Revue de presse du jeudi 07 juin 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 07 JUIN 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Source : Caribbean 360
The resolution which was spearheaded by the United States to expel Venezuela from the Organisation of American States (OAS) fell five votes short of the twenty-four (24) needed to suspend a country from the body. Nineteen member states voted for it which included Barbados, while Dominica and St Vincent & the Grenadines were among four countries which voted against the measure. Grenada, St Lucia and St Kitts & Nevis were among the eleven member states that abstained from voting.
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE – FINANCE
Source : Barbados Today
Following the recent announcement by newly elected Prime Minister Mia Mottley that her administration would suspend foreign debt service payments, the country has received yet another downgrade ; this time by the international rating agency Standards & Poor (S&P). The agency is also warning that it could lower the local currency sovereign issuer credit rating to selective default if the country fails to make debt service payments on its local currency debt.
SECURITE – JUSTICE –DROITS HUMAINS
Source : St Lucia Times
Director of Corrections at the Bordelais Correctional Facility, Vern Guard, has resigned from the post as of 1st July 2018. The outgoing prison boss is due to take up the post of Superintendent of Prisons in the British Virgin Island (BVI). Guard explained that he made that choice out of a desire for his own career advancement.
Source : Antigua Observer
Accusations are being leveled at Attorney General Steadroy Benjamin and Former Minister for Trade and Investment Michael Asot, for creating the demise of Wendel Robinson. The top cop, who has submitted a 102-page file detailing his complaint and providing documentation to support some of his allegations, says the plot against him came when he refused to allow the two government officials to interfere with his work, make demands or dictate to him, among many other things. Benjamin has dismissed the claims as completely ludicrous.
TOURISME – TRANSPORT – AVIATION CIVILE
Source : Caribbean News Now
During his presentation at the Seminar on Air Transport Connectivity Competitiveness, hosted by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in Grenada, Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda, Gaston Browne, called for regional governments to embrace the reforms that are needed to create a sustainable air transport sector in the Caribbean. Browne says that one of the most critical areas for reform involves the reduction of regional airport taxes and service charges, which would increase travel within the region, thereby boosting the tourism sector.