Revue de presse du lundi 05 mars 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 05 MARS 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
St Lucia News Online
During his speech at the closing of the CARICOM Heads of Government Conference recently held in Haiti, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves reiterated the community’s non-intervention and non-interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela. He noted that it was in their interest to work towards strengthening and supporting the principles of democracy and freedom.
Caribbean News Now
During a visit by the Austrian Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean, Her Excellency Marianne Feldman, informed Prime Minister Gaston Browne of her country’s interest in cooperating with Antigua & Barbuda in the areas of tourism and diplomatic training. Browne made a request to the Ambassador to consider opening an embassy in the country.
With the Republic of Haiti now holding the Chairmanship of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister of Barbados thinks it is a bit inequitable and discriminatory that citizens of the Republic of Haiti have to obtain visas in order to travel to some member states although it is a member of the regional body, and with it now holding the Chairmanship. He also argued that the visa requirement was an anomaly in CARICOM arrangements.
ENVIRONNEMENT– CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Caribbean countries receive millions in climate fund funding
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved projects valued at US$1.09 billion which will benefit several countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The projects and programmes will assist developing countries in their low emission and climate resilient development. Grenada, Barbados, Dominica as well as Antigua & Barbuda are among the beneficiaries.