Revue de presse du jeudi 26 juillet 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU JEUDI 26 JUILLET 2018
POLITIQUE – DIPLOMATIE – AFFAIRES REGIONALES
Source : The Voice
Drama reigned at the sitting of the House of Assembly on Tuesday after Minister for Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation, Honourable Guy Joseph, opted to leave the proceedings instead of obeying the Speaker of the House. While members were trading talks surrounding an Immigration bill being delivered by the Prime Minister, House Speaker Andy Daniel, asked the Minister to withdraw a statement which he made or leave the house. Opposition Member of Parliament for Castries South, Dr Ernest Hilaire, was also asked by the Speaker to withdraw a statement which he made and unlike Hon. Joseph, he complied.
Source : I Witness News
Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has accepted an invitation from the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, to visit the Asian nation. Gonsalves is due to leave Saint Vincent on Friday 3rd August for the official visit, and will be accompanied by his wife as well as the Director of Finance and Planning. Gonsalves says that Tokyo and Kingstown have joint programmes that involve different dimensions and the Asian nation advises in many areas such as geothermal, fisheries, marine resources, among others.
ECONOME – AFFAIRE – FINANCE
Source : Dominica News Online
During his National Budget presentation yesterday in Parliament, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, announced that two friendly governments have already given their commitment to assist Dominica with the construction of an international airport. Skerrit also made mention of a firm which has agreed “in principle” to provide funding for the facility. However, the Prime Minister, failed to reveal the names of the friendly governments, or the firm.
Source : Caribbean News Service
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently concluded its Article IV Consultation with Grenada and has projected that the economy will grow in 2018 and 2019 by 3.5 per cent due to supportive global economic conditions and continued strength in construction and tourism. The financial institution also commended the authorities for implementing sound policies leading to a strong economic and fiscal performance and sustained debt reduction.
Source : Dominica Vibes
A fourth Citizenship by Investment funded project is gearing up for the commencement of construction, as early as October this year. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Skerrit during the 2018-2019 budget presentation. The Tranquillity Beach Hotel which will be built in Salisbury is A Collection by Hilton, and will boast seventy three room villas and condo suites upon completion.
Source : Caribbean News Now
The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), a regional organisation aimed at implementing common counter-measures against money laundering and terrorism, has given Antigua & Barbuda one of the best reports in its fourth round evaluations. The twin island was described as being timely in its mutual legal assistance and extradition to other countries, though greater prioritization was needed.
ENVIRONNEMENT - ENERGIE – LOGEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : Dominica News Online
Styrofoam and certain plastics will be banned in Dominica effective 1st January 2019, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The necessary legislation and a full list of the items to be banned will be prepared shortly. The Prime Minister noted that this move is part of his government’s vision to make Dominica the first climate resilient country in the world.