Revue de presse du jeudi 14 juin 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 14 JUIN 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Source : Barbados Today
Chairman of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) George Payne, who is now acting as Prime Minister, has lambasted the Leader of the Opposition, Bishop Joseph Atherley, for crossing the floor after running on a BLP ticket in the recent general elections. Payne, who is the longest serving member of Parliament currently, demanded an apology from Atherley, who he said insulted all his colleagues on the Government side in the manner in which he questioned the budgetary measures taken by the Prime Minister. Payne also asked Atherley whether he had resigned from the party or if he is still a member so that the constituents can decide if they still want him as their representative in the House of Assembly.
Source : The Voice
Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to Saint Lucia, Her Excellency Leiff Escalona says the countries of the region which speak against the embattled South American nation, do so because of the pressure which they get from Washington. The Ambassador says that not only has lawmakers of Latin American and the European Parliament expressed their support for last May’s Presidential election, but they have asked the international community to respect the rights of the people to decide their own government.
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE – FINANCE
Source : Nation News
Prime Minister Mia Mottley is leading a three member delegation to Washington for talks with the Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The delegation includes Chief Economic Counsellor to the Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment, Ambassador Dr Clyde Mascoll ; Director of Finance and Economic Affairs, Ian Carrington and the Governor of the Central Bank, Cleviston Haynes. The country is currently in discussions with the IMF on a balance of payments support programme.
SECURITE – JUSTICE –DROITS HUMAINS
Source : Dominica News Online
National Security Minister, Rayburn Blackmoore has revealed that his government has already approved the establishment of a family court, in particular to deal with matters regarding juvenile offences. He also spoke of the need to put in place a holistic plan to develop the entire prison setting, clearly stating that juveniles should not be housed together with adult inmates, unless such is absolutely necessary.
Source : SKN Vibes
Former Prime Minister and now Leader of the Opposition, Dr Denzil Douglas, will be facing the courts again tomorrow regarding his eligibility to serve as a Member of Parliament while he holds and has used a Dominican Diplomatic passport to travel. A concerned citizen and voter of his Constituency Mr Cuthbert Mills has filed a claim against the Leader after he (Douglas) admitted in court to having and travelling on a diplomatic passport issued to him by the Commonwealth of Dominica.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Source : BVI News
Saint Lucian national Vern Garde has been appointed to the post of Superintendent of Prisons at the Balsam Gut Facility. The Governor, His Excellency Augustus Jaspert, on the advice of the Public Service Commission appointed Garde on a contractual appointment for a period of two years effective 2nd July 2018, but will first serve on a six-month probationary period.
FRANCE – UNION EUROPEENNE
Source : St Kitts-Nevis Observer
To highlight the outcomes of its partnership with the European Union (EU), the Government of the Federation launched a Visibility and Communication Campaign under the theme “Partners for Progress”. Speaking on behalf of the Government, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sustainable Development says the collaboration between the two has served to advance the continued development and modernisation of services provided in area of social protection, land management and administration, and education.