Revue de presse du 14 novembre 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 14 NOVEMBRE 2017
St Lucia News Online
Honourable Guy Joseph, who is the Acting Prime Minister, says he felt humbled and honoured to be in the company of the ex-servicemen and their families for the Remembrance Day celebration last Sunday. He also stressed the need for St Lucians to acquaint themselves with their country’s history. He also pledged his Government’s support in keeping the memory of those men and women alive.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is fighting back at the many Barbadians who are demanding answers from his Administration over the rapid dwindling of the country’s foreign reserves. He says that they should look no further than their lavish lifestyles. He says his Government has no choice but to use the reserves to finance the lifestyle that they have become used to, particularly in the face of global recession and with his Government’s reluctance to borrow, which makes it even more difficult to earn foreign currency.
CULTURE – ARTS
The Fourth Annual African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Ministers of Culture meeting was held at the ACP Headquarters in Brussels from 9th to 10th November 2017. The discussion of culture as an instrument of cooperation, reinforcing the commitment of the ACP community to invest in culture and consider it a key driver in economic and human development to promote cultural diversity also took place. Ministers of Culture from St Lucia and St Kitts were in attendance.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
The international community continues to lend support to hurricane ravaged Dominica, this time the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has dispatched over one hundred persons, in particular, civil servants to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the level of damage which the buildings suffered. This is being done in collaboration with the Ministry of Housing.
Dominica News Online
According to the Director of Tourism, Colin Piper, the hotel industry suffered the heaviest damages during hurricane Maria and says that the total losses could run to over $191 million. He says that currently only 27 percent of the pre-Maria room stock is available and recovery is going slow. In addition, he lamented, that building the tourism sector will take about $70 million.
FRANCE - EU
Saint Lucia celebrated Remembrance Day last Sunday in the presence of a French military group, the 33rd Troops Regiment, from Martinique. French Ambassador, Philippe Ardanaz, who was in attendance, says that France remains grateful for the reception met by the French troops who came to Saint Lucia to fight with the Germans to free France. Wreaths were laid at the Cross of Lorraine in George V Park and both anthems were played.