Revue de presse du 20 novembre 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 20 NOVEMBRE 2017
Although then Tourism and Investment Minister Asot Michael was fired by Prime Minister Gaston Browne without any firm details of his arrest in the UK last month , Minister for Information Melford Nichols says that his Government will seek clarification from the British government regarding the matter. Browne has also appointed a candidate to take care of his constituency pending the results of the enquiry.
Dominica News Online
A high-level donor conference organised by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is set to take place on 20 and 21 November 2017. The aim of the conference is to mobilise international resources from its members devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria respectively. Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, who will be in attendance, will share his vision for creating the world’s first climate resilient nation.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Saint Lucia is at the highest homicide rate ever recorded with the previous being in 2011 with 52, when the country was under a police operation called “Operation Restore Confidence”. The spike in the rate has forced the government to organize a crime symposium scheduled for next Friday. Minister with responsibility for Youth Development, Sports, Culture, Social Justice, Equity, Empowerment and Local Government recently spoke of programmes he hopes would deal with the situation.
The Mexican Government has given its final signature for funding the construction of a new hospital in Marigot. Minister for Health and Environment, Dr Kenneth Darroux, received the good news last week and noted that the new hospital is vital now more than ever given its strategic location and its proximity to the main airport.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Dominica News Online
During the visit of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to Dominica over the weekend, British International Development Secretary, who was part of the contingent, announced a twelve million pounds package for Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria. She also reaffirmed Britain’s commitment to those affected by the storm.
FRANCE - EU
A number of musicians in Martinique recently organised a concert to raise funds to assist hurricane ravaged Dominica. A cheque presentation in the amount of Five Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty Two Euros was made to the Parliamentary Representative of the Kalinago Territory. The Territory suffered damage to ninety-five percent of homes.