Revue de presse du 29 juin 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 29 JUIN 2017
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
Caribbean News Now
Despite calls by the Opposition United Progressive Party to suspend the approval of any further CIP applications following the decision by the Canadian government to impose visa on Antiguans, the Chief Executive Officer of the CIP Unit has assured all stakeholders and the general public that citizenships granted under the programme have been processed in accordance with the law and international best practices.
Caribbean News Now
More than 450 persons from nineteen borrowing members of the Caribbean Development Bank will be undergo training in order to assist their governments in more effectively manage policies, programmes and projects. Barbados and Saint Lucia are among the countries which have enrolled to take part in the training.
SECURITE ET JUSTICE
With a rise in criminal activity, particularly a situation where homicides have moved from single digit in 2005 to double digits over a six year period, the Government has appointed a National Security Advisor-designate in the person of Retired Major General Stewart Saunders. Saunders, a Jamaican national, who has a wealth of experience in security, met with the Prime Minister who is also the Minister for National Security and other officials of the Ministry.
Dominica News Online
A team of French technicians visited Dominica to assist the Division of Agriculture in combatting the deadly Black Sigatoka fungus which is affecting the banana industry of the country and other countries of the region. Black Sigatoka which is the popular disease affecting bananas, was first detected in Dominica in 2012.
St Lucia News Online
The Mayor of Castries recently visited the Town of Vaulcin in Martinique in an effort to strengthen a long-term working relationship. He was accompanied by a Councillor and his Press and Communications Manager. During the visit, he participated in several activities including the Mayor’s parade and cultural exchanges with associations from Dominica and Guadeloupe, among others.
Acting Foreign Affairs Minister of Grenada, Nicolas Steele says that the CARICOM office on trade will be leading the discussions on trade talks with the United Kingdom post-Brexit, an item which is high on the agenda of the next CARICOM Heads of Government meeting scheduled to take place in Grenada from 4 – 6 July 2017. He noted that many of the treaties which exist currently are with the European Union and will have to be re-negotiated.