Revue de presse du 21 août 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 21 AOUT 2017
St Lucia News Online
In response to a call by the opposition for a referendum to allow for a fixed date for general elections, Prime Minister Gaston Browne says that such will not be if it is not a demand of the people. He reiterated that any constitutional change that his government will pursue must be driven by the populace and not political opponents.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Caribbean News Now
Well-known US financial crime consultant, Kenneth Rijock is reporting that a Ukrainian businessman linked to Dubai who wanted to buy a diplomatic passport from a Caribbean country, did transfer $1 000 000 through a citizenship by investment agent namely Henley and Partners to Grenada. However, questions are being asked on the legitimacy of the transaction, after Grenada arranged for a refund, through one of its ministers.
On 1st August 2017, the processing fees for the citizenship by investment application were significantly reduced with approval from Cabinet. The Citizenship by Investment Unit says that such was done so as to increase the country’s competitiveness in the Caribbean region, considering the country no longer has visa-free access to Canada. Despite, the leader of the Democratic National Alliance is calling for an explanation and is asking why the Government is operating the CIP with such secrecy.
The St Kitts-Nevis Observer
Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, who is also the Chairman of CARICOM, has expressed condolences from the Region to the Prime Minister of Spain following the terrorists attacks which killed fourteen civilians and left more than a hundred injured. He also underscored the need for the global community to deepen their cooperation in order to reduce the instances of such heinous acts.