Revue de presse du 26 octobre 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 26 OCTOBRE 2017
Former Central Bank Governor, Dr DeLisle Worrel, will in the coming weeks publish a paper outlining the main components of an appropriate strategy to address the excessive cost of Government operations and the low levels of effectiveness. He has also added his voice to that of Economist Jeremy Stephen regarding the feasible options available to the Government. His firing as Chief economic advisor has also not stopped him from speaking about the way out for the faltering economy.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Caribbean News Now
An American blogger reports that the Government requested the assistance of the United States for assistance in a criminal investigation against current Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transportation and Civil Aviation, Hon. Guy Joseph. It is alleged that the Minister in the previous UWP Administration approached then Prime Minister Stephenson King and then Minister for Housing, Urban Renewal and Local Government, Richard Frederick, to accept bribes in lieu of approval for the proposed redevelopment of the Hewanorra International Airport.
The St Kitts Nevis Observer
The passport controversy continues in the twin Federation, and has taken a new turn. Prime Minister Harris has sought legal advice on the matter regarding dual citizenship by the former Prime Minister and now Opposition Leader, Dr Denzil Douglas. Harris quoted the constitution regarding the election of a Representative of the National Assembly and notes that the matter raises a serious legal question as to whether Dr Douglas is qualified to be a Member of the Saint Kitts –Nevis Parliament.
Following his arrest and questioning by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in the United Kingdom earlier this week, Asot Micheal says that he was detained for just a routine interview and released with no conditions imposed. However, Head of the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico Department, says that Michael was arrested for questioning in connection with an investigation into bribes paid by a UK national for business contracts in the Caribbean, and went further to state that although he was released with no conditions imposed they cannot rule out possible criminal charges in due course.
FRANCE - EU
Dominica News Online
A little over a month since Hurricane Maria devastated the nature isle of the Caribbean, and the assistance continues to pour in. Electricien Sans Frontières, a French NGO registered to improve living conditions through activities providing access to electricity and water, has made a donation of 100 solar light kits, in addition to its services. Ambassador Steve Ferrol received the items on behalf of the Government.