Revue de presse du 1er novembre 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 01 NOVEMBRE 2017
Leader of the Opposition, Mia Mortley, has taken the Acting Governor of the Central Bank, Cleviston Haynes to task on the bank’s report on the performance of the economy during the first nine month of this year. She notes that it was astonishing that foreign reserves had declined by 40 per cent since 2016, while the Government’s debt had increased yet again. She went further to call the report a Halloween horror.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE
Caribbean News Now
In an interview during the 2017 China Offshore Conference in Shanghai, Head of the Citizenship by Investment Unit of Dominica, Emmanuel Nanthan boasted and praised that his country is now the platinum brand in the Caribbean, and no longer St Kitts & Nevis. He suggested that while the latter had a respected and popular program for many years, the introduction of the Hurricane Relief Fund reduced donation option, which was supposed to increase interest, is having the opposition effect.
Dominica News Online
Prime Minister of Dominica met with World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean to discuss the findings of post disaster needs assessment and the World Bank support for recovery and reconstruction. Preliminary results from the damage and loss assessment conducted jointly by World Bank, UN, CDB, ECCB and EU, estimate that Hurricane Maria brought damage and losses equivalent to approximately US$1.3 billion. The Vice President also took the opportunity to reaffirm his deepest solidarity and support to Dominica.
ENVIRONNEMENT - CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
The St Kitts Nevis Observer
During the Toronto Global Forum, Prime Minister of Saint Kitts-Nevis Dr. Timothy Harris, who was entrusted with the high-profile task of introducing the forum titled “Paving the way for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure”, made an impassioned plea on behalf of Caribbean Small Island States. Dr. Harris, as done in the recent past by fellow colleagues of the region, made it clear that while the Caribbean is a minimal contributor to climate change, its islands are being severely impacted by such.
FRANCE - EU
St Lucia Star
Following two major hurricanes that caused widespread damage across the region, the European Investment Bank (EIB), a long-term lending institution of the European Union, will provide a donation of EUR 250 000 to emergency aid agencies in order to assist victims. The monies were raised among the staff and topped up by the Bank, which is committed to supporting the victims of humanitarian catastrophes.
St Lucia Times
Since the first quarter of 2011, when major economies of the world witnessed deep recession caused by the global financial crisis, the Eurozone is enjoying its strongest and most sustained growth period. The single currency bloc, which is made up of 19 countries, recorded a 2.5 percent growth in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the year before. It has been noted that the economic growth is more broad based across sectors and countries and no longer heavily reliant on one main economy.