Revue de presse du 25 juillet 2017

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 25 JUILLET 2017

POLITIQUE

SAINT VINCENT

Venezuela opposition avoiding meeting, says St Vincent PM

Caribbean News Now

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves continues to speak on the situation in Venezuela, this time saying that the opposition is the one avoiding conversation with President Maduro. He also indicates that despite the current situation there is a poll that shows Maduro has a 28 percent favourability rating. He also pointed out that the ruling party is the single largest party while the opposition is a coalition of parties.

ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE

BARBADOS

Oh no Stuart

Barbados Today

After the protest march organised by the four main trade unions and the private sector association of Barbados yesterday, the president of the Barbados Secondary Teachers Union has taken umbrage with suggestions by the Prime Minister that some elements in the country were bent on removing his Administration in office. The BSTU President had made it clear that there was no such interest, but that they are only looking for dialogue and consultation.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

SAINT LUCIA

Concern over Venezuelans heading for Saint Lucia

St Lucia Times

Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security says that concerns are growing over Venezuelans who may enter Saint Lucia. He says they have reached a stage of desperation and the situation is worrying. He also spoke of the recent arrest of two Venezuelan nationals in Saint Lucia. His government intends to speak with the relevant authorities on the matter.

FRANCE/EU

SAINT LUCIA

High number of Saint Lucians imprisoned in Martinique

St Lucia Times

According to the Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National security, who recently attended the Franco-Saint Lucia Security Meeting in Martinique, the number of Saint Lucian nationals incarcerated in the neighbouring French territory is a source of concern. He says his government will seek to obtain information on the treatment of those individuals and whether their rights are being upheld. He also spoke of French nationals who are in custody in Saint Lucia, a matter which was also brought up during the meeting.

SAINT LUCIA

Francis concerned about Guadeloupe prison escape

St Lucia Times

It is of grave concern to the Minister for National Security when he hears of prisoners escaping such high security facilities as was the case in Guadeloupe recently, where a Saint Lucian who was serving life imprisonment for murder, managed to escape the Baie-Mahault prison. He says such make him question whether our own Bordelais Correctional Facility is secure. The authorities here are monitoring the situation.

Dernière modification : 25/07/2017

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