Revue de presse du 21 août 2017

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 21 AOUT 2017

POLITIQUE

ANTIGUA

PM rejects opposition call for fixed elections date

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

GRENADA

Ukrainian businessman sends a million dollars for Grenada diplomatic passport

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.

ANTIGUA

DNA responds to reduction in CIP fees

Antigua Observer

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.

FRANCE/EU

CARICOM

CARICOM condemns “callous” terrorists attacks in Spain

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.

Dernière modification : 21/08/2017

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