Revue de presse du 30 octobre 2017
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 30 OCTOBRE 2017
Caribbean News Now
More information is emerging regarding an investigation into corruption in relation to a proposed airport redevelopment project. On 16th December 2015, then Attorney General, Kim St Rose, wrote to the US Department of Justice -Criminal Division, requesting legal assistance concerning two known individuals namely current Minister for Economic Development, Hon. Guy Joseph and shareholder of a locally registered company A&MSL, Antonio Assenza, who is a US citizen, in the Hewanorra Redevelopment Project in Vieux Fort.
Former Prime Minister and current Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition, Dr Denzil Douglas, continues to deny allegations of having dual citizenship. Earlier this month, an image of a Dominican Diplomatic passport in the name of Dr Douglas appeared in the news. He has categorically stated that he owes no oath of allegiance to the Commonwealth of Dominica, but has yet to deny or admit being the holder of such passport.
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Minister for Finance, Hon. Gaston Browne, who is also the Prime Minister, revealed last Friday that the Treasury still owed EC$35 million to the International Monetary Fund from an initial amount of EC$320 million borrowed by the previous administration. He also reassured his Cabinet that loans from bilateral partners and multilateral agencies are being serviced on time by the Treasury, despite revenue collection being affected by the recent hurricanes.
FRANCE - EU
A Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) was entered into force between the Government of Barbados and Italy. This represents not only Barbados’ firm strides to expand its treaty network, but it also signals the country’s willingness to foster closer ties with Italy and the European Union in particular. Double Taxation Agreements have been recognised as one of the most effective mechanisms for developing new and strengthening existing economic ties between nations.