Revue de presse du 1er février 2018
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 1er FEVRIER 2018
Dominican Senior Council Anthony Astaphan in his defence of the Leader of the Opposition of Saint Kitts, Dr Denzil Douglas, on whether he is eligible to be in the National Assembly, says that the holder of a diplomatic passport does not have to take an oath of Allegiance nor do they have to be a citizen of that country. He further indicated that Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, has already explained his Government’s position on the engagement and issuance of diplomatic passports and positions to non-Dominicans.
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE - FINANCE
Following confirmation by the Governor of the Central Bank on the further deterioration of the island’s foreign reserves, Chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA), Mr Charles Herbert, said the news came as no real surprise. Herbert insists that the main problem facing the country was not a decline in economic activity but one created by public finances. The island’s foreign reserves fell to $410 million at the end of December 2017.
SECURITE - JUSTICE
The Government has further demonstrated its pledge to fight crime in all forms when it signed a Bilateral Police Cooperation Agreement with the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The Agreement will bring many benefits to the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force with the hope of strengthening the organization in key areas of national security. The latest collaboration is also expected to bear major upgrades in equipment and technology, training, intelligence reporting, financial investigations, among others.
St Lucia Times
According to the World Justice Project (WJP) 2017–2018 Rule of Law Index, Saint Lucia rose to three positions for overall rule of law performance from 36 in 2016 to 33. The WJP measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries around the world based on 10,000 households and 3000 expert surveys. The index also places Saint Lucia at 6 out of 30 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, ahead of its OECS partners, with the exception of Saint Kitts & Nevis.