Revue de presse du jeudi 17 mai 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 17 MAI 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Source : Antigua Observer
Following his resignation from the post of Minister for Investment and Trade due to the UK bribery scandal, which he says was to avoid further distraction, Michael Asot, has made it clear that he has no plans to resign as a Member of Parliament, despite being called to do so by members on the opposite side. Michael, who won the St Peter Constituency on an Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party ticket at the last polls, says no one else will determine his fate but the people who elected him.
Source : Dominica Vibes
Ambassador plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea, Kim Byung-Yun presented his credentials to His Excellency President Charles Savarin on Wednesday this week. They both extend messages of appreciation to each other. President Savarin described the diplomatic relationship between the two countries as fruitful and noted the various areas in which the Republic of Korea has assisted Dominica, making special mention of a grant provided earlier this year in the amount of US$100,000 which will go towards the acquisition of a garbage disposal vehicle for the Solid Waste Management Corporation.
SECURITE - JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : Caribbean News Service
During a special sitting of the High Court to mark the retirement of Sir Dennis Byron as President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Attorney General, Steadroy Benjamin, says he had been given instructions by Prime Minister Gaston Browne to pursue a referendum within the next four months on whether or not the twin island will adopt the CCJ as it final court. The CCJ was established in 2001 to replace the London-based Privy Council. Many CARICOM member countries are signatories to the jurisdiction.
ENVIRONNEMENT - ENERGIE – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : Now Grenada
Being one of the largest polluters in the world, India is taking the lead to mitigate climate change through the introduction of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). The establishment of ISA came out of the 2015 United Nations climate change conference which was held in Paris (COP21). Fifty-six countries have signed unto the Alliance with Grenada being the most recent. Minister for Foreign Affairs Peter David has welcomed the initiative.