Revue de presse du lundi 20 août 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 20 AOUT 2018
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE – FINANCE
Source : Now Grenada
In addressing the nation on various issues ranging from the economy, education, tourism among others, Prime Minister Keith Mitchell believes that due to the increased contribution that construction and other sectors are having on the economy, the country will surpass the project growth rate of 3.5%. He also informed that nation that the 2019 budget will be presented in late November.
Source : Caribbean News Now
The British Overseas Territory of Anguilla will soon implement a residency programme which will allow foreigner nationals to acquire permanent residency in the territory. An information session to show the benefits and purpose of the Residency by Investment Programme will take place later this week.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : St Lucia News Online
Local security personnel and a high-level delegation from Venezuela concluded a one-day visit to Saint Lucia last Thursday. Both parties have agreed that they are victims of the drug trade and have agreed to working together on security matters. Minister for National Security, Hermangild Francis, says he is pleased with the talks with the Venezuelans which could possibly lead to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation between the two countries.
Source : SKN Vibes
The twin-island Federation is once again mourning the loss of one of its protectors as news of the shooting death of another police officer rocks the country. Sergeant Leon Powell was shot and killed during an armed robbery at an establishment which he owned and operated. Police Commissioner Ian Queenly has expressed outraged at the loss of one of his men and has promised stern action in the apprehension of the killers.
Source : The Voice
During an interview with an online news agency, Police Commissioner Severin Moncherry said he is considering taking early retirement. The disclosure was made when questioned about him being forced to leave, allegedly to make way for a new police chief. Moncherry however confirmed that he has never been asked to leave by anyone and that he has a good rapport with both the Prime Minister and the Minister for National Security.
Source : The Voice
Nine of the twenty-nine inmates, who arrived from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) last year following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, were returned to the British Overseas Territory at the end of last week. The BVI had indicated that the prisoners would be away until works on the Balsam Gut Prison were completed. No word yet on when the other twenty inmates will return to the BVI.