Revue de presse du 21 juin 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 21 JUIN 2017
St Lucia News Online
Opposition members have once again walked out of Parliament in protest of what they call the “spiteful and vindictive” behaviour of the Prime Minister. They exited the second debate of the Appropriation Bill, after a speech by one of their own. The Leader of the Opposition who convened a press conference shortly after said the walk-out was necessary after the Prime Minister crossed a number of lines.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Caribbean News Now
The heads of government of the OECS member states with CIP programmes convened a meeting in Saint Lucia last week to discuss further harmonisation of the programmes across the region and consider ways in which strategic collaboration could enhance the quality of the programme. The maintenance of international credibility and integrity for the programme was outlined as a priority.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
St Lucia News Online
Prime Minister Chastanet says that his administration is indeed concerned about the number of homicides in the country so far for the year, with just 3 less than the total for last year. Some measures are being explored by his Government to deal with the crime situation in particular that of making improvements in the judicial system to boost crime fighting abilities. He says that delay in taking those committing crime to justice is just too long.
A team from the International Monetary Fund is in Barbados during which time they met with the Finance Minister, Chris Sinckler and other Ministry officials. Information on what was discussed has not been forthcoming, except to say that it was a courtesy visit.
St Lucia Times
To prepare the country for the impacts of climate change, the Government is currently developing a National Adaptation Plan. In that light, a series of workshops will be held to foster conversation on the matter. The Plan will be used to identify medium and long term climate change adaptation needs, and implementing strategies and actions to address those needs. The workshops are being supported by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, with funding from the United States.
A toolkit to assist small island developing states in dealing with their issues on climate change has been developed. The Law and Climate Change kit which is being designed by UN Environment, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework of Climate Change will provide countries with a comprehensive source of methods, good practices and knowledge on climate change legislation.