Revue de presse du 25 juillet 2017
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Dominica News Online
In making reference to the recent visit to China by members of the opposition United Workers Party, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has made it clear that there must be strict adherence to the One China Policy by all national leaders of Dominica irrespective of partisan affiliation. He says that he is hopeful that after the said visit, the One China Policy would be gladly and boldly proclaimed by the said individuals and their organisation.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Cabinet has approved, under the Tourism Stimulus and Investment Act, an application for Tourism incentives by Desert Star Holding (DSH) Caribbean Star Limited to facilitate the construction and development of the much controversial “Pearl of the Caribbean” project to be undertaken in the South of the island. According to the Prime Minister, the project is yet to receive CIP approval but the dialogue continues between the relevant parties.
Caribbean News Now
Earlier this week the Government of Grenada denied allegations that an approved CIP marketing agent had received a significant sum of money from a Ukrainian business in lieu for a Grenadian diplomatic passport, the said agent namely Henley & Partners is also denying having any knowledge or involvement in such.
Marla Dukharan, one of the region’s leading economic experts is advising the Government to decide whether it is sticking with its home-grown austerity programme or turn to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for help, an advice which has been dismissed repeatedly by Prime Minister Stuart. She further noted that Barbadians will not escape the painful remedies required to fix the ailing economy, no matter which political party wins the next general elections.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
I Witness News
Monique Clarke, a 44 year old mother of two died Tuesday morning at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital where she was hospitalised for second and third degree burns to 85 percent of her body after she was set on fire by her common-law husband. Pedro Ashton, has since been charged for the incident and is scheduled to reappear in court on 4th September since his arraignment on 15th August.
St Lucia Times
According to reports and publications in a British online site, a 45 year old British Doctor, said she was raped while on a sailing break in Saint Lucia earlier this year. She said the incident took place at Rodney Bay hours after her arrival in the country. The St Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association has weighed in on the report noting the serious implications which such could have on the tourism industry, and by extension the economy. 60 cases of rape were reported in the country last year.