Revue de presse du lundi 09 juillet 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 09 JUILLET 2018
POLITIQUE – DIPLOMATIE – RELATIONS REGIONALES
Source : Antigua Observer
Following statements made by Prime Minister Gaston Browne during a radio show this weekend, the Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM) and Barbuda Council is expected to respond in a joint statement. Browne not only described the Member of Parliament, Trevor Walker, as a nuisance, but he also says that he will put him and other members of his party in jail if they continue to derail his Government’s plans for Barbuda. Of late, there has been a growing tension between the central Government and the BPM-led council.
Source : I Witness News
Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves is at odds with the Opposition over the absence of integrity legislation in the country. During last week’s parliament sitting, a member of the opposition directed the question of the establishment of integrity legislation to the Minister of Finance, Camillo Gonsalves, who deferred the question to the Prime Minister in his capacity as the Minister of Legal Affairs. The Prime Minister says he is amused when the opposition calls for such legislation especially when they had an opportunity to establish a full-fledged integrity commission in 2011.
Source : Dominica Vibes
During CARICOM’s 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Allen Chastanet and Prime Minister of Grenada, Keith Mitchell, signed the Protocol Amending the Treaty establishing the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL). The Protocol, which will seek to address the changes which have occurred in the telecommunications sector, will be presented to the other OECS Heads for consideration and signature. The treaty establishing ECTEL was signed on 4th May 2000 in Grenada.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : Nation News
The People’s Republic of China has donated a new 958Y inshore vessel to the Barbados Defence Force (BDF). The vessel will be formally named on Friday 20th July 2018. It will be called Endurance, and will join the three others in the inshore patrol class fleet of vessels, namely Endeavour, Enterprise and Excellence. The vessel will boost the capacity to conduct maritime operations.
TOURISME – TRANSPORTATION – AVIATION CIVILE
Source : Caribbean 360
Many suggestions were put forward during the recently concluded 39th CARICOM Heads of Conference to facilitate easier travel with the community. The establishment of a single domestic space for hassle-free intra-regional travel, and the introduction of a CARICOM multipurpose identification (ID) were among the proposal brought forward. Newly elected Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, also called for the implementation of a regional ferry service, which can be facilitated by the private sector.
SANTE – SOCIETE – AGRICULTURE
Source : St Lucia Star
Health care has been one of the hottest topics in the country of late, and during a televised address to the nation last week Wednesday, the Prime Minister along with the Minister for Health, Hon. Mary Isaac and the Minister for Economic Development, Hon. Guy Joseph, announced their government’s plans for the health sector. Of utmost importance was the completion of the controversial St Jude Hospital as well as the transition from the Victoria Hospital to the Owen King EU Hospital. The Prime Minister also spoke of the plans to establish a National Health Insurance.