Revue de presse du 19 mai 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 19 MAI 2017
Despite the breakout of four of its members on the Venezuela crisis, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has made it clear that no amount of outside pressure will lead the regional grouping to turn its back on the troubled South American nation and it would therefore not be abandoned in its time of need.
Members of the civil society of Venezuela who currently reside in Barbados attempted to disrupt the CARICOM foreign ministers meeting yesterday, in the form of a protest against the economic situation in their homeland and President Maduro’s refusal to hold overdue elections. They were aware that Venezuela’s head of mission would be present at the meeting.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Caribbean News Now
An international developer which focuses mainly on luxury hotels projects in the Caribbean earlier this week signed definitive agreements with the Government for a major hotel development in the southern part of the island. The said development will be developed under the citizenship-by-investment programme. This is the third luxury development in the OECS by the said developer, the others being in Saint Kitts and Dominica respectively.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
St Lucia Times
The 2016 US International Narcotics Control Strategy Report listed many countries of the region as money laundering jurisdictions. CARICOM Secretary General says that such could have devastating effects on the region considering that most of the economies depend heavily on tourism and financial services. He indicated that the regional grouping will mount a stiff lobbying effort in Washington in that regard.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
The Junior Minister for Tourism, Archibald Christian, is lamenting the abolition of the death penalty in the British Overseas Territory, considering the present murder rate. He said there is a link between the two, indicating clearly that the victim also has the right to life but questions whether the human rights groups give consideration to such. The United Kingdom abolished the death penalty in the territory in 1991.
According to the Caribbean Marine Climate Change Report Card 2017, the Caribbean region is at greater risk for more severe impacts of Climate Change than many other parts of the world because most of them are small island states where most of their population reside close to and depend on the sea. The report is also asking the Governments of the region to pay greater attention.