Revue de presse du jeudi 03 mai 2018

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 03 MAI 2018

POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE

BARBADOS

PM defends stewardship, optimistic of regaining power in general election

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.

BARBADOS

Election candidates making deposits today

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

BARBADOS

No easy way out

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.

SAINT LUCIA

Works commence on fourth Sandals resort in St Lucia

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.

SANTE

DOMINICA

Site clearing for new Marigot Hospital has started says Dr Darroux

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

GRENADA

Grenada’s forestry department concerned with effects of climate change and its effects on hurricanes

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.

OECS

In St. Kitts-Nevis, Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC discusses how the Commonwealth is helping SIDS build climate resilience

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

Dernière modification : 03/05/2018

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