Revue de presse du 26 septembre 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 26 SEPTEMBRE 2017
St Lucia Star
In the margins of the General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly which recently took place in New York, the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia signed a visa waiver agreement with the United Arab Emirates to facilitate the movement of citizens between the two countries. The Government of Saint Lucia has also strengthened its technical cooperation with the UAE over the past years, especially in the area of renewable energy.
The St Kitts & Nevis Observer
Questions are being asked as to whether the former Prime Minister and now leader of the Opposition, Denzil Douglas is a double agent. Prime Minister Timothy is concerned that the Opposition Leader appears to be more concerned with the happenings in other neighouring islands, such as Dominica and Antigua, and not his own country. It is believed that Douglas currently holds a Dominica Diplomatic Passport.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE
Caribbean News Now
St Kitts & Nevis Ambassador to the United States, Thelma Phillip-Browne says that there has been a “misrepresentation” of the press release regarding the cut in investment requirement for its programme so as to create a hurricane relief fund. She says only a proportion of the contribution that is going to the relief fund and not a drop in the overall figure in order to compete as being reported.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Chief of Police, Daniel Carbon is confirming that there have been 27 deaths, 27 people missing and an additional 18 suspected to be missing, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria which struck the island on Monday 18th September. It was reported that just after the hurricane persons were seen rummaging businesses for food and other non-essential items. He also notes that the police have put a halt to the looting and a number of arrests have been made in that regard.
St Lucia News Online
A British military aircraft arrived at the Hewanorra International Airport yesterday with seven male inmates from Her Majesty’s Prison in the British Virgin Islands. Governor Gus Jaspert confirmed having signed an Emergency Powers for the Transfer of Prisoners and issued warrants of transfers for those inmates. The Prime Minister of Saint Lucia had previously made the offer to house the prisoners in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.