Revue de presse du 16 mai 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 16 MAI 2017
St Lucia Times
During the budget debate the Prime Minister stressed the need for decisive action when it comes to the country’s national debt. He says that the Government will continue to review subventions and grants to statutory bodies and agencies based on their performance. There may be mergers and in some cases, evolution or elimination.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
The Government has been commended by the International Monetary Fund for its commitment to establishing a Growth and Resilience Fund. The financial institution is hoping that once the fund is implemented revenue from the Citizenship by Investment can be transferred therein.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
While the matter regarding Chinese economic citizen Ren Biao remains under investigation by the authorities, questions are being asked about the other persons who were also on Interpol’s Wanted List with citizenship from the Federation.
The proposal for a handgun assembly plant in the country does not sit well with the residents. Many do not support the idea and believe that this will worsen the crime situation in the country. They also believe that such guns may end up on the streets and in the wrong hands. The Prime Minister has listened to the outcry of his people and has therefore scrapped the plan.