Revue de presse du 20 décembre 2016
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 20 DECEMBRE 2016
The Team Unity Government reiterated during this month’s National Assembly proceedings its commitment to properly managing the affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis and ameliorating arrangements that were entered into without due diligence and feasibility studies under the previous administration.
St Lucia News Online
Some Saint Lucians gathered outside of Parliament on Tuesday to express their dissatisfaction with the government’s move to sign a multi-million dollar deal with Deserts Starts Holding Company Limited (DSH). Most of those protesters are residents of Vieux Fort and surrounding communities.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris, who is also National Security Minister, has praised the work of the Barbados based Regional Security System (RSS) saying that it remains an integral part of the region in the fight against crime and other illegal activities.
OECS Director General, Dr. Didacus Jules is praising the efforts to move away from a colonial past and mindset. He also lamented that we are still loitering institutionally as evidenced by the reluctance and timidity around our full embrace of the Caribbean Court of Justice, even when the Privy Council has indicated that it does not wish to continue to exercise jurisdiction over us.
St Lucia News Online
Twenty-two newly hired city police officers were sworn in Monday at a special ceremony in the Office of the Mayor led by His Lordship, Mayor Peterson D. Francis. The team includes 9 women and 14 men, among them former police officers from the RSLPF. They will hit the streets immediately to serve and protect the capital.
Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris has informed that the Government and the Ministry of Finance is keeping a close watch on what is happening in Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago with regards to their shortage of the United States currency.
Some members of the local fishing community appear to be in support of the government’s decision to sign a maritime boundaries agreement with France that will confine fishers from Guadeloupe, while protecting local stakeholders, from intrusion. A number of fishermen believe that it was a step in the right direction.
A local oncologist has said there are several factors at play which could be contributing to high cancer rates within the region. A recent study conducted by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in the Unites States have found that the rates of death from breast cancer among other cancers are two to nine times higher in the Caribbean, compared to the US.