Revue de presse du 28 avril 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 28 AVRIL 2017
Caribbean News Now
The Vieux Fort Concerned Citizens Coalition for Change has organised a national protest in the southern town on Sunday against the multi-billion dollars “Pearl of the Caribbean” project which is being undertaken under the CIP by Desert Star Holdings (DSH) a Hong-Kong based company. The project has raised many questions, including environmental.
Caribbean New Now
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on Thursday assessed costs on the Opposition Leader Lennox Linton for statements made during a political event which were deemed defamatory against the then Skerrit Cabinet. The assessed cost against Linton is in the amount of £45,992.19 (US$60,000). This comes eighteen months after the Privy Council delivered its judgment in the case.
I Witness News
The Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership Project and the United Nations Development Programme have partnered to host a climate change capacity building workshop in Belize for Caribbean journalist. The aim of the initiative is to improve security, transfer technology and strengthen networks through information sharing, considering the climate change is a serious challenge for the region.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
St Lucia News Online
In this coming fiscal year, the Government plans to enact legislation which is considered critical so as to strengthen the criminal justice system. The revelations were made by Her Excellency the Governor General during her Throne Speech earlier this week. Among those are the Witness Protection and Electronic Monitoring Bills, respectively.
Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, Prime Minister of the Federation has indicated that his government will provide law enforcement agencies of the country with as much support as possible to fight against crime. Dr Harris who is also the Minister responsible for National Security says his administration maintains a zero tolerance approach to crime.
St Lucia Times
The Minister responsible for External Affairs has expressed concern about the ongoing unrest in Venezuela. She says that there are also concerns about the democratic process being respected since failure of such can have implications on security in the country. Hon. Sarah-Flood Beaubrun also spoke of the assistance and friendly relations which St Lucia has received and enjoyed from the South American country.