Revue de presse du 27 juillet 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 27 JUILLET 2017
An attorney at law who is also a Labour Party candidate says that Prime Minister Stuart has clothed his personality in the robes of a monarch and is therefore displaying his inability to grasp the burdensome tax of the National Social Responsibility Levy, which makes it difficult for him to deal with the concerns being raised by the trade unions and the private sector. He went further to say that the Prime Minister is ill-equipped to review or change something he knows nothing about.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Dominica News Online
The 2017/2018 budget amounting to more than EC$854 million dollar will be presented in Parliament today by the Honourable Prime Minister. Skerrit says a number of critical issues will be addressed in the estimates of recurrent and capital expenditure. He says one of the critical areas will be the training of teachers and parents on how to provide for children with special needs. New protocols have been set for the sitting of Parliament today by the House Speaker.
According to the Minister responsible for the energy sector, the Government is still in the process of finalizing the deal regarding the geothermal project. The Government had signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2015 with French engineering company Teranov. The Minister explains that the matter is still before the Legal Department for its final input.
St Lucia Times
During the 5th annual St Lucia showcase which is taking place at the Sandals Grande Hotel, the Minister with responsibility for Tourism announced that the Hewanorra International Airport is preparing for a significant upgrade. Financing of the project has already been secured and his government is now in the planning phase ; thereby reviewing designs so as to ensure the best expansion plans.
Dominica News Online
Later this year in November, Air France will be launching new direct flights from the United States into the French Caribbean. The flights will be from the Hartfield-Jackson-Atlanta International into the French territory of Guadeloupe. Travellers will also be able to travel from Martinique and French Guiana to Atlanta via Pointe à Pître. It can also facilitate Dominica as a hub where persons can connect with the ferry service from the French islands.