Revue de presse du 16 janvier 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 16 JANVIER 2017
Caribbean News Now
Henley & Partners, a global residence and citizenship planning firm, with its headquarters in Europe, has criticized the CBS 60 Minutes television programme aired on January 1, 2017, as “one-sided”, saying that Caribbean Citizenship-by-Investment programmes are “generally well- run” and “do not pose a security threat”.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Morocco to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency Dr. Abderrahim Kadmiri, presented letters of credence on Friday 13th January 2017 to His Excellency the Governor General Sir Tapley Seaton at Government House in Basseterre. His Excellency, then paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, and subsequently on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, the Honourable Mark Brantley.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Following a report broadcast of CBS’ 60 Minutes television program in the US, Dr. Christian H. Kalin, a specialist in immigration and citizenship law and policy and the Chairman of Henley & Partners has expressed concern about what it says was the “one-sided image” that the report paints of Caribbean Citizenship-by-Investment (CBI) programs. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said clearly Henley & Partners recognize the potential danger and harm that this CBS 60 minutes program can cause to the CBI program in the Caribbean.
Antigua & Barbuda received a US $15 million loan from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD). The funds will be used to finance desalination plants across the island and provide energy support for various government buildings, including schools, clinics and the Mount St John’s Medical Centre.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
A 43 year old British businessman who was named as an investor in a Barbuda was held under the European Arrest Warrant on behalf of German authorities. An extradition hearing is under way in the UK after he was detained at London’s Heathrow Airport in connection with a £100 million VAT scam.
Dominica News Online
The Minister for Justice, Immigration and National Security, Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore, has revealed that the whole question of the death penalty is not something that should be ruled out in the fight against crime. He made the statement in light of the number of reported crimes on the island in recent times.
Dominica News Online
Disaster Risk Management Consultant, Cecil Shillingford, has revealed that plans are in place to implement the enhancement of early warning systems to provide information to the general public before, during and immediately after a disaster. He stated further that the information will be made available to the public on smartphones, tablets and other devices persons may carry.
The European Union Delegation in Barbados has acquired an electric vehicle as part of its fleet. The EU was delighted to enhance its fleet to help protect the environment from the emission of greenhouse gases, considering it being one of the leading institutions championing the cause of green energy in the world.