Revue de presse du 14 mars 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 14 MARS 2017
Five years after he was appointed Governor General of Barbados, 85 year old representative of the British Monarch, Sir Elliott Belgrave, has confirmed that he will demit office at the end of June this year. He says that he is old and tired and looks forward to retiring.
Dominica News Online
Senior Counsel of Dominica Tony Astaphan has cleared the air on reports that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has refrained from travelling to the United States since the Iranian national and former Dominican Diplomat was arrested. He said the Prime Minister travelled to the US in February and is currently there attending official meetings.
St Lucia Times
Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, says that the question regarding the established a dolphin park in country was already answered. The Prime Minister says that he had encouraged the developers to consider Pigeon Point when the previously approved site proved difficult to have that. He also believes in a sustainable use of marine resources. However, the question of whether such an undertaking will have an environmental impact or any damages to the proposed site has to be answered.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
After five years the 10th EDF Technical Barriers for Trade programme has come to an end. The programme which was funded by the European Union was centred on the building of the region’s capabilities in the several areas of quality infrastructure, and using these competences as a means of managing and reducing barriers to trade.
The Minister with responsibility for Sustainable Development says that her Government of Saint Lucia is committed to working towards the development of renewable energy despite the pull-out of the US-based firm, WindTex Energy, from the wind farm project. The project was being undertaken in the east coast of the island.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Caribbean News Now
A Vincentian CCJ Judge believes that accession worries by some CARICOM member states to the Caribbean Court of Justice dates back to colonial times. All CARICOM member states have to the original jurisdiction of the Court, but to date only four of those have made it their final appellate court. The others are still with the London-based Privy Council.
St Lucia Times
Acting Police Commissioner, Milton Desir, is expressing concern over the number of homicides recorded in the country so far for the year. He says that persons do not know how to deal with conflicts. He also said that a change can probably take place when persons take responsibility for their actions while respecting their own life and the lives and property of others.
Finance Minister is pointing accusatory finger at private sector businesses which earn foreign exchange of keeping such offshore. He says if these businesses were bringing in more foreign exchange his Government would not be forced to borrow as it did now. He also called on two major private sector companies to stop expressing concern and bring solutions to the table.
Caribbean News Now
Representatives of WINAIR, Air France and KLM held a joint sales and marketing meeting in Antigua last week to raise awareness of possible connections by WINAIR to many destinations such as Europe, in particular through its interline partners. The latest developments and market trends that exist between Air France, KLM and WINAIR were shared to further enhance this market.
On Monday, the British Parliament stopped resisting and gave Britain’s Prime Minister the power to file for divorce from the EU. The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill passed its final hurdle in Parliament’s upper chamber. However, Britain got a blow when Scottish First Minister called for a referendum on independence to stop his country from being dragged out of the EU against its will.
St Lucia Star
It’s the third month of the year and the Alliance Française is keeping in line with its annual calendar of events. Poetry and Francophonie’ is the theme for March 2017. Many activities are being held at its premises at the Pyramid at Pointe Seraphine in that regard. The activities will promote various forms of poetry through performance, education and discussion.