Revue de presse du jeudi 19 avril 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 19 AVRIL 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Social activist and attorney-at-law, David Comissiong, has joined the Chairman of the Barbados Labour Party, George Payne, in calling on the Governor General, Dame Sandra Mason, to exercise her discretion in naming an election date. The country is slowly drifting towards the 90 day constitutional deadline, since the dissolution of parliament on March 6, and the country still remains in a state of political limbo.
Dominica News Online
Effective 17th April 2018, the Commonwealth of Dominica has established diplomatic relations with the South Asian nation of Sri Lanka. Dr Amrith Rohan Perera, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations signed the agreement on behalf of his country with Dominican Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Loreen Bannis-Roberts.
I Witness News
A new Taiwanese Ambassador has been accredited to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the person of His Excellency Calvin C.H. Ho, in replacement of Bashaun Ger, who left the island at the end of March after a three and a half year tour of duty. Calvin C.H. Ho presented his credentials to Susan Dougan, Deputy Governor-General on 10th April at the Government House.
St Lucia Star
After the apology to Caribbean leaders on the threat of deportation of Caribbean migrants known as the Windrush generation, Britain’s’ Prime Minister, Theresa May, gave the assurance that the matter will be resolved. Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Allen Chastanet says that he believes the United Kingdom is taking this seriously and that Caribbean Leaders will be working with the diaspora to ensure follow-up on the promises made by the UK Government.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE - FINANCE
Caribbean News Now
During his trip to Dubai last week, Prime Minister Timothy Harris presented an award of appreciation to Range Developments partners Mohammed Asaria and Kamal Shehada, for their support and participation in the economic development and sustainability of the counry through the Citizenship by Investment Programme. Range Developments, which is responsible for the establishment of a 126 room luxury resort in the Federation, says it is an honour to have received such an award.
SECURITE - JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
I Witness News
Acting Commissioner of Police of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Colin John, has confirmed that three law enforcement officers have been dispatched to Antigua to assist the authorities with their investigation into an alleged passport scandal involving Superintendent of Police, Ray John, who is of Vincentian nationality. Some persons were found with bio-data pages of Antigua and Barbuda passports as well as a special printer. The bio-pages are said to contain names of individuals from a number of countries including Pakistan and Australia.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Saint Lucia has been engaged in a national adaptation planning process for the past year, which is a means of identifying medium and long term climate change adaption needs and being able to develop and implement strategies and programmes to address those needs. The official launch of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) document took place on Tuesday 17th April 2018, which was thereafter presented to various government authorities and agencies.
Six months after Hurricane Maria devastated the small nation, Dominica continues to get support from the international community. A United States military flight arrived in Dominica earlier today with wheelchairs, household supplies, building materials, school supplies among others. USAID Mission Director, Christopher Cushing, who was in Dominica for the arrival noted that the people of the United States had to date provided in excess of USD$6.5 million in disaster relief assistance to Dominica.