Revue de presse du 21 avril 2017
Newly accredited Swedish Ambassador to St Kitts & Nevis, and the rest of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Her Excellency Ms. Elisabeth Eklund, paid a courtesy call on the Premier of Nevis, Honourable Vance Amory yesterday. She says that her country shares similar values, approaches to global challenges and belief in multi-lateral solutions to these challenges, as the Federation. The Premier expressed gratitude for the opportunity.
St Lucia News Online
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, will present his make his first budget presentation as Prime Minister and Minister of Finance when the Second Session of the Eleventh Parliament convenes on Tuesday 25th April. The Governor General will also deliver her throne speech, which many are assuming may be her final.
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Caribbean News Now
As a follow-up to the objection letter written to the US State Department by the Antiguan authorities regarding inaccuracies and misrepresentation of the country in its 2017 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, Antigua & Barbuda’s ambassador to the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders met with officials of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement earlier this week.
The reports of the three working groups set up to discuss the challenges which the country is facing regarding its foreign reserves and fiscal deficit is finally in, and the Barbados Private Sector Association summoned an urgent meeting with its operators on the recommendations made in the reports and to come up with much needed solutions to the country’s economic woes.
The Office of the Prime Minister has announced that the 2017 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals are due to be delivered before the end of May. Barbadians could be in for more trouble as the Governments seeks to correct its worrying fiscal deficit and foreign reserves. Recommendations from the reports submitted by the working groups will be used by the Finance Minister in the upcoming budget presentation.
The decline in tourist arrivals to the country is being blamed on the devaluation of the British pound sterling according to Government officials. The Chief Executive Officer of the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority also weighed in by saying that the plunge in tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom is a result of the decision taken by the country to exit the European Union.
St Lucia Times
Days before the first round of voting and during a television debate by candidates, ISIS carried out a deadly attack on a police bus at the Champs-Elysées in Paris. The attacker, who according to French media reports was on the intelligence radar, was shot dead at the scene. One police officer was killed and two others injured in the terror attack.