Revue de presse du 18 janvier 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 18 JANVIER 2017
There is no expected loss to national politics by the recent resignation from Cabinet by Hon. Alexandra Otway Noel, who served as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Ministry responsible for Waste Management and the Citizenship by Investment Programme. Over the past few weeks, she had been discussing with the Prime Minister the possibility of her resigning from the Cabinet to engage in some personal pursuits.
St Lucia News Online
The Government through Invest Saint Lucia has sought to provide responses to some of the burning issues relating to the DSH Agreements and Project. The opposition SLP says that it welcomes investment in the country but reiterated that the Agreement in its present form is bad for the country and the project should not continue unless such is renegotiated.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
St Lucia News Online
Prime Minister Honourable Allen M. Chastanet is currently on a four-day visit to London where he will meet with Chairman of Desert Star Holdings Ltd. Mr. Teo Ah Khing to discuss ongoing plans for the Pearl of the Caribbean development. He is also scheduled to meet with St Lucian residing in the UK. He is accompanied by Honourable Dr Gale Rigobert and the Minister responsible for Economic Development, Honourable Guy Joseph.
Caribbean News Now
Former Ministers of the former administration of St Kitts and Nevis are being called upon to return millions of dollars to the country’s treasury. Specific mention has been made of Douglas and former minister, now opposition MP Marcella Liburd and Nigel Carty. Such come about from debates on the conduct of government ministers regarding their private business dealings and issues of conflict of interest. Dr. Denzil Douglas has been accused of acquiring over $1million in rent from the Taiwanese government for the property that houses the official Taiwanese ambassador’s residence and a property in which Douglas has a partial beneficial if not significant or total interest.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
The Prime Minister says he refuses to believe the poverty is the cause of the upserge in criminal activities in the country and is urging the citizenry, especially the parents, to re-think their priorities. The statements were made during a peace march in Bois d’Inde and Jacmel last Sundayn, following the death of five individuals during the weekend.
The Minister of Health has confirmed that a baby was born with Microcephaly in the last quarter of 2016. The pregnant mother was infected with the Zika virus during her pregnancy. Zika was a major public health concern in 2016, not only in Grenada, but in the entire region. The Minister says that the infection has been stabilized and that no new cases have been recorded.
A British tourist and an Antiguan national have recently found themselves critically injured abroad without the means to pay their medical expenses, and a local insurance expert is urging travellers to take precautions to prevent such a situation. The British visitor, who was shot in the head, was airlifted from Antigua to Guadeloupe for specialist treatment.
Britain will leave the EU’s single market when it exits the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, putting an end to speculation that London might try to seek a “soft Brexit”. May said she would seek an equal partnership with the EU but that she would not adopt models already used by other countries that have free trade agreements with the bloc.