Revue de presse du 15 novembre 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 15 NOVEMBRE 2017
Caribbean News Now
Former Prime Minister and Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition, Dr Denzil Douglas, is finding himself closer to hot water when the Attorney General served notice that the Government is moving the high court to rule on his eligibility as a Member of the National Assembly. Douglas is alleged of being in possession of a Dominican Diplomatic passport which clearly states his nationality as Dominican.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Opposition Member, Julian Fraser, is questioning why inmates were transferred to Saint Lucia after Hurricane Irma, and not the mother nation, the United Kingdom. Premier Dr Orlando Smith says that the latter could not assist at that particular time and an offer was made by the Government of Saint Lucia. 21 prisoners were relocated to Saint Luci as a result of damages which the prison in Tortola suffered during Hurricane Irma.
There has been a five week lull since the last homicide was recorded, and Prime Minister Timothy Harris, who is also the Minister for National Security, says that there are signs of progress all over the Federation, taking into account the decline in homicides and the detection rate which has more than doubled. To date, twenty seven homicides have been committed compared to previous years. The Prime Minister notes that law and order must be the mantra and that his Government will do all within its power to protect the citizens.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
On the sidelines of the COP 23 in Bonn and while addressing a UNDP event, Prime Minister of Grenada, who also serves as Chairman of the Small Islands Developing States, insisted that Caribbean countries need “urgent access” to financing, if they are to achievable sustainable development goals. The Caribbean leader also expressed concerns on the daunting tasks which these countries have to face in order to acquire resources from the Green climate fund.
FRANCE - EU
Two years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement and one year after its entry into force, the European Union and 79 countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Grouping (ACP), have reaffirmed their commitment to the implementation of the Agreement. The EU and ACP group make up more than half of the signatories to the Paris Agreement. The two bodies are also long-standing partners in international climate cooperation.