Revue de presse du 21 février 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 21 FEVRIER 2017
Donville Inniss, Minister for Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business has weighed in on the row between his colleague Minister for Finance and the Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados. Unlike his other colleague Minister for Housing, he did not support the Minister.
Dominica News Online
Following the latest arrest on Monday 20th February of the Member of Parliament for Roseau Central, Honourable Joseph Isaac, the opposition United Workers Party is calling on the Prime Minister and his Administration to put an immediate end to its continued Political persecution.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
The Caribbean Development Bank is projecting that the region will experience economic growth of approximately 1.7 per cent in 2017. However, the Director of Economics has warned that such will not be sufficient to stimulate employment especially among the youth, and reduce high debt levels.
Dominica News Online
Since 2016 the government has engaged in the services of a well-qualified consultant to independently review the appointments of diplomats. The Prime Minister made the previous statement in light of the allegations regarding the issuance of diplomatic passports.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
St Kitts & Nevis Observer
Following the National Crime Reduction Symposium which was held in St Kitts earlier this month, officials at the Ministry of National Security are pouring over suggestions and recommendations from stakeholder groups as to ways their respective agencies can actively contribute to prevent and reduce crime in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Antigua’s Health Minister, Molwyn Joseph, has indicated that the country is formulating a plan to extend its kidney transplant services to other members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The island completed its first transplant last month and within days, the second was successfully performed.
The Minister of Public Infrastructure with responsibility for Energy says that his administration is committed to investing in alternative energy, pursuing geothermal energy production. In September 2015, Minister Liburd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Teranov, a French engineering and services company for new and renewable energy based in Guadeloupe. The MOU included a road map that could possibly see the production of geothermal energy in 2020.
St Lucia News Online
The Batral “Dumont D’Urville” of the French Navy will be docked at Castries harbour, Saint Lucia, making a courtesy call during three days, from Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd February 2017. This call is on the occasion of the celebration of the 38th Independence Anniversary of Saint Lucia.