Revue de presse du 13 septembre 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 13 SEPTEMBRE 2017
St Lucia Times
According to reliable sources, former Saint Lucia Labour Party candidate Timothy Mangal is to be sworn in as a Government Senator on Thursday. Mangal who is the Chairman of the National Housing Corporation will replace Jimmy Henry who resigned his position as a Senator and Government Minister in July this year. Mangal contested the Castries South East Constituency in the 2011 elections for the Saint Lucia Labour Party against current Member of Parliament and Minister, Guy Joseph.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Despite the many gun related crimes currently plaguing the country, Government Minister Donville Innis still does not believe that capital punishment in the cure. While he has no objections to it, he says that it is not a deterrent. He noted that once an individual was found guilty of murder and had exhausted all of the judicial processes, the penalty should fit the crime.
Calls are coming from international agencies inviting the International Monetary Fund to implement an immediate moratorium on debt repayments for countries severely affected by Hurricane Irma until they have recovered. The international financial institution has poured cold water on the suggestions, particularly when it comes to the small island of Barbuda and its debt to the financial body.
Grenada is playing its part in aid relief to the islands ravaged by Hurricane Irma. Cabinet has agreed to make an initial contribution of EC$1 million. Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. Keith Mitchell, who is also the Chairman of CARICOM, led a delegation on a visit to the hurricane stricken islands. This is an expression of their solidarity to the regional brothers and sisters.