Revue de presse du 16 avril 2018
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 16 AVRIL 2018
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE - FINANCE
The St Kitts-Nevis Observer
Despite suspicions by the United States and the European Union that the Citizenship by Investment programme could be used by many for money laundering and income tax avoidance, CS Global Partners claims it maintains a clean shop. The London based firm which advises on and promotes the programme on behalf of the Federation says it has effective vetting procedure which keeps out undesirable applicants. Besides, mechanisms, such as revocation, are also in place post granting of the citizenship.
SECURITE - JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
President and CEO of the Lambirds Academy, Dr Iftekhar Shams, who was arrested and imprisoned for two years, for his alleged involvement in the country’s biggest human trafficking scandal, has filed a claim in the local civil court against the Attorney General of Saint Lucia on the grounds of malicious prosecution and wrongful imprisonment.
An investigation has been launched into the involvement of an Assistant Superintendent of Police in the discovery of questionable Antigua and Barbuda passport documents in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Prime Minister Gaston Browne says he is very concerned and baffled on the matter and believes it is mischief on the part of many individuals. The officer involved was born in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines but has been in the police force in Antigua for 29 years. He has since been suspended.
ENVIRONNEMENT – ENERGIE – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Dominica News Online
On 18 September 2017, Hurricane Maria caused damages and loses estimated at US$1.37 billion and killed at least 30 people in the nature isle, with the greatest damages being in the housing and transportation sectors. The World Bank has approved two emergency support operations for a total of US$65 million, some of which will be used for rebuilding houses and strengthening resilience.