Revue de presse du 24 avril 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 24 AVRIL 2017
Dominica News Online
During a National Consultation on 24th April 2017 at the State House Conference Centre, Prime Minister Skerrit warned his fellow citizens that continued attacks on the Citizenship by Investment Programme could result in its demise. He says the programme is the method of economic survival and sustainability of the country, particularly in this world of economic competition.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRES
The US firm which was contracted by the government to conduct a feasibility study on the construction of an international airport presented its findings to Cabinet on Thursday last week and has reported that the project is “feasible”. Cabinet has mandated the said firm to proceed with the plans. Plans for the construction of the international airport were announced by the government in May 2014.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Caribbean News Now
Members of the Royal St Lucia Police Force who were accused of committing a number of alleged extrajudicial killings, during the highly controversial Operation Restore Confidence initiated by the then Stephenson King Administration, may soon face prosecution. The current Prime Minister last year indicated that a special prosecutor would be dealing with the matter. Former Leader of the SLP and then Prime Minister Dr Kenny contracted IMPACS to further investigate the matter, after local inquests had already concluded that six of those killings were justified.
The Fourth Council of Ministers of Environment, consisting of the Ministers responsible for the Environment in each of the member countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, will meet in Grenada later this week. The meeting will be preceded by a Green Climate Fund Structured Dialogue.
St Lucia Times
In an effort to provide more accurate climatic date and forecasts, the Government of Saint Lucia is aiming to strengthen its hydrological and meteorological services. Such is required to improve planning and decision-making in weather dependent economic sectors such as agriculture and tourism which the country is heavily dependent upon. In addition to such, climate change presents its own problems.
After the first round of presidential elections in France over the weekend where centrist Emmanuel Macron emerged at the top to be in a run off in two weeks with far right candidate Marine Le Pen, the European stock markets and the euro have risen higher, particularly in France. A market analyst says Macron is likely to be the final vote of confidence for the EU and is the strongest opponent in what is a critical year for the future of the Union.
St Lucia Times
39 year old centrist Emmanuel Macron will face off far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in the second round on 7th May. Macron, who started his own movement “En Marche” won the first round. Conservative candidate François Fillon who finished in third place and Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon who finished in fifth place respectively, have both called on their supporters to get behind Macron.