Revue de presse du 23 juin 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 23 JUIN 2017
Caribbean News Now
CARICOM seemed severely wounded as the meeting to discuss the situation in Venezuela collapsed at the OAS summit in Mexico. Although a draft declaration presented on behalf of all CARICOM member states was not adopted at the May 31 meeting, neither was a competing draft declaration and therefore the grouping found themselves in an embarrassing position of having to vote on two drafts. In the end, the number of votes required for an adoption was not forthcoming, which the Venezuelan President considers a victory for his country.
St Lucia Times
When questioned about contesting the leadership of the United Workers Party, Former Prime Minister who is now Minister for Infrastructure, Energy and Labour, Stephenson King, has dismissed any immediate plans to regain the leadership of the party or to engage in any battle at this time. He says his main interest is to serve the people of the country, firstly the people of his Castries North Constituency.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
The Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority has confirmed that a new airline in the name of Trans Island Air 2000 will soon be commencing service to the Island. The small airline which operates out of Barbados, will offer services mainly to the southern routes, to include St Lucia and, sometime in the future, the French islands. They intend to use both airports in Dominica.
In her first meeting with European leaders, after failing to gain a parliamentary majority in a gamble election, Theresa May has promised to allow their citizens to stay in the United Kingdom after Brexit. The remaining 27 EU leaders made it clear however that the matter was not a priority on their agenda, but rather to put the bloc back on track after years of austerity and crisis. German Chancellor and recently elected French President also aired their views.