Revue de presse du jeudi 02 août 2018

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 02 AOUT 2018

ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE – FINANCE

OECS

Grenada to initiate meeting with CARICOM crime and security agencies to discuss due diligence for Citizenship by Investment Programmes in the region

Source : Now Grenada

New Chairman of the St Kitts-based Eastern Caribbean Monetary Council, Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell, has announced that he will be meeting with crime and security agencies of CARICOM namely the Joint Regional Communications Centre (JRCC) and Implementing Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) to discuss whether the region’s citizenship by investment programmes (CIPs) are making it mandatory for their applicants to go through regional security due diligence, as they have committed to doing.

SOCIETE CIVILE – PATRIMOINE

SAINT VINCENT

Minister wants Britain to fund Chatoyer National Park

Source : I Witness News

During a ceremony to rename the Rabacca National Park on Emancipation Day – in honour of St Vincent and the Grenadines’ National Hero, to the Chatoyer National Park, Minister for Housing, Informal Human Settlements, Lands and Survey and Physical Planning, Hon. Montgomery Daniel said that Britain should contribute the EC$18.5 million required for the establishment and five-year operation of the park. The Minister noted that this request is being made as part of reparatory justice for the people of Garifuna. Chatoyer was the Garifuna chief who led the revolt against the British colonial government of St Vincent in 1795.

SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS

SAINT LUCIA

“Disturbing” Saint Lucia crime documentary aired in Martinique - Mayor

Source : St Lucia Times

During a recent visit to Martinique, Mayor of Castries Peterson Francis, says that two of his Councillors saw a crime documentary on Saint Lucia which was being televised, and which painted the country negatively. The Mayor, who was successful in meeting with the producers of the documentary, calls the production “disturbing” and said that the damage control has been done. Nonetheless, the producers have given their word that they will visit St Lucia soon to try to correct the situation.

SAINT VINCENT

Criminals seem to have taken over SVG - Friday

Source : I Witness News

Opposition Leader Godwin Friday says he is alarmed by the most recent spate of violent killings in the country. Friday says that while he agrees that everyone has a role to play in addressing the crime issue, the Government has been soft on crime and the causes of crime, although the Prime Minister, who is also the Minister for National Security, previously said that the criminals would be given no space to operate.

ANTIGUA

CARICOM team investigating suspended Police Commissioner

Source : Antigua Observer

A three member team from CARICOM Implementing Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) has arrived in the country to conduct investigations into the allegations made against Commissioner Wendel Robinson, who was suspended in April this year amid allegations of sexual misconduct levelled against him by three male officers. A report will be submitted to the Police Service Commission upon conclusion.

ENVIRONNEMENT - ENERGIE – LOGEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE

SAINT LUCIA

PM outlines Sargussum control measures

Source : St Lucia Times

According to Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, while the Sargussum seaweed is not only affecting Saint Lucia, measures are being undertaken to deal with the problem which is seriously affecting several coastal communities. The Prime Minister says tthe Government will provide support to a young entrepreneur who has begun experimenting with formulations to create valuable organic agricultural inputs from the seaweed.

GRENADA

Major flooding as tropical wave several inches of rain on the island

Source : Caribbean News Service

Yesterday, the National Disaster Management Authority of Grenada (NaDMA) received several reports of landslides, flooded homes and roadway slippages throughout the country, as a tropical wave brought heavy rains and thunder showers to the island.

Dernière modification : 02/08/2018

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