Revue de presse du 24 juillet 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 24 JUILLET 2017
Dominica News Online
During his speech at the opening of the 9th Biennial CARICOM-UN General Meeting in New York, the UN Secretary General lauded CARICOM’s leadership. He also highlighted CARICOM’s spearheading of the General Assembly discussion on non-communicable diseases. The Caribbean Community was granted observer status by the General Assembly 25 years ago.
The private sector and trade union members have planned a protest march in Barbados tomorrow over allegations of the Government’s indifference to the demands of public officers for pay increase, claims which the Prime Minster has denied. The Prime Minister says that he would do nothing to stop the march but warned that the organisers would not force his Government to revise the controversial National Social Responsibility Levy.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has taken over the chairmanship of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Monetary Council, for a second time. The ceremony was held in Roseau last week Friday. He took over from Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda, Gaston Browne. The ECCB Monetary Council is the highest decision making authority of the bank and consist of eight Finance Ministers from the OECS member states.
A little over two months since Emmanuel Macron assumed the Presidency of the French Republic and his popularity rating has slumped by ten percentage points, according to an Ifop poll on the weekend. 64 per cent of French people were satisfied with Macron in June, while 54 per cent in July, which makes it the biggest decline for a new President since Jacques Chirac in 1995.
St Lucia Times
The hunt continues for a Saint Lucian in the name of Reagan Henry who escaped from a Guadeloupe prison last week where he was serving a life sentence for murder. Henry previously served a ten year prison sentence in Martinique after which he was deported to his homeland, Saint Lucia. He later returned to Martinique where he murdered 50 year old Michel Mignon. He was transferred to Guadeloupe after he attempted to escape from Martinique prison.