Revue de presse du 24 février 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 24 FEVRIER 2017
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
The Caribbean Development Bank has applauded the Government of Grenada for the measures implemented to revive the economy. The bank also praised the decision to establish laws to curtail spending. The Keith Mitchel Administration has introduced as series of stringent measures since assuming office four years ago.
St Lucia News Online
The DSH project has again come to the spotlight with the Vieux Fort Concerned Citizens Coalition for Change (VFCCCC) delivering a petition to the Office of The Prime Minister expressing concerns by the community and St Lucia at large regarding the project. The same was also copied to the Governor General, the Leader of the Opposition and the Parliamentary Representative of Vieux Fort South.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
The Court of Appeal has rejected the second appeal by the Governor of the Central Bank, thereby giving clearance to the Minister of Finance to get rid of the Governor. The Governor has been at the helm for the past eight years.
Because of integrity issues which are being uncovered ever so often the Member of the St Christopher and Nevis Police Force, including the High Command, will be subjected to a vetting process to include background checks, drug testing and polygraph tests to name a few. The Commissioner of Police informed of these new measures at a press conference.
Dominica News Online
A former officer of the Office of the DPP in Dominica, who is now a Senior Public Prosecutor in Turks & Caicos, is speaking out on and has taken issue with the address by the President of Dominica following the violence which took place in the capital Roseau on 7th February, after a public meeting hosted by the opposition parties.
On Thursday, the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) launched the “Weather and Climate Ready Nation” programme for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. The programme is aimed at improving resilience to severe weather, increased climate variability and climate change. The project is sponsored by USAID/OFDA, along with other regional and international agencies.
Rubis Caribbean Chief Executive Officer says he is not prepared to walk away without a fight and that the company will pursue all legal avenues to prevent an oil storage monopoly. The statement comes in light of the sale of the country’s lone oil terminal to petroleum giant Sol Group. Rubis has invested approximately $100 million in the country.
St Lucia Times
A high profile trade show themed “A Unique Buying Experience”, the largest of its kind, will take place in Saint Lucia from 9th to 12th March 2017. The event is organised by the OECS Commission, in collaboration with the Saint Lucia’s Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA), and the Ministry of Commerce. More than 100 exhibitors have confirmed participation, including exporters from Martinique and the OECS.