Revue de presse du lundi 25 juin 2018
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 25 JUIN 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Source : BVI News
The National Democratic Party (NDP) has elected Hon. Myron Walwyn as the next leader of the party replacing Hon. Dr Orlando Smith, who served as leader for about 20 years .During the highly anticipated Convention, Walwyn emerged victorious over one of the party’s founder, Hon. Ronnie Skelton. Smith who will continue to serve as Premier until the next elections which are constitutionally due by June next year previously announced that he would not be contesting as Leader. Meanwhile Hon. Marlon Penn was voted in as Vice President.
Source : St Lucia News Online
Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Allen Chastanet took over the Chairmanship of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in June 2017. Despite the many regional and global economic challenges he was able to achieve much to further strengthen regional cooperation in important areas such as climate change, health care, among others. As the tenure of Chastanet now comes to an end, the Prime Minister of St Vincent & the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, takes over the mantle.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : Now Grenada
During a meeting with the Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell who is also the Minister responsible for National Security, Acting Commissioner of Police Winston James announced that he was retiring from his post as of 2nd July 2018. At the same meeting, the Prime Minister wasted no time in informing the rank and file of the Royal Grenada Police Force, who would be the next head. Edvin Martin, who currently holds the post of Deputy Commissioner, has been recommended to hold the fort.
Source : Caribbean News Service
After much public outrage and a call from the Antigua and Barbuda Bar Council for the relevant authorities to rectify the matter regarding the release of an American tourist from prison, the office of the Governor General, has officially pardoned the individual of her one year sentence for the possession of ammunition . The Remission of Part of a Sentence, which is signed by the Governor General’s Deputy, is dated 22nd June.
SANTE – SOCIETE
Source : Now Grenada
Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, who is also the Minister for National Security, believes the time has come for his country to reconsider the decriminalisation of marijuana and other forms of recreational drugs. A well-known criminal attorney Anselm Clouden has called for the same on numerous occasions. Last year, the country enforced the Rehabilitation Offences Legislation which would remove the records of persons with convictions for possession of marijuana joints, after four years has passed.
FRANCE – UNION EUROPEENNE
Source : The Voice
A French registered non-profit Association, Caribbean Doctors Association (CDA), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Agriculture for cooperation into various aspects of the management of the endemic snake, the Fer-de-Lance. The project has been assisted by the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme. President of the CDA, Dr Dabor Resiere, and another doctor colleague, who were in St Lucia to discuss healthcare cooperation with Government officials, signed along with the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr John Calixte.