Revue de presse du 19 décembre 2016
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 19 DECEMBRE 2016
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.