Revue de presse du 15 décembre 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 15 DECEMBRE 2017
Dominica News Online
Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition, Lennox Linton, was served a bankruptcy petition as a result of lack of payment to chartered accountant Kieron Pinard-Byrne in a defamatory suit. The bankruptcy petition was filled at the High Court on 7th December 2017. On 30th August Linton was served a demand letter for payments in seven days amounting to £25,992.12, failure to which it would result in bankruptcy proceedings being taken against him. One of the consequences of the said matter is that Linton may have to vacate the House of Assembly.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE
Caribbean News Now
A new strategy to support economic and social development, environmental protection and infrastructure enhancement, has been approved by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in the amount of US$76.2 million for the Federation over the period 2017-2021. The strategy focuses mainly on delivering sustainable development results for the country and its people.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Twenty-one (21) prisoners, who were classified as high risk, from the British Virgin Island (BVI) are likely to spend another six to nine months in Saint Lucia. The prisoners were transferred to Saint Lucia following severe damage to sections of the prison during Hurricane Irma. Superintendent of Prisons, David Foot, says the prisoners will return as soon as the facility is back into a safe state.
National Security was made a priority by the Team Unity-led Government during the presentation of the budget last week. Prime Minister, Dr. Timothy Harris, who is also the Minister responsible for National Security, allocated EC$75.5 million to that Ministry for the fiscal year 2018, which is recorded as the largest budgetary support ever made towards crime fighting in the Federation. This dramatic increase will further enhance the capacity of law enforcement agencies to address the challenges faced with executing law and order, as well as safety of the citizens.
FRANCE - EU
The Caribbean Climate-Smart Coalition, a public-private initiative aimed at funding a US$8 billion investment plan to transform the region into the world’s first climate-smart zone and benefit 3.2 million Caribbean household was launched in Paris on Tuesday 12th December. The announcement of the creation of the coalition was made at the One Planet Summit convened by the Government of France to review the progress on the Paris Climate Agreement which was adopted two years ago.
Barbados is expecting a formal response from the European Union (EU) today following concerns raised about its recently blacklisting. Marlon Waldron, President of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) has expressed strong optimism in the matter. Barbados is among four Caribbean countries blacklisted by the EU. Minister for International Business, Donville Innis, has called the development unfair and unfortunate, noting that the island has been fully cooperative.