Revue de presse du 27 novembre 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 27 NOVEMBRE 2017
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE
Caribbean News Now
During the 11th Global Residence and Citizenship Conference which took place in Honk Kong last week, the Chair of the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Committee announced that it will join the line of a price cut for its economic citizenship programme, as done by its OECS counterpart St Kitts-Nevis in September, with Antigua & Barbuda following thereafter.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and National Security, Hermangild Francis, gave the assurance that suggestions and ideas offered during the recently concluded crime symposium will not be shelved away like other reports before, but will be taken to Cabinet and transformed into a policy to be implemented in the short, medium or long term. Participants at the symposium came up with various proposals to arrest crime, taking into account the number of homicides to date.
The matter between oil giant Rubis and a gas station owner has been sent to the High Court since mediation has failed to resolve it amicably. Since December 2016, an injunction has stopped Rubis from evicting the operator from the service station which has been in operation by the family for almost 50 years.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
On November 22, the Nevis Renewable Energy International (NREI) held its ribbon cutting ceremony at the geothermal site in Nevis to start the drilling operations for a test well. Acting Prime Minister Mark Brantley says the significance of the start of operation cannot be overstated since it has occupied the minds of governments for a while now. He also took the opportunity to note that Nevis is not alone in that quest for geothermal energy but neighbouring islands such as Dominica, St Lucia, Monsterrat and Guadeloupe are doing the same.
FRANCE - EU
More than 20 000 people representing various countries met in Bonn, Germany for the 23rd Conference of the Parties, COP23. The conference ended without achieving its goals or injecting a sense of much needed urgency. French President Emmanuel Macron noted that the effects of climate change have multiplied and are becoming increasingly intense. It should also be noted that just a little over 25 heads of state attended this conference, while over 150 attended COP21 when the Paris Agreement was being negotiated.
St Lucia News Online
The Public Prosecutor in Martinique has confirmed that two saint Lucian nationals ages 36 and 51 respectively, have been remanded in custody in the French neighbouring territory for possession of four bales of cocaine during an operation by the Navy’s surveillance Frigate. The two men were aboard a go fast speed boat.