Revue de presse du jeudi 24 mai 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 24 MAI 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Source : Caribbean News Now
In accepting the letters of credence from its new Ambassador, Her Excellency Audra Plepyté, to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Secretary General urged Lithuania to use its influence to advise the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECS) and the European Union, both of which it is a member, to act urgently so as to resolve the challenges posed by blacklisting and graduation of member states from access to concessional development funding. La Rocque says these are seriously hurting the economies of those member states.
Source : Caribbean News Service
Voters in Barbados will be casting their ballots in Thursday’s general election and the two main parties have published their respective platforms and manifestos, which they hope will sway the electorate to give them the opportunity to govern for the next five years. There is also the possibility fo the island electing its first ever female Prime Minister
Source : I Witness News
Members of Parliament are being asked to do something which has not been done for at least a quarter of a century in the country. Today, all Members have to declare that they are qualified to sit in the nation’s Parliament. Political observers believe however that such is not intended to just comply with the law but that the Ralph Gonsalves Administration is preparing for any further case that the government may bring forward concerning the suitability of the Opposition Leader, Godwin Friday, to serve in the Parliament.
Source : Nation News
Barbadians began voting from six this morning (6:00 a.m.) to elect the new Government. Supervisor of Elections says they are ready and set for this day. A record of nine political parties with a record one hundred thirty two (132) candidates, including a record thirty seven (37) women are vying for control of the thirty-member parliament. Despite so many political parties, it is believed that it will be a straight fight between the two main parties ; the Democratic Labour Party led by Freundel Stuart and the Barbados Labour Party led by Mia Mottley.
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE – FINANCES
Source : Antigua Observer
Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Attorney General Steadroy Benjamin have both said they were unaware of who Trutschler was or his connection to PV Energy Limited of the United Kingdom. Browne says that it was Asot Micheal, the then Minister responsible for Energy, who introduced PV Energy’s principal Peter Verdee to the Cabinet but never mentioned Trutschler. Trutschler, a German national, is said to be involved in various cases of breach of trust, forgery among others.
SOCIETE – SANTE– AGRICULTURE
Source : Dominica News Online
The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) recently concluded its 12th Regular Meeting of the Ministerial Council in Montserrat. During the said meeting, the Council endorsed a newly drafted protocol on Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the region and agreed on the need for immediate implementation.
SECURITE - JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : SKN Vibes
Commissioner Queenly has praised the Prime Minister for his sterling support to the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force. Harris, who is also the Minister for National Security, is noted to have always shown a keen interest in the welfare of the men and women who serve. The Commissioner went further to say that the Prime Minister has shown deep interest for matters of law enforcement and has assisted the force in carrying out its duties.
Source : Barbados Today
In making reference to the recent judgment against the Electoral and Boundaries Commission (EBC), Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite has come out in support of Prime Ministerial Freundel Stuart regarding his decision to withdraw from the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) if his party forms the next government. Brathwaite however noted that his annoyance with the Court went beyond the matter involving the EBC.
ENVIRONNEMENT – ENERGIE– CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : Caribbean News Service
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that two hundred forty four (244) persons are now employed under a special employment programme initiated after the passage of Hurricane Maria. The programme targets persons who had a job and were made redundant, displaced or otherwise unemployed as a result of Hurricane Maria, which ravaged the island last September. The Prime Minister says it involved both public and private sector persons.
FRANCE – UNION EUROPEENNE
Source : Dominica Vibes
Several weeks ago, tons of seaweed began arriving in the French overseas territories of Martinique and Guadeloupe stretching over long stretches of shoreline. This has been causing health problems for residents, even threatening key fishing and tourism industries. The French Government has already unlocked three million euros in addition to a new national plan to deal with the matter.