Revue de presse du 27 février 2017

AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE

REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 27 FEVRIER 2017

POLITIQUE

DOMINICA

Dominica to implement diplomatic passport policy changes

Caribbean News Now

According to Prime Minister Skerrit, there will be more rigorous monitoring and measures put in place regarding the issuance of diplomatic passports from Dominica. He made those statements during an address to the nation on Friday 24th February. He also expressed regret at the unfortunate turn of events with respect to diplomatic passport holders.

SAINT VINCENT

PM goes defensive amidst airport politicization claims

I Witness News

The Prime Minister has been on the defensive trying to convince his people that his administration did not contribute to politicizing the newly constructed Argyle International Airport. His comments came as he discussed the removal of the party’s symbol “a star” placed near the control tower, on the day before the official opening.

ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE

BARBADOS

Barbados central bank governor fired

Caribbean News Now

After 2 court appearances, Dr. DeLisle Worrell, was relieved of his duties as Governor of the Barbados Central Bank last Friday. Deputy Governor Cleviston Haynes will act as Governor while the current financial controller of the central bank, Michael Carrington, will act as Deputy Governor.

OECS

OECS ports prepare for free circulation of goods

Caribbean News Now

The OECS Commission convened its second port management meeting which focused mainly on engaging the port authorities within the jurisdiction on policies and procedures for facilitating the entry of goods in the OECS customs union, also mentioned was the free circulation of goods in the OECS economic union.

BARBADOS

BCCI satisfied with arrangements for BNTCL sale

Barbados Today

The Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry says that it is satisfied with the bidding processes for the sale of the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited was properly managed, and that such will not adversely affect consumers. The two companies which submitted proposals for the purchase are Rubis Caribbean and Sol Group, the latter being the preferred bidder.

SECURITE ET JUSTICE

SAINT LUCIA

Much needed forensic laboratory may be re-opened

St Lucia Star

The Saint Lucia Forensic Laboratory which was officially opened in December 2009 and subsequently closed since May 2015 may soon be operational. Since its closing the Government has been exploring all options available to solve the many crime issues which the country is faced with. The cost of the viable options has proven to be costly to the state.

DOMINICA

Four CARICOM specialists to investigate Roseau disturbances

Dominica News Online

Minister for National Security, Rayburn Blackmore, has revealed that a team of specialist investigators in the area of public order events from CARICOM are in Dominica to assist in directing the existing investigations into the disturbances which took place in Roseau on 7th February 2017. They will then make recommendations based on their findings.

SAINT LUCIA

Human trafficking, smuggling problems for St. Lucia

The Voice

During an INTERPO sponsored project launch, the Head of the National Central Bureau revealed that St Lucia has been identified as a transit and destination for human trafficking and smuggling. There have been reports of sex workers being deported to their countries of origin, and migrants from other countries transiting to be smuggled to the USA.

Dernière modification : 27/02/2017

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