Revue de presse du 16 novembre 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 16 NOVEMBRE 2017
I Witness News
Some supporters of the Ralph Gonsalves Unity Labour Party Administration and Vincentians at large think that Minister Saboto Ceasar should be the next head of Government since he is a more Senior Member of Parliament. Political observers interpret the appointment last week of Camillo, as Finance Minister, as that the Prime Minister is tipping his hands towards his son. However, the Prime Minister still maintains that there will be a political process and that the Party will be guided by what it says.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE
Against the backdrop of the Citizenship by Investment Escrow Bill which was being tabled in Parliament, Honourable Prime Minister Timothy Harris, says that the CBI programme is not just about offering passports and that his Government will strive to build the country and find avenues to have appropriate and legitimate foreign investment, so as to assist in nation building.
The Government of Grenada through the Market Access and Rural Enterprise Programme (MAREP) on Friday last week signed the 9th Supervision Mission Aide Memoire with the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD). The programme is aimed at meeting the needs of the rural poor and supporting the generation of new income sources in an effort to reduce poverty and vulnerability of the unemployed.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Dominica News Online
Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica, during his address to the Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 23) which is now being held in Germany says that the countries in the region remain under serious threat and are on the front line of the war on climate change. He also called on the international community to do better so as to ensure their existence. He noted the fact that not enough is being done to mitigate the warming of our planet.
St Lucia News Online
Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Allen Chastanet, has joined his other OECS Prime Minister colleagues on the issue of climate change and the adverse effects on Small Islands Developing States (SIDS), as he addressed the Joint High Level Segment (6th Meeting of the COP 23 and the 6th Meeting of the CMP and CMA) in Germany. He also called on all governments to take urgent action to help SIDS deal with the impacts of climate change.
FRANCE - EU
St Lucia Star
The European Council, which is made up of European Union member states, have informed fifty three countries and territories of the risk of being blacklisted as tax havens. This comes after the United Kingdom delayed warnings to a dozen jurisdictions with ties to Britain. Last year, the Council began analysing non-EU countries to decide whether they should be designated as tax havens. The Council has also set criteria for countries to avoid being labelled as tax havens.