Revue de presse du jeudi 03 mai 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 03 MAI 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Source : Caribbean News Service
As polling day draws nearer, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart remains optimistic that his ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) will regain power. A confident Stuart says that his team is working very hard on the ground and is expecting Barbadians to use the question of leadership as a guide to their vote. Stuart led the party to a 16-14 victory in the 2013 election against the Barbados Labour Party, which is now being led by Mia Mottley.
Source : Nation News
Political candidates contesting the upcoming general elections are paying their $250 deposits ahead of Nomination Day which is Monday May 7. Members of the Democratic Labour Party led by Freundel Stuart, the Barbados Labour Party led by Mia Mottley and the United Progressive Party led by Lynette Eastmond are all expected to fill out their obligations ahead of the polls.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE – FINANCE
Source : Barbados Today
Barbados’s foreign reserves problem is so serious that the Central Bank is contemplating a US$60 million to US$70 million bail-out from the private sector. Governor of the Central Bank Cleviston Haynes in reviewing the economy for the first quarter of 2018 says there was a decline of 0.7 per cent. He also noted that the immediate priorities of the Government following the elections would be to address the fiscal deficit and shore up the reserves.
Source : St Lucia News Online
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, along with the Minister with responsibility for Tourism, Dominic Fedee and Minister for Economic Development and Urban Renewal, Guy Joseph, as well as officials of Sandals, held a sod turning ceremony for the commencement of works for the new Sandals resort in St Lucia, which will be the company’s fourth. Chastanet who welcome the investment says it will bring significant benefits to the country.
Source : Dominica News Online
The Marigot Hospital which was shut down in 2016 due to mould and fungus infestation will have new life as the site is being cleared for the construction of a new facility. According to Health Minister Dr Kenneth Darroux, the Government of Mexico has committed US$5 million towards the construction of the hospital. Earlier this year the Minister says that his government was still awaiting the designs from the Office for Project Services of the United Nations (UNOPS).
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : Now Grenada
Acting Chief Forestry Officer says with the projections for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the Ministry of Agriculture is concerned about the destruction that can arise from these hurricanes and is therefore adopting active preparedness measures. There are 14 named storms for this coming season with seven of them likely to become hurricanes and three becoming major hurricanes.
Source : SKN Vibes
Mitigating the impacts of climate change on small island states, was one of the issues discussed when Prime Minister Timothy Harris met with Commonwealth Secretary General, the Right Honourable Patricia Scotland QC yesterday. The Secretary General spoke of the intense vulnerability that small states face as a result of climate change while adding that it poses an existential threat