Revue de presse du 17 février 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 17 FEVRIER 2017
Dominica News Online
A team from the Opposition United Workers Party of Dominica is in Guyana at this time where the 28th Intercessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government is being held. A meeting with the CARICOM Heads to brief them on the reasons for calling on Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s resignation as well as a press conference and interview with the Guyana’s Premier Television were on their schedule.
St Lucia News Online
According to reports from the Statistics Department, the Saint Lucia Labour Party says it is pleased that the overall unemployment rate decreased in 2016. The party is attributing the decrease to the policies which were implemented by their administration.
I Witness News
The absence of a speech from the Taiwan representative did not go unnoticed during the opening celebration of the Argyle International Airport. Taipei’s Ambassador to Kingstown, Baushuan Ger was present at the opening ceremony but did not speak. He however he was invited to speak at the Flag raising ceremony which took place the day before. Venezuela’s president Maduro was down to speak at the event but he did not attend.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Since the his resignation of the CEO of the Citizenship by Investment Unit last December, the Government of Antigua has yet to find a replacement. Chisanga Chekwe, who had been a deputy minister in the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, the second Canadian to head the Unit, resigned after only serving for six months. Telecoms and Information Technology Minister, Melford Nicholas, says that his government has not ruled out bringing another immigrant to do the job.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Dominica News Online
Earlier today, Johnson Boston, a stalwart of the Dominica Freedom party was taken into custody and his home was searched. He has since been released without any charges. The police have not indicated why this took place. The Dominica Freedom Party was part of the public meeting which took place in the Capital on 7th February.
A one day forensic refresher seminar was held at the Police Training Centre on 14th February for Members of the Forensic Services Unit and investigators from the Violent Crimes Unit (VCU), Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and the Special Victims Unit. It was conducted in partnership with a UK based Forensic Services company.
Dr DeLisle Worrel is back in the courts today after the 48 hour reprieve by the High Court regarding his removal as Governor of the Central Bank. He, along with his legal team, has already served notice that they are ready to head to the Caribbean Court of Justice, if necessary. The Minister for finance ordered his resignation last week by 13th February, failure to which he would be fired.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
The Premier will head a task force, which will also include other Government Ministers, to examine the implications of Brexit in the Territory. The White Paper is expected to be ready before representatives of the territory meet with the British Government later this year, in June and November respectively. The British Government is expected to present their concerns during negotiations on Brexit.