Revue de presse du lundi 14 mai 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 14 MAI 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Source : Barbados Today
The Chief Electoral Office has announced that special workers which include election officers and members of the Royal Barbados Police Force will be casting their ballots ahead of the May 24 polling day. The special polling day is Thursday 17th May 2018.
Source : SKN Vibes
The St Kitts & Nevis Government has distanced itself from allegations that it was among Caribbean countries that received bribes from a British investor. The Government was made aware of a media article concerning a judgment by the British High Court. Prime Minister Harris has confirms that his government has not entered into any agreement with the parties mentioned.
Source : Dominica Vibes
During the United Nations Sustainable Development Seminar held last week, Premier of Monsterrat Donaldson Romeo withdrew the 2012 request to have the British dependency removed from the list of territories which need to be decolonised. He noted that the island still remains heavily dependent on the UK government and tax payers to fund its recurrent budget.
Source : Now Grenada
An Indian delegation comprising the Honourable Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Anupriya Sing Patel and the High Commissioner accredited to Grenada, is currently on island. The Minister is expected to deliver a congratulatory letter to Prime Minister Keith Mitchell on his election victory in March. This is the second island she is visiting, having been in Dominica last week, which is seen as an endorsement to strengthening diplomatic relations in the region.
Source : Antigua Observer
Minister for Investment and Trade in the recently sworn in Gaston Browne Administration, Michael Asot, has been caught up in extraordinary fresh corruption allegations after months of quiet following his arrest in the United Kingdom. The allegations emerged in the High Court Case concerning businessman billionaire Peter Virdee and his business partner Dieter Trutschler, who have been accused of bribing high-ranking Caribbean politicians.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE - FINANCE
Source : Caribbean News Now
Questions are being asked on various aspects of the Marriot Hotel development project in Dominica financed by the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme, particularly as to the financial standing and quality of the applicants. The promotion of the project is another issue which is of concern to industry insiders.
SOCIETE – SANTE - AGRICULTURE
Source : St Lucia Times
As it continues to advocate for the non-privatisation of the public health system, Raise Your Voice Saint Lucia Inc. is calling on banana farmers and their families to claim the Owen King EU Hospital. The non-governmental organisation notes that hospital was constructed with funds from the European Union which came from the hard work of our banana farmers and as such it is their right to demand the renaming and non-privatisation of the health facility.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : Caribbean News Service
Police have charged suspended Assistant Superintendent of Police, Ray Anthony John, with five counts of conspiracy to forge Antigua and Barbuda passports. John was jointly charged with his sixty-three year old mother Yvonne Nickie. They also received a further charge of larceny.
Source : St Lucia News Online
In an unprecedented hearing, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ordered that St Lucian professor, Eddy Ventose, who has been residing in Barbados for some time now, be added to the register of voters in Barbados. The Chief Electoral Officer, who participated in the hearing, was instructed to ensure that Professor Ventose is registered before noon today, failure to which will result in contempt of court proceedings.
ENVIRONNEMENT – ENERGIE – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : Dominica News Online
The sub-region will observer its first ever climate change day tomorrow. The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) makes this observance in the growing recognition of the impacts that climate change is having on its member states. Many activities will be held on that day to observe this important day.
Source : St Lucia News Online
The Eastern Caribbean Regional Climate Change Implementation Plan was launched last week. The Plan which is funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and executed by two other agencies in partnership with the OECS Commission is aimed at providing strategic support to the Commission, in fulfilment of the historic Paris Agreement.