Revue de presse du 13 juin 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 13 JUIN 2017
After having been involved in politics, especially at the frontline, for about 30years, Prime Minister Mitchell has indicated that his stint may be coming to an end. He made the announcement in a recent national address. He also says indicated that his name may be seen for the last time on a ballot at the next general elections.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
St Lucia Times
Following proposals made in the recent budget, the National Union of Public Workers has threatened to take industrial action if the government does not do away with its tax proposal. Considering the economic situation of the country, the Finance Minister has responded in saying that the public servants must either accept the taxes or go home.
Caribbean News Now
The French airline Corsair has opened a new route to the Caribbean. Last week Havana welcomed its first flight ever from Paris. There will be a service of two flights each week with the possibility to expand the frequency. France stands among the main European markets that send tourists to the Spanish speaking Caribbean nation.
The results of the first-round of Parliamentary elections are promising newly elected President Macron a crushing majority in parliament although the voter turnout, which is the lowest in modern history, clouded the celebration. The polls indicate the Macron is on course to win as much as three quarters of the National Assembly seats in the second round slated for this coming weekend.
The Alliance Française worldwide Foundation has organised an international photo contest through the network of the Alliance Française in the Eastern Caribbean. The theme for this year’s competition is “Fashion and Dress Codes”. Interested individuals residing in the region can take part and can win a trip to Paris as a reward.
St Lucia News Online
Neighbouring French territory of Martinique has reported that one of two individuals who were reported missing at sea has been found alive. The two individuals set sail for Saint Lucia more than 2o days ago. There are conflicting reports on the matter but investigations are still continuing.
Britain’s Health Foundation has reported that the number of European Union nurses registering to work in Britain has dropped significantly and they fear that the country’s economy may suffer if public services cannot recruit the staff required once the country leaves the European Union. However, some do not believe that the shortage should be attributed to the Brexit vote.