Revue de presse du 31 août 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 31 AOUT 2017
Caribbean News Now
According to the National Hurricane Centre in Miami, the centre of Tropical Storm Irma has formed in the far eastern Atlantic and is reported to be intensifying steadily as it moves toward the Caribbean. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 miles per hour. Some strengthening is forecasted during the next 48 hours and it is expected to become a hurricane.
I Witness News
Taipei and Kingstown mark 36 years of unbroken diplomatic ties. Despite comments made by the main opposition New Democratic Party that if elected to office it will switch diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves announced five pillars on which the Government’s relations with Taiwan will continue. The announcement was made at a presentation ceremony of 10 school buses to the Government by the Taiwanese Ambassador, who himself expressed great pleasure in the long mutual friendship.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Dominica News Online
Leader of the Opposition, Lennox Linton, has been asked to pay 25 922.12 pounds sterling to Kieron Pinard Byrne within seven days or face bankruptcy. The Privy Council gave the final judgment against Linton in April 2017. He was served with a notice yesterday. The libel matter between the two men spans over a decade.
Director of the Energy Unit, Mr. Bertill Browne, says that the renewable energy industry will not only save money, as thought by consumers, but also create employment in the Federation. His comments came during a government radio and television programme. He stated that different forms of renewable energy including geothermal, and how much manpower, especially skilled personnel, a geothermal plant would require.
St Lucia News Online
The Government of Saint Lucia remains in pursuit of geothermal energy. Funding has been provided through the Global Environment Facility, the World Bank, the Government of New Zealand and the Clinton Climate Initiative to undertake the surface exploration phase. The Department of Sustainable Development will soon to schedule consultations in the nearby communities regarding the project.
St Lucia News Online
A Saint Lucian national who escaped custody in a prison in the French territory last month, is back behind bars. He was also accompanied by a Vincentian national, who is still on the run. Regan Henry was captured in the forest of Sainte-Rose and Deshaies on Tuesday afternoon. He was serving life imprisonment for the murder of a French national in Martinique. His case is being appealed.