Revue de presse du jeudi 12 juillet 2018

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 12 JUILLET 2018

POLITIQUE – DIPLOMATIE – RELATIONS REGIONALES

DOMINICA

PM meets with new Cuban President

Source : Dominica Vibes

During a private visit in Cuba earlier this month, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit met with President Miguel Mario Dias-Canel Bermudez. The leaders exchanged views on relations between the two countries and also spoke about other regional and international issues. The Prime Minister also took the opportunity to express gratitude to the people and government of Cuba for their assistance, particularly in the health sector, in the recovery of Hurricane Maria.

OECS

Montserrat hosts 5th Meeting of OECS Environment Ministers

Source : Antigua Observer

Ministers of Environment and delegates from the Ministries of the Environment of the Member States of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) are currently attending the Fifth Council of Ministers of Environmental Sustainability (COMES) in Montserrat under the theme “Building Resilience on the Frontlines of Climate Change”.

SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS

OECS

Grenada’s prime minister signs Protocol on contingent Rights at CARICOM meeting

Source : Now Grenada

At the conclusion of the 39th Meeting of the Heads of Government of CARICOM which was held in Jamaica, Prime Minister of Grenada Dr the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell affixed his signature to the Protocol on Contingent Rights, which is considered a major milestone in the advancement of the regional integration process. St Lucia, Barbados and St Vincent & the Grenadines are also signatories to this important Protocol.

SAINT KITTS

Freedom of Information Act in St Kitts-Nevis awaiting activation by attorney general

Source : Caribbean News Now

The Freedom of Information Bill which was passed in the National Assembly earlier this year in May has been gazetted but is awaiting the green light of the Attorney General/Minister of Legal Affairs Vincent Byron, to be activated. In that same light, an information commissioner is also to be appointed by the governor-general on the advice of the prime minister after consultation with the premier and the leader of the opposition.

CARICOM

CARICOM report says legalize marijuana use

Source : Caribbean News Now

The CARICOM Marijuana’s Commission’s Report was submitted to the Heads of Government at the just concluded 39th Meeting of the Heads of Government of CARICOM in Jamaica. The Leaders welcomed the Report and noted its findings, conclusions and recommendations in particular with respect to human rights. They agreed that action should be taken at the national level by the relevant authorities to review marijuana’s current status with a view to reclassification taking into account all international obligations.

TOURISME – TRANSPORTATION – AVIATION CIVILE

CARIBBEAN

LIAT shareholders to meet in Barbados

Source : Caribbean News Now

Shareholders of the Leeward Island Air Transport (LIAT) will soon meet in Barbados in an effort to try to resolve the longstanding and ongoing issues plaguing the regional carrier. Prime Minister Mia Mottley says that there can be no CARICOM Single Market without transportation. Other shareholders, namely Dominica, Antigua & Barbuda and St Vincent & the Grenadines will also be in attendance. Barbados is a majority shareholder with a 49.5 percent stake.

Dernière modification : 12/07/2018

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