Revue de presse du 20 juin 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 20 JUIN 2017
St Lucia News Online
After months of turmoil in Venezuela, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet finally speaks out on the situation stating that his country is clearly keeping its position on the importance of human rights and democracy. He further lamented the bigger issue of security which the situation poses to his country and the other southern states.
I Witness News
The positions being advocated by two CARICOM leaders namely Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and Antiguan Prime Minister Gaston Browne, on the ongoing political conflict in Venezuela, are being dismissed as foolishness. Former Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding, who is also a former CARICOM head, says that it should not be support for Venezuela because they have been good to us.
The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) has advised that Grenada and its dependencies are no longer under threat of the tropical system. Grenadians are breathing a sigh of relief. Bret is said to have caused little or no destruction despite gusty winds and showers. However, persons are still being asked to remain vigilant as there may be unexpected gusts in showers and rainfall.
Caribbean News Now
During a courtesy call last week to Barbados, Peter Linder, Germany’s special envoy, took the opportunity to solicit the support of the country for its candidacy to the United Nations Security Council 2019-2020. He also reiterated the emphasis which Germany places on issues such as international peace, security and climate change and its particular commitment to the Paris Climate Change agreement. Senator Darcy Boyce who was deputising as Prime Minister promised to pass on the message.
Roseau will join more than 300 cities around the world in observing « Fête de la Musique” on 21st June 2017. The Global Music Day concert which will bring together musicians, singing groups and bands from a variety of genres to show off their talents, is organized by the Alliance Française and will take place on Wednesday 21st June 2017, with no entrance fee.
St Lucia Times
Security forces have been targeted in France once again, as a car deliberately hit a police van before bursting into flames in Central Paris, on Avenue des Champs Elysées. The driver died but police found a rifle, handguns and gas bottles in the vehicle. The Interior Minister has called the incident an “attempted attack”.
St Lucia Times
Formal Brexit negotiations finally began on Monday between Britain and the European Union, almost exactly a year after Britain’s referendum to leave the bloc. Britain’s representative says that while there would be challenges ahead he wanted a good relationship with the EU. Britain’s future is not the only thing at stake but the EU’s place in the world, which could be undermined if an agreement is not reached by March 2019.