Revue de presse du 14 mars 2017

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 14 MARS 2017

POLITIQUE

BARBADOS

GG to step down in June

Barbados Today

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

Astaphan denies claim PM Skerrit refrained from traveling to US

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.

SAINT LUCIA

PM speaks on dolphin project

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

ANTIGUA

Antigua & Barbuda reaps rewards from EU-funded programme

Antigua Observer

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.

SAINT LUCIA

U.S. Company Pulls Out of Wind Power Plan

The Voice

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

CARICOM

Colonial mindset blamed for slow accession to CCJ

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.

SAINT LUCIA

ACP Desir concerned about homicides

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

BARBADOS

Sinckler calls on private sector to pull its weight

Barbados Today

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.

FRANCE/EU

ANTIGUA

WINAIR, Air France and KLM teams meet in Antigua

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.

BRITAIN/EU

UK Parliament gives government power to begin EU exit

Dominica Vibes

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.

SAINT LUCIA

Alliance Francaise Celebrates Poetry and Francophonie

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.

Dernière modification : 14/03/2017

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