Revue de presse du 14 février 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 14 FEVRIER 2017
Political Leader of the National Democratic Congress, Senator Nazim Burke, says the Government if violating the financial intelligence act by having the husband of a Minister as Director of the Unit. The said Minister, Hon Emmalin Pierre, was also recently given responsibility over the CIP.
During a political meeting in Castries last Sunday, Leader of the Opposition, Phillip J. Pierre, vowed to take the Chastanet led Government to court over the vacancy for the position of Deputy Speaker in the House of Assembly. It was not his first time bringing up this matter, which is more apparent every time House Meetings are convened.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Dominica News Online
The Foreign Affairs Minister, Francine Baron, has stated that strict due diligence is followed in applications for Dominican citizenship under the Citizenship by Investment Programme. She also says that additional checks are done by IMPACS and the names of the applications are run through their database.
Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Dr Timothy Harris says that since there has been no waste of public funds, the country was able to maintain a surplus of funds despite the many undertakings of his Government during the last two years. He says the fiscal house of Saint Kitts & Nevis is in order.
St Lucia News Online
Argyle International Airport was officially opened with a flag raising ceremony in which Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said that the facility is “a symbol, it is a metaphor of what is possible in us. The airport has a runway that is 9,000 feet long and 150 feet wide, while the terminal building has been designed to process 1.5 million passengers per year and about 800 persons every hour on a busy day.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Dominica News Online
Even after being released from Police custody on Monday, Dr Thomas Fontaine says he will continue calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Skerrit. He was released without charge, after being questioned for inciting people to overthrow the Skerrit administration. He has denied all the allegations.
The Barbados High Court has granted a temporary injunction barring the Finance Minister and the Board of the Central Bank from getting rid of Governor Worrel, until the Court is satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for his dismissal.
St Lucia Star
A great number of British Parliamentarians are moving to persuade the UK Home Secretary to have the UK visas of commonwealth citizens fast-tracked after Brexit and to have the Registered Traveller Scheme further expanded to include additional commonwealth member countries. The British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce in Saint Lucia has welcomed the move, especially for Caribbean nationals ; despite already benefiting from clearance, it would hope to ease the system for students travelling to study.