Revue de presse du 14 août 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 14 AOUT 2017
Dominica News Online
The Political Leader of the United Workers Party who is also the Leader of the Opposition led a seven member delegation to Beijing at the invitation of the Communist Party of China. He has commended the Government of China for its commitment to prevent corruption in public office and considers it an example to Governments across the world.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
A dialogue for private sector development and economic growth was held on 27 July. Such was facilitated by the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council. Ubaldus Raymond, the Minister responsible for Finance, noted the timelines of the initiative and says that his government is committed to leading the process by creating the enabling environment.
Following a signing ceremony with the Japanese government for a grant of EC$35 million for the construction of two major bridges, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, says that time is running out for Small Islands Developing States like Saint Lucia and urged the developed countries to assist them in their quest to combat the effects of climate change.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Caribbean News Now
Following bribery allegations which surfaced last year linked to the Antigua and Barbuda Government, Prime Minister Gaston Browne has confirmed that local law enforcement authorities are investigating the involvement of local officials in the Odebrecht bribery scandal. The probe is being undertaken by the Office of the National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy which operates independently of the Ministry of Finance.
St Lucia Times
According to Saint Lucia Times, thirty-six (36) out of the fifty-six (56) Saint Lucian prisoners in Martinique will be released before the end of 2018. Following his visit last month to the French territory, Minister for National Security, Hermangild Francis expressed concern about the number of Saint Lucians who are serving time in the territory.
St Lucia Times
As he prepares to make his first 100 days in office, President Macron’s honeymoon is over with the French people. France’s youngest leader is especially out of favour with the civil servants after vowing to put brakes on their wage increase. No French President has seen such a drop in popularity so early in his tenure since Chirac in 1995.