Revue de presse du 29 mai 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 29 MAI 2017
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
The Timothy Harris Administration continued efforts and strides at improving the Citizenship By Investment Programme has yielded praises by many as it is being recognized internationally as the most trusted and successful of its kind. The Government of Saint Kitts & Nevis is working towards making the Federation’s passport one of the most valued in the Caribbean.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
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As the British Overseas Territory continues to deepen its engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean in order to strengthen its international relations, Benito Wheatley, BVI London Office Director met with Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States, Dr June SOOMER, to discuss the potential benefits of the association to the territory.
Prime Minister Skerrit is calling on the nation to remember the Member of Parliament for Grand Fond, who is also the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health & the Environment, Honourable Ivor Stephenson, in their prayers. He fell ill over the weekend and was hospitalized at the Princess Margaret Hospital. He has since been flown to neighbouring Martinique for further medical treatment.
Inspired by the acacia tree found in the Israeli desert and African Savana, the central French town of Nevers unveils its eTree, being the first in Europe. The solar tree with giant square leaves converts sunlight into electricity and even allow passers-by to charge their phones and surf the internet. The first operational model was presented at the COP21 climate conference in Paris last December.
French energy giant Rubis and a local service station operator, Bernard Percival are hoping that their legal matter will soon be heard in the High Court, despite an injunction, which Rubis never contested. The local business man is trying to stop the company from evicting him from a service station which his family has ran for almost 50 years.
During their last meeting in Brussels, European allies witnessed the US President Donald Trump displaying his two sides. While he bashed NATO partners for not spending more on defence and renewed his attacks on Germany’s trade surplus with the US, he also bowed to pressure to retain a pledge on protectionism. It should also be noted that the final communiqué acknowledged a split between the US and its six partners over honouring the 2015 Paris Accord on climate change.