Revue de presse du 19 décembre 2016

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 19 DECEMBRE 2016

POLITIQUE

SAINT VINCENT

Leacock has at least one “political kick” left

I Witness News

This was the view of Prime Minister Gonsalves, one of the persons who called Leacock, after his failed bid to become the President of the New Democratic Party last month. Mr Godwin Friday has replaced Arnhim Eustace as President and Opposition Leader

ECONOMIE

DOMINICA

Gov’t to make funds available for manufacturers

Dominica News Online

Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Roosevelt Skerrit, has expressed his government’s willingness to make funds available to Dominican manufacturers, to help them address some of the challenges they face. The said funds will be provided through the AID Bank with an interest rate of 3%.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

ANTIGUA

Gov’t to approve pay phones for prisoners

Antigua Observer

Minister of Public Safety Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin has indicated that prison authorities have observed telephones being smuggled in and out of the prison. Inmates may no longer feel to do such since the Government is willing to amend its prison polices to establish a pay phone system at Her Majesty’s Prison.

OECS

RSS Trainees Better Prepared To Fight Transnational Crimes

St Kitts-Nevis Observer

On Friday 16th December, 23 law enforcement and military soldiers from Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and host St. Kitts and Nevis successfully completed the Regional Security System (RSS) Training Institute Section Leaders Course 2016 and are now better positioned to fight transnational crime.

SOCIETE

BARBADOS

Duty-free sector suffering from Brexit blues

Barbados Today

There is further evidence that the fall in the value of the British currency since the vote in June by Britons to leave the European Union, with the duty-free sector taking a direct hit.

SAINT LUCIA

Climate Change : I Do My Part, You Do Yours !

The Star

Climate change is a hot topic for so-called First World countries with several pledging to do their part to combat global warming. The Caribbean, though small and with a lower carbon footprint than most, can also do its part. Perhaps it is time for our leaders to introduce legislation to make consumers pay for the use of plastic bag and bottles.

SANTE

DOMINICA

Darroux speaks of advantage of building new hospital on current PMH site

Dominica News Online

The Health Minister has stated that the construction of the new hospital on the existing site of the Princess Margaret Hospital is a technical advantage, because the $40-million facility, funded by the government and the People’s Republic of China, will be executed in seven phases. The project is expected to be completed within a period of 30 months.

USA/CARIBBEAN

President Obama makes United States –Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act Law

News Americas Now

On Friday 16th December, President Barack Obama made the United States–Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act of 2016 law. The bill was among several that the President made law ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration in January. The United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act law, calls for increase engagement of the US with the governments of the Caribbean region, the Caribbean Diaspora community in the United States and the private sector and civil society in both the United States and the Caribbean.

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