Revue de presse du 14 septembre 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 14 SEPTEMBRE 2017
Dominica News Online
Leader of the Opposition Lennox Linton has yet to respond to a notice served on him on 30th August despite being told that he had only seven days within which to do so, failure to which he would be served with bankruptcy notice. The plaintiff in the matter, Kieron Pinard-Byrne, has instructed his legal team to proceed accordingly. The matter goes as far back as 2002 and centers round the Economic Citizenship programme. The matter went as far as the Privy Council which ruled against Mr Linton.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
St Lucia News Online
Following a recent shootout between a police officer and an armed suspect in the city, the Police Commissioner who recently returned from a long vacation, is send a stern warning to the criminal elements that he will not support in any way, form or fashion any attacks on his officers or allow them to do what they want . He says that citizens, including Police officers, have the legal right to defend themselves, even when it can or will result in death.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Caribbean News Now
The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office is reporting a serious threat of the complete breakdown of law and order in the British Overseas Territory. The local police had to deal with more than 100 prisoners who were on the loose after the ravage of Hurricane Irma. There were even reports that some of the prisoners were armed. Officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service have been on the ground assisting in dealing with the matter.
The St Kitts & Nevis Observer
The first phase of the geothermal development project in Nevis is set to commence next month, according to the local representative for the developers Nevis Renewable Energy International (NREI). The first phase which is the drilling process will be undertaken by drilling contractors from the United States. The test is projected to be 4000 meters deep. The production process is planned for early 2018. Locals are expected to be employed in the drilling process, as well as the other phases.
St Lucia Star
The relationship between Saint Lucia and Martinique was further strengthened when Viking Traders Limited and St Lucia Distillers recently took part in a trade promotion. Viking Traders Limited was invited by its distributor in Martinique to attend an event showcasing its various products, which are well received by the citizenry. Viking products are available at major supermarkets and retail outlets in Martinique. This adds to the historical and cultural relations that already exist between the neighbouring islands.
During his recently concluded visit to the hurricane stricken St Martin, French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild the island as a “model island”. Macron arrived in the St Martin on Tuesday to get a first-hand look at the devastation in the wake of complaints by some residents that they had been deserted by their motherland. The repair bill for the territory is expected to reach the millions. Eleven people were reported to have died as a result of the hurricane. His visit also included the nearby territory of St Barthelemy.