Revue de presse du 27 octobre 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 27 OCTOBRE 2017
I Witness News
Speaking on the eve of the 38th Independence Anniversary, the ECCB Governor Timothy Antoine, listed the many challenges which the country is facing namely climate change, vulnerability to economic shocks, crime and unemployment, among others. He further went to detail climate change and it effects, while reminding that is indeed real.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
St Lucia Times
The Mayor of Castries has taken the Police Force to task questioning their service to the country. He notes that there has been an apparent lack of police patrols in the City, particularly when there are cruise ships in the port. He says that the officers are more interested in doing private work, rather than safeguarding the citizens. He calls on the Commissioner of Police to put a stop to these special duty services.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
BVI Platinum News
Premier Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith has confirmed that he did not meet with IMF officials when he attended the World Bank meeting in Washington some weeks ago. The Premier, however, says the Territory has not ruled out a deal with the international lending agency, particularly as it seeks international support in rebuilding after the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
During the 4th CARICOM-Mexico Summit held in Belize last Wednesday, a joint declaration which encompasses a Strategy for Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management was issued, to strengthen already existing cooperation in some keys areas such as training and exchange of best practices in raising awareness, emergency response and rehabilitation of infrastructure, among others. In recent times, a few member countries of CARICOM, as well as Mexico, have been serious affected by natural disasters.
St Lucia News Online
The St Lucia Medical and Dental Association, which serves as both a trade union and a professional organization, has issued a statement on the much debated St Jude Hospital Reconstruction project and the Owen King EU Hospital. The President of the SLMDA, Dr Alphonsus St Rose says that the Association is disturbed about the current state of affairs in the Health sector and is therefore calling on the Government to act decisively and responsibly to resolve this crisis.
FRANCE - EU
Dominica News Online
Following the severe destruction caused by Hurricane Maria last month, the European Union has been providing continued support to the Government and people of Dominica. An additional €500,000 in humanitarian aid is being provided which will be used for immediate shelter and household materials for vulnerable families. The EU has committed its continued support in the recovery and reconstruction of the country.