Revue de presse du 29 septembre 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 29 SEPTEMBRE 2017
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has been asked to tread carefully regarding the appointment of a Barbados-born economist, Avinash Persaud, as his Senior Economic Advisor. The warning comes from the Former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Arthur. He says given the record of the economist in a failed project in his own country, and being part of a team that failed to raise monies to pay creditors, the Dominican Prime Minister should think twice of this appointment.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE
Caribbean News Now
Despite post hurricane challenges, the Citizenship by Investment Unit is in full operation, which is in keeping with the stability and resilience for which the country is known. The Unit had minimal disturbance for the processing of applications and will continue to provide normal service. Prime Minister Skerrit applauded the unit for its proactive response.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
In light of recent proceedings related to the IMPACS case and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution, where three police officers were taken in for questioning, the Police Welfare Association is pledging its support to its members. The Office of the DPP is moving to bring officers implicated in the IMPACS report on Operation Restore Confidence to justice. The Police Welfare Association is concerned about its members and will also provide them with legal assistance.
FRANCE - EU
St Lucia Times
The Chief Brexit negotiator for the European Union says that talks on Britain’s departure from the bloc are not making any progress, despite hailing a new positive momentum in the negotiations. Talks for the exit must be wrapped up by October 2018, while the country is scheduled to leave the European Union in March 2019. However, Britain’s Brexit negotiator has a different opinion, saying that the negotiations are moving forward.