister notes that his government is working alongside the British to accommodate the request. He also sought to assure Saint Lucians that their security will not be jeopardized.
I Witness News
The European Union has announced an initial amount of emergency relief assistance in the sum of €2 000 000 to the Leeward Islands and the northern Caribbean in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. EU humanitarian experts have also been deployed across the region to assist local authorities and coordinate aid deliveries.