Revue de presse du 22 mars 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 22 MARS 2017
St Lucia Times
Once again the DSH site in the south of the island is making the headlines. The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party says it is outraged by the decision of the Government to dispatch armed police officers to the site in response to a facebook post. The party believes that the action was out of proportion and hasty on the part of the Government. It believes that the Allen Chastanet led administration is trying to send fear to those who oppose the controversial project.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Caribbean News Now
The Citizenship by Investment Unit has a new head at last and for the first time it is a female and also a national of the country. The long awaited appointment takes effect from 27th March 2017. The Prime Minister is indeed pleased with the appointment and says he is committed to advancing women in the decision making process of the country.
Dominica News Online
Stakeholders both at the national and regional level are collaborating with the OECS Commission to implement a policy for the establishment a customs union and free circulation of good regime among member states. This will serve as a trade facilitation mechanism. One of the critical components of this regime is the capacity building among the various customs departments and border control agencies.
After withdrawing the Grenada-Barbados service late last year, LIAT has announced that it will be restoring its service to Grenada. The service which is scheduled to recommence on 15th June will be a point to point service, meaning Barbados-Grenada-Barbados, and will operate four days weekly. Tourism authorities of Grenada welcome the new service.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Dr. Timothy Harris, current Chairman of the RSS Council of Ministers, raised the idea of a Forensic Institute to serve the member states of the RSS. He mentioned how costly it has been for his country to seek assistance from forensic labs overseas, making the processes even longer for some investigations to be completed. He said such would resolve a lot of criminal investigations in a speedy manner and bring greater assurance to safety and security in the region.
St Lucia Times
The Mayor of Castries has announced that parking meters will soon be installed in the City. He expects the new initiative to create more parking spaces to shoppers and visitors in the City. A comprehensive education drive will be undertaken soon to sensitize the public.
I Witness News
St Vincent is one of the eight countries of the Caribbean region to benefit from the funds made available by the Caribbean Development Bank aimed at reducing poverty in the region. The funds, which will directly impact persons in vulnerable communities, will support improved access to quality education, water and sanitation, livelihood improvement and human resource development services.
A deadly explosion took place at a quarry in the north of the island yesterday evening. Persons are confirmed dead and many others injured. The French authorities have been called upon to lend assistance to the country as a result. Some of the injured have been air-lifted to neighbouring Martinique. The Prime Minister has called on the nation to pray for the families and friends of those impacted.