Revue de presse du 23 mars 2017

AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE

REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 23 MARS 2017

POLITIQUE

SAINT KITTS/OECS

Statement by Chairman of the OECS Authority on deadly explosion in St. Lucia

St Lucia News Online

Dr the Hon. Timothy Harris, in his capacity as Chairman of the OECS Authority, has extended condolences to the Government and people of Saint Lucia following the deadly explosion which took place at a quarry taking the lives of three persons. He also expressed gratitude to the many services and institutions, to include the authorities of Martinique, who assisted in this crisis.

ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE

GRENADA

IMF says Grenada records near four per cent economic growth last year

Antigua Observer

Following a week visit to Grenada to undertake a review of the IMF Extended Credit Facility programme, the head of the delegation says that the country has met all of the performance criteria and structural benchmarks due at the end of December 2016. The IMF official also indicated that the real GDP is estimated to have expanded by 3.9 per cent in 2016. Such positive results were driven by tourism and construction.

BARBADOS

The economic reports are in

Barbados Today

The reports of the recently established fiscal deficit and foreign reserves working groups have not been handed to the Prime Minister. The groups were set up to advise the Government on the way forward for the struggling economy. Officials are yet to disclose the contents of the reports. Indications are that the Barbados economy is seriously in the red.

OECS

Subtle but key differences in Caribbean citizenship programmes

Caribbean News Now

Five OECS Member States offer the Citizen by Investment Programme, which share many similarities but they are not equal. Investors may assume the only difference is the reputation of the island or the price of the passport but this is really not the case.

DOMINICA

Dominica’s fiscal outlook has deteriorated despite CBI revenue -IMF report

Dominica News Online

An IMF team visited Dominica earlier this month to conduct its 2017 consultation and according to their report, the country’s fiscal outlook has deteriorated despite the significant revenues derived from the Citizenship by Investment Programme. The report also indicated that economic activity was weak in 2016 due to a number of factors. However, growth is projected to accelerate to above 3% in 2017-2018.

FINANCE

GRENADA

Grenada receives grant for geothermal energy development

Caribbean News Now

Grenada is set to receive a grant in the sum of US$231,630 from the Caribbean Development Bank to enhance its capacity to realise it geothermal energy development roadmap. The Government of is also working towards meeting its target to reduce carbon emissions by 30%, for which geothermal development would make a significant contribution.

FRANCE/EU

BVI/EU

BVI seeks way around Brexit at Brussels meeting

BVI News

The BVI has indicated a keen interest in establishing closer ties with the African Caribbean and Pacific group of countries in their future arrangements with the European Union after BREXIT. The BVI engaged various stakeholders in Brussels during the Caribbean Tourism Organisation mission to Brussels.

Dernière modification : 24/03/2017

Haut de page