Revue de presse du 28 mars 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 28 MARS 2017
Caribbean News Now
Member of Parliament for Castries South of the Opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party Dr. Ernest Hilaire has filed a claim for defamation against the Prime Minister Allen Chastanet. Hilaire says that the Prime Minister made statements that he was involved in financial impropriety during his tenure as High Commissioner to the UK and was therefore not fit to be Chairman of the Citizenship by Investment board.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
The US Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Linda S Taglialatela, believes the fingerprints of recipients of passports under the Citizenship by Investment Programmes should be taken before receiving the passports. Biometric data on individuals would allow for additional checks and balances.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
Police Chief, Mr Daniel Carbon, has turned down an application by the opposition United Workers Party to hold a march in the capital on Thursday 30th March 2017. He said that the request was denied on the grounds of public safety and national security reasons. Last month the opposition parties jointly held a public meeting calling on the Prime minister and his cabinet to resign, after which many businesses were damaged and looted and many persons arrested as a result.
Caribbean News Now
The OECS Commission recently convened the 18th Meeting of the free movement of people working group, where senior officials from the immigration departments of the OECS member states, representatives of the OECS Commission and OECS Commissioners were in attendance. The main purpose of the said meeting was to discuss the implementation of the indefinite stay regime and the rights contingent to the free movement of people regime.
Dominica News Online
The Government is looking at another initiative to have agricultural produce sold at supermarkets in neighbouring Martinique. According to the Minister for Agriculture, his government has been working with top supermarkets in the French territory and they have made requests for Dominican produce. The government is also in a broil with the opposition over the said initiative, on who should take the credit.