Revue de presse du 14 décembre 2016
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 14 DECEMBRE 2016
Representative from at least five Caribbean countries, including St. Kitts-Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, St. Lucia and Grenada, are to meet in Dominica later this week to discuss the Citizenship by Investment (CIP).
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Dominica News Online
An Italian national, Francesco Corallo, said to be the designated Ambassador to the FAO for the Commonwealth of Dominica has been arrested in St Maarten. He was arrested by the Anti-corruption taskforce on the request of Italian authorities. Reports indicate that Italy will request his extradition to face charges of tax evasion, bribery of politicians and other alleged charges.
St Kitts & Nevis Observer
St. Kitts and Nevis will have a second High Court Chamber to accommodate a second resident judge in order to deal with the backlog of cases as early as January 2017, said the Attorney General, the Honourable Vincent Byron Jr., during the sitting of Parliament for the recently concluded 2017 Budget.
St Lucia News Online
During the Festival of Lights ceremony on Monday night, Mayor of Castries, Peterson FRANCIS said that major changes are planned for the city, including that of reducing the high incidence of crime. Some 18 new police constables will be recruited to patrol the city. The Mayor promises to put an end to the criminal elements and activities taking place in the city.
Last June the United Kingdom voted in the so-called Brexit referendum for their country to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s initial response was that he did not think Barbados should become “too anxious” over the short term because the exit process would probably take about two years. He however assured that the country would keep a close eye on the unfolding situation.
PAHO Director, Dominica born Dr. Carissa ETIENNE says that stigma and discrimination are major barriers to health for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people throughout the Americas, including the Caribbean.