Revue de presse du 16 juin 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 16 JUIN 2017
I Witness News
Andreas Wickham, St Vincent & the Grenadines Ambassador to Venezuela, has been the target of protesters in Venezuela after his home was sprayed with graffiti. Prime Minister Gonsalves who made the announcement in Parliament earlier this week also condemned the act, while stating that this is contrary to the Vienna Convention for the protection of diplomats and their premises. However, Venezuela has vowed to provide the Ambassador with the appropriate level of security.
Dominica News Online
Daniel Lugay, an opposition Member of Parliament, has made a formal police report against Health Minister, Dr Kenneth Darroux, for alleged attack and assault. He said the alleged incident took place last month after he questioned the Minister about having a loaded firearm in the chambers of Parliament. He also claimed that from his investigations the said firearm is illegal.
St Kitts Observer
After being included on the national list of non-cooperative countries by the European Union in 2015, and for which much protest was made to the European Union delegation, the Federation was recently informed by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations that it was removed from its list of uncooperative tax havens.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Caribbean News Now
The International Monetary Fund has concluded the 2017 discussion with member countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union on common policies in the context of Article IV consultations. It should be noted that flat tourism receipts and decreases in revenues from the citizenship programmes have weakened growth, while indicating that favourable external conditions continue to support economic recovery.
Caribbean News Now
In its efforts to have a sustainable renewable energy sector in the foreseeable future, with specific objectives to upgrade the natural gas infrastructure, the Government signed a loan agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank in the amount of US$34 million to finance a project to use cleaner fuels and renewable energy.
St Lucia Times
Attorney at Law and Coordinator of the National Centre for Legal Aid and Human Right, Mary Francis, is calling for a speedy resolution to the IMPACS matter, though she feels that the integrity of the process has been eroded. She says too many different persons have become involved in the process and the pace of justice in the matter is too slow. She also made reference to the concerns expressed by EU representatives and their visit to the country to meet with the authorities.
Caribbean News Now
Two tropical systems are likely to impact the Caribbean over the next several days. The chances of formations of the two systems are low and medium respectively. According to the National Hurricane Centre in Miami, the systems are being monitored.
St Lucia News Online
The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States was formed 36 years ago with seven countries signing the Treaty of Basseterre. That was later followed by the British overseas territories of Anguilla, BVI and Monsterrat, and more recently the French overseas department of Martinique in 2015, which became the first French speaking associated member. To celebrate the 36th anniversary, the collectivity of Martinique has launched a campaign aimed at sensitizing and raising awareness on the organisation.
A survey indicates that Europeans think much better of the European Union now than they did one year ago when Britain voted in a referendum to exit. Support has increased by 18 points in both Germany and France, the latter having recently elected a new president. Even the British hold a much more favourable opinion of the Union.