Revue de presse du 16 août 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 16 AOUT 2017
St Lucia Times
Following statements made by Prime Minister Chastanet on plans to impose visas on Venezuelans nationals entering the country, Former Minister of External Affairs, Alva Baptiste, says that such a decision cannot be made casually and that Government should take matter before the Parliament to be debated. He also said that the country must not pursue course of action that will balance our domestic obligations with our international obligations.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
The Freundel Stuart Administration is hoping to save the country from excessive energy bills by promoting the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the public sector, when it enters another phase of the Public Sector Smart Energy Programme. The total cost of the project is US$24.664 million of which US$17 million is in the form of a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank and the balance in the form of a grant from the European Commission.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
St Kitts-Nevis Observer
The Chamber of Industry and Commerce expressed satisfaction with recent security initiatives being undertaken by the current Administration when the Prime Minister, who is also the Minister for National Security met with the Chamber and other high-ranking security officials to discuss a number of issues relating to the challenges and way forward in addressing the crime issue in the Federation.
St Lucia News Online
In the 6:00 a.m. weather report, the St Lucia Meteorological Services report that a tropical wave will continue to bring an increase in cloudiness, showers and thunderstorms over the Lesser Antilles in the next 24 hours. The Meteorological Offices will continue to monitor the progress of the system.