Revue de presse du 1er mars 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 1er MARS 2017
Caribbean News Now
Prime Minister Gaston Browne, says that his government is determined to place the CIP and the issuance of diplomatic passports among the best in the world. His Government is in the process of implementing its recently stated policy on diplomatic representation and accreditation, as recommended by the country’s ambassador to the USA.
St Lucia News Online
Outside the House of Parliament was the scene of a protest demanding the resignation of the Junior Finance Minister, Ubaldus Raymond. The Minister, who is involved in a blackmail scandal, piloted the Senate sitting as Leader of Government Business. Majority of the protestors were women.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry says that the business community is still “gravely” concerned about the state of the economy despite the efforts of the Minister of Finance in trying to allay their fears in a news conference last Monday. They are mainly concerned about how the deficit will be reduced since no concrete path has been identified.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
St Kitts & Nevis Observer
Part two of the National Crime Symposium will be held in Nevis on Thursday 2nd March 2017 by the Ministry of National Security. The main objectives of the workshop are to review the strategies and recommendations coming from Part one of the symposium which was previously held in Saint Kitts.
Minister for Finance Chris Sinckler told the media in a press conference yesterday that the International Monetary Fund will be directing the economic affairs of Barbados and that Prime Minister Stuart has spoken firmly of that issue.
In recognition of the legacy of former Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, the late Sir K Dwight Venner, the Bank will be naming the Phase 1 headquarters building in his honour. The naming ceremony is scheduled to take place in Saint Lucia tomorrow. Sir Dwight passed on 22nd December last year in Saint Lucia.
Three high level regional meetings are scheduled to take place in St. Kitts and Nevis this week namely the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank’s (ECCB) Growth Forum with Social Partners, meeting of the ECCB Monetary Council and the 64th Meeting of the OECS Authority. Many Caribbean leaders are expected to be in attendance including the President of the Executive Council of Martinique, Mr. Alfred Marie-Jeanne. One of the matters down for discussion is the application of French Saint-Martin as an Associate Member of the OECS.