Revue de presse du 31 octobre 2017
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 31 OCTOBRE 2017
Political history was made in the twin Federation when Premier of Nevis, Honourable Vance Amory, handed over the leadership of the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) to his Deputy, Honourable Mark Brantley, who is also the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Amory has been at the helm of the CCM since its establishment in 1987. It was the first time in the twin-Federation that an elected representative has passed the baton of leadership without being unseated.
I Witness News
International media reports have described Saint Vincent & the Grenadines as a money laundering destination, regarding an indictment on tax evasion charges and money laundering in the United States by associates of the President of the United States, Donald Trump. Vincentian authorities have denounced such description stating that it is uninformed, outdated erroneous and inaccurate.
FRANCE - EU
Prime Minister Roosevelt has described his recently concluded visit to Europe as successful. The Prime Minister met with European Union officials and noted the importance of the encounters stating that there were no rush end meetings. He also noted the strong commitment of the international community to assist in rebuilding his island post Maria. In that regard, he extends gratitude to the European bloc.
Caribbean News Now
On the occasion of the 22nd Conference of the European Ultra Peripheral Regions, French President Emmanuel Macron, accompanied by the President of the European Commission, travelled to the French overseas region of French Guiana. Macron wasted no time in informing the people that he was there with ambition for the country, and not to make promises. He also highlighted the importance of regional integration of the French overseas territories.
European Union Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Daniela Tramacere, has sent a stern warning to CARICOM member countries to get cracking with their Single Market and Economy (CSME), while also lamenting the snail pace of movement on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Europe. The Ambassador says the region should stop all the talk and get to action. The EU has invested €37 million in support of CSME and an additional €46.5 million towards the implantation of the EPA, over the past decade.