Revue de presse du 15 mars 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 15 MARS 2017
St Lucia Times
The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party is currently conducting a series of town hall and public meetings to sensitize the public on the DSH project in the south of the island. The party continues to reiterates its opposition to the DSH project in its current form and is even more outraged at the proposed Phase 2 of the project which will include the Maria Islands. The Party also intends to take to the streets in mass demonstrations.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Dominica News Online
According to the Prime Minister the CIP is a source of non-tax revenue and revenue generating programmes such as these are necessary in small islands such as his. He praised the programme and reassured the public of its importance in the development of the country and condemns the attempts by the opposition to end it, based on lack of transparency and due diligence.
St Lucia Times
A briefing was held at the Sandals Grande to unveil the proposed second phase of the DSH project, which will include reclaiming lands near the nature reserve Maria Islands. The SH Chairman spoke of the benefits of reclaiming such lands. The Prime Minister also addressed the audience which consisted of business persons, government officials and representatives from various town councils in the south of the island.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
A date is yet to be set for what will be Antigua & Barbuda’s first referendum, to ascertain whether the Caribbean Court of Justice will be the country’s final appellate court. The Electoral Commission which will be the body to make all preparations for such referendum says that the Government is responsible for providing such date.
Investigation into the granting of citizenship to a Chinese national, Lihua Tian, has resumed. The Government has issued notice in the official gazette for such probe to resume. It was alleged that the Chinese national wilfully concealed material facts in support of her application, which had already been approved.
Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur says there is no doubt in his mind that Barbados will divert to the International Monetary Fund for help in order to tackle its fiscal problems. He went on further to state that such move was inevitable, heeding that the country could not tackle a debt of such magnitude on its own. However, the Finance Minister continues to repeat that the country would not be seeking help from the global monetary agency.
As part of the celebration of Francophone Day, the Goodwill Primary School hosted the 2017 La Francophone Cuisine Competition which was won by Team Mexico. Other teams such as Senegal, Luxembourg and France took part in the competition which was hailed a success. The competition was described as a display of Francophone countries through cuisine.