Revue de presse du lundi 19 mars 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 19 MARS 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
The Third Session of the Eleventh Parliament is scheduled for tomorrow March 20, when both houses will meet in a joint session to receive the traditional Throne Speech from His Excellency the Governor General Sir Emmanuel Neville Cenac. This will be the occasion to know who the new Speaker of the House of Assembly is, following the resignation of Mrs Leonne Theodor-John. A sitting of the House of Assembly is scheduled for Wednesday March 21, where the debate on the Estimates and Expenditure 2018/2019 will take place.
Following his overwhelming victory at the polls on Tuesday March 13, Dr Keith Claudius Mitchell took the oath of office last Friday for the fifth time as Grenada’s Prime Minister. The seventy-one year old leader called on the opposition to join in putting forward the best policies for the future socio-economic development of the country.
Caribbean News Now
With less than four days before polling day on March 21, the Gaston Browne Antigua &Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) is accusing the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) of colluding with international convicted criminals and money launderers to spread false information on the Prime Minister and other Government officials, including the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Honourable Max Fernandez. Browne says that such enterprise is a real threat to the safety and security in the country.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
The St Kitts-Nevis Observer
The growing trending of violence, including shootings, in the Federation has placed the country as the third highest among the Caribbean islands, behind the United States Virgin Island (USVI) and Jamaica, for homicides in 2017. The statistics have prompted the United Kingdom to warn its nationals to be mindful of this fact when visiting the country. There has been an increase in murders since 2012, with 2016 having the highest, a total of 31.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Senior officials from twelve Caribbean countries, technical experts from the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), the Green Climate Fund Secretariat, the Caribbean Development Bank and other regional agencies, will meet in Grenada on March 21-23 for a regional workshop on opportunities to respond to the impacts of climate change.
During the recent cooperation conference of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) held in Venezuela, the ALBA Bank allotted 3.5 million dollars towards the relief of damages caused by natural disasters. Dominica and Antigua & Barbuda are down to benefit from that amount. Both countries were devastated by major hurricanes last year September.
St Lucia News Online
The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) held its twenty-third Ministerial Meeting in Venezuela last week during which representatives addressed the effects of climate change and support the financing of projects in countries devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria. The meetings also developed plans to tackle natural disasters this coming season.
The Alliance Française is seeking to restructure its services. According to the Director, after experiencing financial challenges, something which is not unique to Grenada, some decisions were made regarding all the Alliances Françaises throughout the Caribbean. The Alliance Française of Grenada was established in 1953 to promote the French language and Grenadian culture, and to facilitate cultural exchanges between France and Grenada.