Revue de presse du jeudi 05 avril 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 05 AVRIL 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
A delegation from Ecuador led by His Excellency Ambassador Carlos Javita, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the International Organization in Vienna to St Kitts & Nevis are visiting St Kitts & Nevis from Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th April 2018, during which time they paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation, Honourable Mark Brantley.
Member of Parliament for Roseau Central, Joseph Isaac, has announced that he will be parting ways with the Opposition United Workers Party. Isaac says he will soon ask the Speaker of the House of Assembly to make the necessary provisions for him to be seated in Parliament as an Independent Parliamentarian. Isaac.
The Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) says that Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is prone to inaction, and hence it is very unlikely that he will be calling elections anytime soon. As such, the Chairman of the BLP is calling on the Governor General to intervene and set a date for general elections in order to avoid a possible constitutional crisis. The Constitution allows for elections to be called 90 days after the dissolution of Parliament.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE - FINANCE
St Lucia Times
Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, Honourable Allen Chastanet, in his Budget Address called on Saint Lucians to “stay the course”. Chastanet says growth is anticipated in the fiscal year 2018-2019, which he attributes mainly to the tourism sector and increased activity in construction, the manufacturing sector and renewed investment confidence in the country.
ENVIRONNEMENT – ENERGIE – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
According to the Minister with responsibility for Energy, Darcy Boyce, Barbados will begin exploration for potential offshore petroleum resources next year. Boyce, noting that Barbados had substantial offshore petroleum acreage comprising more than 70 000 square kilometres, says the Energy Division intends to continue marketing the island’s offshore acreage internationally with the hope of generating more investment and exploration opportunities.
Dominica News Online
The Government of Dominica says the World Bank is providing US$25 million to rehabilitate the agricultural sector following the devastation caused by the passage of Hurricane Maria in September last year. The Prime Minister is hoping the funds will be used to revitalize and resuscitate the agricultural centres, and provide tangible support to farmers. Prime Minister Skerrit says Dominica will also benefit from a US$40 million allocation for housing.