Revue de presse du 13 juillet 2017

AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE

REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 13 JUILLET 2017

POLITIQUE

SAINT LUCIA

St Lucia government senator resigns, citing personal reasons

Caribbean News Now

A government senator who also serves as a Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives has resigned. Jimmy Henry who contested the Dennery North seat for the incumbent United Workers Party, but was unsuccessful cited personal reasons for his resignation. Allegations were made regarding his questioning at the G.F.L Charles Airport for not declaring an undisclosed amount of cash. However, both the Minister for Home Affairs and the Commissioner of Police have denied having any knowledge of such. The Government has accepted his resignation.

ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE

GRENADA

Grenada PM wants more responsible LIAT

Grenada Government

The Prime Minister of Grenada is continuing to speak on the operations on LIAT in the region, after his address last week to the CARICOM Heads citing political interference in the operations of the lone regional airline. He says he believes that LIAT should be run on the basis of private commercial activities. He wants to see a more serious and responsible company serving the needs of the people. Dr Mitchell has long been advocating to CARICOM to collectively reduce airline taxes so as to trigger lower fares.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

SAINT KITTS

St Kitts-Nevis PM affirms support for newly appointed national security advisor

Caribbean News Now

Prime Minister Timothy Harris lands his support behind the newly-appointed National Security Advisor despite criticisms by the opposition. Harris told Cabinet earlier this week that retired Major General Stewart Saunders possesses the necessary competencies. He cited his many achievements and wealth of experience but failed to mention a Commission of enquiry in his home country Jamaica which accused Saunders of dereliction of duty and incompetence.

SOCIETE

OECS

Tropical wave approaching the lesser Antilles

Dominica News Online

The Dominica Meteorological Service is reporting that a tropical wave located in the Tropical Atlantic is expected to approach the Lesser Antilles by tonight into Friday. This will result in showers and thunderstorm activities on Friday into early Saturday.

FRANCE/EU

BRITAIN/EU

Port development, funding among major Brexit-related issues raised by British territories

Caribbean News Now

The Heads of the British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, Montserrat and the British Virgin Islands were included when the European Union Committee held an evidence session on the implications of Brexit to the Overseas Territories. Among the concerns raised were ; the impact of the UK overseas territories and what kind of benefits can the territories gain from Brexit.

Dernière modification : 13/07/2017

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