Revue de presse du vendredi 1er juin 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 01 JUIN 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Source : Caribbean 360
Exactly one week after he was elected to Parliament as a member of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), Bishop Joseph Atherley has announced his intention to quit the government and to serve as Opposition Leader. Atherley, who won the St Michael West seat for the incumbent, was omitted from the thirty-member Cabinet named by Prime Minister Mottley last weekend. However, it is still not known whether the MP will remain independent or join another political party.
Source : Nation News
Based on the Constitution, two of the senators appointed by Prime Minister Mia Mottley cannot get into the Senate just yet. An amendment must be made when Parliament officially meets on Tuesday to allow Senators Rawdon Adams and Kay McConney to take their places. The Constitution stipulates that only persons who are citizens and have been living in the country for the last twelve consecutive months qualify, but both Senators do not meet those requirements since Adams moved back to the country last year while McConney still resides in Canada.
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE – FINANCE
Source : Barbados Today
Well known Economist Avinash Persaud, who is also a Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica, has resigned from the Royal Bank of Canada group of companies to serve on the Mia Mottley economic team. Persaud, who does not intend to relinquish his role in the economic recovery and rebuilding of Dominica following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria last September, says a team has been selected and work had already began to stimulate the failing economy of Barbados.
Source : Caribbean 360
More than One Thousand Two Hundred (1200) applications were received under the innovative Hurricane Relief Fund, the temporary investment option introduced under the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme last year September as a third option. The Prime Minister revealed the information while acknowledging that the programme continues to stand out amongst the best in the world.
SECURITE – JUSTICE –DROITS HUMAINS
Source : The St Kitts-Nevis Observer
A decision on the fate of Denzil Douglas in Parliament has been put off until 15th June. The Former Prime Minister and now Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition will face trial as to whether his holding of a Dominican Diplomatic passport disqualifies him from serving in Parliament. Although Douglas has admitted to being awarded a Dominican Diplomatic passport as a courtesy, his counsel maintains that he did not swear allegiance to any foreign power and as such does not mean that he holds Dominican citizenship.
ENVIRONNEMENT – ENERGIE – LOGEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : The St Kitts- Nevis Observer
The Atlantic Hurricane season extends from 1st June to 30th November and the forecast for this year is for a seventy-five percent chance of being a near or above normal season. Forecasters at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting a 70% likelihood of ten to sixteen named storms, five to nine hurricanes and one to four major hurricanes. An average season produces 12 named storms of which 6 become hurricanes, including 3 major hurricanes.
FRANCE – UNION EUROPEENNE
Source : Caribbean News Now
A delegation from the European Investment Bank (EIB) is visiting Grenada to explore opportunities for funding new projects, while at the same time meet with high-level representatives from across the region during the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) annual board of governors meeting. In the past, the financial institution has supported investment necessary for private and public sector in Grenada as well as the Caribbean.