Revue de presse du 24 novembre 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 24 NOVEMBRE 2017
A visa waiver agreement was signed in September between Saint Kitts- Nevis and the Russian Federation which will allow citizens of both countries to travel to each other’s country for a period not exceeding ninety days. A reception to celebrate the entry into force of the said agreement was held on 21 November 2017. Foreign Affairs Minister Mark Brantley says that the Federation intends to build on the existing relationship with the Russian Federation.
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE
The economic woes in Barbados continue as the Dr DeLisle Worrell, Former Governor of the Central Bank, proposes an immediate radical restructuring of the economy. Dr Worrell’s remedy calls for the laying off of 4500 public sector workers over the next three years, while at the same time ; advising the Government to enter into a five year structural adjustment programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which would then unlock finance from other international financial institutions.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Executive Director of the Dominica Employers Federation (DEF), Achille Joseph, has called for an enquiry into what he described as the “impotency of the security forces in Dominica” in the days following Hurricane Maria. He noted that the police failed to secure the investment of the people of the country, thereby allowing a breakdown in law and order.
St Lucia Star
A crime symposium is being held at the conference room of the Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy. Several stakeholders are in dialogue with Government representatives in the first of a series of discussion regarding the crime situation confronting the country. Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security, Hermangild Francis, says several burning issues will come under scrutiny to include illegal guns, the troubling homicide rate, among others.
Following a two week Article IV consultation, Head of the mission and Deputy Division Chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned that despite the introduction of revenue generating measures, the Government will not meet its intended targets. She described the programme as being too ambitious. She also advised the Freundel Stuart Administration to take urgent corrective action to fix the situation.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Dominica News Online
At the recently concluded CARICOM-UN high-level pledging conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development of Canada announced a pledge of $100 million to support reconstruction and climate resilience efforts in the Caribbean region over the next five years.