Revue de presse du jeudi 23 août 2018

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 23 AOUT 2018

POLITIQUE – DIPLOMATIE – AFFAIRES REGIONALES

CARICOM

CARICOM task force to meet next month

Source : St Lucia News Online

The first meeting of a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) task force which was set up by regional leaders to examine ways to change the regime of investment across the region and due to take place on 5th September will be chaired by Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley. CARICOM Ambassador-designate of Barbados David Commission says out of that meeting should come an agreement on investment policy, investment code and financial services, which will create a framework for companies to operation smoothly in the region.

SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS

BARBADOS

Donville facing 20 years

Source : Nation News

Former Minister of Commerce and International Business Donville Inniss who was arrested earlier this month in the United States and charged with laundering bribes that he allegedly received from a Barbadian insurance company in exchange for official actions he took to secure government contracts for the insurance company, made an appearance at a US District Court this morning. He will be arraigned on three counts of money laundering, and is facing a 20 year jail sentence and fine of up to BD$1 million, if convicted.

ANTIGUA

India waiting on Interpol for red notice against fraud-accused Mehul Choksi

Source : Antigua Observer

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is still waiting on a response from Interpol to have a Red Corner Notice (RCN) issued against fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi. The requests for issuance of an RCN against Choksi, as well as his nephew Nirav Modi, were sent at the same time in May 2018. Interpol issued an RCN against Modi on 2nd July, but Choksi is still pending, even though both of them are facing similar criminal charges. Until the RCN is issued against Choksi, he is free to travel on his Antiguan passport which he obtained through the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP).

FRANCE – UNION EUROPEENNE

OECS

New measure coming for Antiguans and Barbudans travelling to Europe

Source : Antigua Observer

Nationals of the member states of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), including Antiguans and Barbudans, will soon need to pass a new security clearance in order to travel to Europe. From 2021 the European Union countries will be implementing ETIAS – European Travel Information and Authorisation System. European officials say the measure is being implemented as a result of recent security concerns with terrorism and the migrant crisis.

Dernière modification : 23/08/2018

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