Revue de presse du 23 janvier 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 23 JANVIER 2017
Leader of the Opposition of St Kitts and Nevis and leader of the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, the Right Honourable Dr Denzil Douglas, led the opposition in a walk-out after chiding the Speaker of the National Assembly, Honourable Michael Perkins, for a display of gross, flagrant, and unjust conduct in the parliament. He declared that the actions of the Speaker and the government present a clear and present danger to the federation’s democracy and the traditional democratic practices of St Kitts and Nevis.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
St Lucia Star
Invest St Lucia and the Government of Saint Lucia seeks to clarify and provide answers to the controversial and much talked about « Pearl of the Caribbean » project to be undertaken by Desert Star Holding. A fact sheet and a facebook account have been set up to provide information on the project.
I Witness News
The regional civil aviation authority has granted permission for the operation of the Argyle International Airport in Saint Vincent beginning February 14, 2017. The Prime Minister who also has ministerial responsibility for civil aviation matters, indicated such during a press conference on Monday 23rd January 2017.
Caribbean News Now
CARICOM and the Netherlands have renewed a mechanism for diplomatic cooperation with the accreditation of a new envoy to CARICOM. Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM Secretary-General, says the Community was keen to learn more of Netherland’s experiences in a number of areas such as environmental protection, renewable energy, agriculture, chemical and port infrastructure to name a few.
St Lucia News Online
Government will soon make a decision on the state owned cashed-strapped radio station. Minister responsible for information has indicated that the company has an outstanding debt of over 1 million EC dollars which was inherited. With preliminary assessment it would appear that perhaps the broadcasting company is overstaffed.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
St Kitts & Nevis Observer
An opinion piece previously published in The Observer newspaper argues pro-capital punishment as a fit, fair and just penalty for those who visit murder on others of their fellowmen. But , more importantly, and more germane to this debate, is the defiant refusal of the powers that be to activate the capital punishment apparatus that our laws provide as a definitive means of addressing the vexing issue.
In light of Antigua & Barbuda’s plan to become a hub for transplants, ministers of health and finance in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are being challenged to act on plans to create specialized hubs for health services in their respective countries. Former Minister for Health in Saint Lucia, Alvina Reynolds, said the member states “have not moved beyond the words on paper” after many years. Reynolds highly commended Antigua & Barbuda for its decision to become a transplant hub in the OECS.
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is calling for an “organized” Caribbean response to prevent, detect and treat hepatitis, as the first report on the viral disease reveals the enormous scale of the silent epidemic in the Americas, including the Caribbean. PAHO said Hepatitis B and C are estimated to cause about 125,000 deaths each year, more deaths than tuberculosis and HIV infection combined.
Dominica News Online
Minister for Agriculture Johnson Drigo has announced that the much talked about national abattoir will finally be commissioned by late February. He also stated that farmers are taking advantage of a special loan facility at the AID Bank for the pork and poultry sector. He called out to the Dominican consumers to support local. The $10-million abattoir is financed by the government of Venezuela.
The Alliance will be part of the Nobel Laureate Festival for the first time this year. The play “Salômé” written in French by Oscar Wilde will be performed in French and will be used as a stimulus for a panel after. The festival which is organized by the Nobel Laureate Festival Committee is under the chairmanship of Her Excellency the Governor General of Saint Lucia.