Revue de presse du lundi 13 août 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 13 AOUT 2018
POLITIQUE – DIPLOMATIE – AFFAIRES REGIONALES
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Source : BVI News
The United Kingdom Foreign Affairs Committee has announced a formal inquiry on the future of British Overseas Territories after the protestations that erupted following a decision to have territories such as the British Virgin Islands, establish public registers for companies with beneficial ownership. The inquiry will consider the resilience of the Overseas Territories, how effectively the Foreign Commonwealth Office manages its responsibilities towards them and how it envisages their future.
Source : Nation News
Attorney-at-law Verla De Peiza is the new president of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP). De Peiza was elected during internal elections at the party’s 63rd annual general conference which was held yesterday. She replaces former Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, after he announced his resignation following the whitewash defeat of the Party at the last elections in May.
Source : Now Grenada
Prime Minister Keith Mitchell has responded to concerns from some quarters regarding the appointment of his son Olinga Mitchell as Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Finance. Mitchell says not only is Olinga qualified for the job but he can also contribute in other areas. Mitchell also dismissed the idea that his son’s appointment is a step closer to grooming him to take over the mantle after he (Prime Minister Mitchell) retires from politics.
Source : Caribbean News Now
Former Prime Minister and Opposition Leader, Dr Denzil Douglas, is calling on Prime Minister Timothy Harris, who is also the Minister responsible for National Security, to address the nation on widespread allegations regarding the disappearance of drugs from the evidence room of the Royal St Christopher Police Force. The Opposition Leader has himself denied any involvement in the matter
ENVIRONNEMENT – ENERGIE – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : The Voice
Former President of the United States William Jefferson Clinton visited Saint Lucia last week Thursday to attend the opening of the island’s first solar farm, located in the south of the island. The farm which will be operated by the Saint Lucia Electricity Services was made possible by the Clinton Climate Initiative and the Rocky Mountain Institute. In his remarks, Clinton says that that initiative makes Saint Lucia the clean energy leader in the Caribbean. Also in attendance were the Governor General H.E. Sir Emmanuel Cenac, current Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and former Prime Minister Kenny Anthony, under whose leadership the project commenced.