Revue de presse du 28 juin 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 28 JUIN 2017
Antiguans can no longer travel to Canada without a visa and that has sparked concern and outrage among many, including the opposition United Progressive Party. The decision by the Government of Canada is being blamed on the Citizenship by Investment Programme. The party is therefore asking the Gaston Browne Administration to suspend the approval of any further CIP applications, pending the convening and outcome of a forensic audit of the programme.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Despite the recent financial statement and budgetary proposals presented by the Minister of Finance, the international rating agency Standard & Poor is maintaining its outlook on the country. Earlier this year in March, the agency downgraded the country. However, the New-York based credit rating agency says that it will continue to monitor the fiscal situation with a view to recording any improvements.
Grenada is passing legislation which is a prerequisite of Transparency International, in amending the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which will provide for the competent authority to seek financial information about its citizens residing in the United States. This can result in Grenadians residing and working out of the country to make the required financial tax payment to the Inland Revenue.
According to the Dominica Meteorological Service, a tropical wave is affecting the region during today into Thursday. It is anticipated to be cloudy, hazy and breezy with showers and possible isolated thunderstorms, particularly by this afternoon into tonight. Persons in areas prone to flooding and landslides are advised to be vigilant and exercise caution.
St Lucia Times
For the first time Switzerland has appointed a representative to Saint Lucia and CARICOM. His Excellency Didier Chassot presented his credentials to Her Excellency the Governor General of Saint Lucia last week Thursday. The Ambassador also met with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. He vowed to do his best at fulfilling his duties and enhance relations with Saint Lucia, while expressing his interests and commitments to CARICOM.
I Witness News
A group of media practitioners from the Caribbean travelled to the Belgian capital for workshops and meetings with various organizations in the city. They are accompanied by Mr Wayne Lewis, Press and Information Officer at the European Union Delegation in Barbados. They will also have a study tour of the European Union headquarters. The aim of the visit is to help Caribbean journalists become more familiar with the EU, its organs and institutions.
St Lucia News Online
Bastille Day is celebrated in France on 14th July every year as the anniversary of the great French Revolution of 1789, and this year the Alliance Française has joined the French Embassy in celebrating, by hosting and producing a Live Theatre Production titled “Bastille Day”. The event will take place at the Pigeon Island National Landmark on Friday 14th July at 6:30 p.m. with free admission.