Revue de presse du 20 juillet 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 20 JUILLET 2017
H.E. Fernando Garcia-Casas met with OECS Director General Dr Didacus Jules in an effort to forge closer relations between Spain and the OECS Commission. The two parties have agreed to work closely together for shared prosperity and development outcomes, while establishing new avenues of cooperation in different areas.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Dominica News Online
The controversial Miami-based blogger, Kenneth Rijock, has finally been served with lawsuit documents from Dominican officials, among those the Honourable Prime Minister. This comes after he refused to retract, apologize and pay compensation for allegations made regarding blank Dominican passports given to the Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco in Dominica. The other officials related to the matter are the Foreign Affairs Minister, the National Security Minister and Police Inspector, Pellam Jno Baptiste.
The citizens of the Federation are in full support of the efforts being made the Timothy Harris Administration in crime fighting. There has been an obvious increase in police presence in the communities over the last few weeks. Various stakeholders such as the Police, Defence Force and Customs have combined their efforts in various operations which have led to the seizure and confiscation of illegal items.
St Lucia Times
An exhibition will be opened on 20th July at Porchester Castle in the UK, to tell the story of the African-Caribbean soldiers who were transported from Saint Lucia n 1796 to Porchester Castle. These soldiers, who were all black, were freed from slavery by the French in 1794 and fought for France against the British. Among those was the name Louis Delgrès, who later became leader of the resistance movement in Guadeloupe.
St Lucia Times
The Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security, Senator the Honourable Hermangild Francis will be in Martinique for the next two days to take part in a Franco-Saint Lucia Security meeting. Francis who is accompanied by the Director of Public Prosecution and the Acting Commissioner of Police says that his country wants to strengthen ties with the French territory in its fights against illegal guns and drugs. The Franco-Saint Lucia Joint Security Committee was established in 2004, and is scheduled to meet twice yearly.