Revue de presse du 30 mars 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 30 MARS 2017
The opposition United Workers Party, along with its leader Lennox Linton, remains adamant and convinced that Prime Minster Skerrit should resign. Elections are constitutionally due in 2020 and the UWP leader says that the electorate cannot wait. The party has organized two public meetings for today, still with the same objective “calling on the Prime Minister to resign”.
ECONOMIE ET AFFAIRE
St Lucia Times
In his lecture at the 39th annual general meeting of the Elks Credit Union, Dr Adrian Augier, St Lucian Economist and well known entrepreneur, gave the audience a grim warning of the economic situation of the country. He said that we should all demand better be done to prevent development disaster. He further cemented his point by disclosing that there has been declining growth for the past three decades with little growth in the past year.
Despite the recent downgrades by two international rating agencies, the parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Finance assures the populace that the country still has the capacity to borrow. He says that such depend on the lending institution. He also mentioned that certain financial institutions still have confidence in the current administration.
The Minister responsible for Health, Dr Kenneth Darroux, has confirmed that upon completion of the new national hospital, citizens will no longer have to travel overseas for essential medical services, such as MRI which many persons have to travel to Antigua, Guadeloupe and Martinique to get done. The hospital which is being constructed with the financial assistance of the Chinese government is projected to open in 2018.