Revue de presse du 25 octobre 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 25 OCTOBRE 2017
Former Minister for Tourism and Investment, Asot Michael, has issued a statement regarding his suspension from the Antiguan Cabinet by the Prime Minister, after hearing of his arrest in the United Kingdom. He says that Prime Minister Browne acted on speculation and did not even contact him to know what the situation was. He called the decision unfortunate and one guided by misinformation.
Dominica News Online
CARICOM Heads of Government and their Foreign Ministers are in Belize attending the CARICOM-Mexico Summit. The President of Mexico, his Foreign Minister, the Prime Minister of Belize as well as CARICOM Secretary-General will also be in attendance. Prime Minister of Grenada Keith Mitchell, who is also the Chairman of CARICOM, will chair the meeting. The meeting is seen as an important opportunity for the Caribbean Community to strengthen cooperation with Mexico.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE
Economist Jeremy Stephen is warning that the only feasible options left for the Freundel Stuart Administration is to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or some other international funding agency, or face up to a devaluation of the Barbados dollar, if its sources of private sector financing continue to dry up. He was speaking to the recent confirmation that some of the country’s major investment firms now had a decreased appetite for Government securities fearing that that country could soon default on its debt.
Caribbean News Now
A controversial unauthorised herpes vaccine trial on some Americans and Brits which took place in Saint Kitts last year by a leading US researcher is raising concerns for many. It is believed that the Food and Drug Administration was unaware of the trial until it was over. The Government of Saint Kitts-Nevis remains silent, although it had promised an investigation into the matter.
FRANCE - EU
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is currently visiting Brussels, accompanied by a delegation, to discuss the areas of cooperation in which the European Union can assist the country following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria last month. The Prime Minister stated his optimism and confidence in the negotiations with the European grouping.
St Lucia Times
According to the European Union chief, Donald Tusk, the departure of Britain from the European Union remains the bloc’s toughest test, noting that the final outcome will be up to London. He is calling for unity among members. Brexit talks are progressing slowly, held up by differences such as the rights of citizens directly affected by Brexit, among others.