Revue de presse du jeudi 10 mai 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 10 MAI 2018
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE - FINANCE
Source : Barbados Today
During the 58th Annual General Meeting of the Barbados Employers’ Confederation, Chief Executive Officer of Williams Industries, Tom Hall, argued that the root cause of the country’s economic woes is due to the weakness of the currency. Hall is therefore calling for a sensible discussion on the future of the Barbados dollar once the election is over. He admitted that even his own company was struggling to invest overseas because of the currency situation.
SOCIETE – SANTE - AGRICULTURE
Source : The Voice
While the Government has been under continued pressure from civil society groups as well as the Parliamentary Opposition regarding the status of healthcare in the country, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet is addressing the issue of access to healthcare with the implementation of a national health insurance policy which will be in effect by next year April. Chastanet says his cabinet is already in the process of formulating the policy which will benefit every citizen.
Source : Dominica Vibes
Ministry of Health officials, customs and immigration officers, farmers and other stakeholders are taking part in a three day workshop being funded by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) which will assist in creating a comprehensive agriculture health surveillance programme in three Eastern Caribbean countries namely Dominica, Grenada and St Kitts & Nevis.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : Antigua Observer
Minister for Information Melford Nicholas says that government has not totally abandoned the campaign to replace the London based Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final court of appeal. The Minister also explained that while there needs to be a resolution on the matter, the transition will require a referendum.
Source : I Witness News
Following the proposed law “Attorney General’s Reference (Constitutional Questions) Bill” which was tabled in Parliament by Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, Former Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell says that the country should maintain the Privy Council as its final court. His comments come as allegations surfaced that Gonsalves could use the bill as a backdoor way of replacing the Privy Council without a referendum. The former leader also urged the now opposition party which he formed not to abolish the Privy Council.
Source : SKN Vibes
The Association of Commissioners of Police (ACCP) has a new President in the person of Ian Queenly, the Chief of the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force. Queenly was elected by an overwhelming majority at the recently concluded 33rd Annual General Meeting and Conference of the ACCP. The ACCP which was formally established in 1987 has a membership of 25 from the English, French and Dutch speaking Caribbean.
ENVIRONNEMENT – ENERGIE – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : Now Grenada
Minister for Health, Nikolas Steele, during a post-cabinet briefing earlier this week says that the sargassum should be treated as a climate change issue and that a regional approach must be taken to deal with this plague affecting most of the beaches in the region. The Minister also called for the establishment of an action plan with budgetary allocation. Grenada for its part has appointed a Sargassum Task Force, headed by the Minister himself, under the Ministry of Climate Resilience.