Revue de presse du 31 janvier 2018
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 31 JANVIER 2018
Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris along with his Cabinet colleagues attended the opening session of the first sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly and delivery of the Throne Speech yesterday. Leader of the Opposition Dr Denzil Douglas and Opposition members were absent for the momentous occasion. Honourable Mark Brantley, who became the Fourth Premier of Nevis, after his win at the polls on 18 December 2017, as well as his Cabinet colleagues, also took their Oath of Allegiance.
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE - FINANCE
An international economist and former Minister of Finance of Greece, is urging Barbados not to make the mistake of Greece in trying to preserve the peg while using austerity in order to take the full blast of the adjustment. He is suggesting devaluation of the Barbados dollar as a viable option to pull the island out of the fiscal cliff that it is has found itself at this time.
SECURITE - JUSTICE
Dominica News Online
According to the World Justice Project (WJP) 2017 – 2018 Rule of Law Index, Dominica has dropped one position from 40 in 2016 to 41 in the 2017-2018 edition. The WJP measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries around the world based on 10,000 households and 3000 expert surveys. The index also places Dominica at 11 out of 30 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
The St Kitts-Nevis Observer
Prime Minister Gaston Browne has accused a team from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) of taking all the credit for repair work to homes and buildings in Barbuda after the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. He objected to UNDP stickers being plastered on homes and buildings, after observing that a number of those repairs were undertaken by his government, one of those buildings being the Hanna Thomas Hospital.
FRANCE - EU
St Lucia News Online
A project entitled “Trade Enhancement for the Eastern Caribbean (TEECA)” which is tailored for Martinique based companies to export to the Eastern Caribbean countries, has been officially launched. The said project which is coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce of Martinique and funded by INTERREG Caraïbes under the European Regional Development Fund was launched in partnership with the OECS Commission and the Caribbean Export Development Agency.