Revue de presse du lundi 18 juin 2018
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 18 JUIN 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Source : The Voice
After two years in office, the Allen Chastanet-led United Workers Party Administration says that it has accomplished more than the Opposition St Lucia Labour Party in its five year term. At a recent party gathering to celebrate their two year anniversary, members of the party highlighted the many achievement of the government since assuming office. Infrastructure Minister, who is also a former Prime Minister, says the government has worked wonders in dealing with the country’s infrastructure. Despite all of that, the Opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party gives the government a failing grade.
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE – FINANCE
Source : Barbados Today
Prime Minister Mia Mottley says the new government would seek a one per cent interest payment on any loan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as it seeks to turn around an ailing economy. Mottley, who recently returned to Barbados from the United States where she held talks with the Washington-based financial institution, is hoping to reach an agreement with the IMF as soon as possible, indicating that she is hopeful it could be done before a nine-month period.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : Antigua Observer
Prime Minister Gaston Browne is in agreement with prison authorities regarding the release of an American visitor who was sentenced to one year imprisonment. The leader called the decision a good one taking into account the circumstances. The American tourist, who was visiting the country on vacation with her family, was found with bullets in her luggage. Browne says if this decision was not taken the country would have had a diplomatic situation on its hand.
SANTE – SOCIETE
Source : The St Kitts-Nevis Observer
The 63rd Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Health Research Conference was held in St Kitts-Nevis from 14th to 16th June 2018, where health professionals, researchers, policy makers and other health officials from the region were in attendance. Executive Director of CARPHA Dr James Hospedales seized the opportunity to stress on the important role which the Agency plays in the region. The conference featured areas such as communicable diseases, global cancer research, health systems policy among others.
FRANCE – UNION EUROPEENNE
Source : Dominica News Online
The European Union has been described as the world’s largest contributor to cooperation for development and climate financing by one of its officials during the Participatory Regional Workshop for development of the CARICOM Biodiversity Strategy. The European bloc also reconfirmed its financial support for sustainable development in the region.
Source : St Lucia Times
A French national, who has been identified as Francois Lubin Christopher, from neighbouring Martinique, was admitted at Victoria Hospital after he was rescued at sea by a passing vessel. Reports are that he left Martinique for St Lucia last Friday but his boat developed mechanical issues on the way. He reportedly jumped overboard after drifting for some time on Saturday.