Revue de presse du lundi 28 mai 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU LUNDI 28 MAI 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Source : Caribbean 360
he led her Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to victory in the May 24 general election, Mia Amor Mottley, 52, was sworn in as Barbados eighth Prime Minister on Friday, joining a handful of Caribbean women who have led governments in their respective countries. Mottley, who held a succession of ministerial portfolios in former BLP administrations, led the Party to a whitewash of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), winning all 30 seats in the Parliament. Attorney at Law Dale Marshall also took the oath of office as Attorney General.
Source : Now Grenada
Grenada has joined other international jurisdictions in advocating that the decision of the people of Venezuela be respected. Prime Minister Keith Mitchell, on behalf of the Government and People of Grenada, has congratulated President Nicolas Maduro on his re-election to the Presidency of the embattled South American nation. Grenada and Venezuela share very strong ties.
Source : Caribbean News Service
Newly sworn in Prime Minister Mia Mottley has announced her Cabinet which consists of thirty (30) members, to include two ambassadorial-level advisors in the persons of former Deputy Prime Minister Dame Billie Miller and Economist Dr Clyde Mascoll, who will both be attending Cabinet meetings given their duties. A Senator was appointed to head the Foreign Affairs Ministry in the person of Dr Jerome Walcott.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE - FINANCE
Source : Nation News
The economic situation of the country is more serious than initially thought, so much so that the Barbados dollars could be in jeopardy. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) report for the 2017 Article IV consultation revealed that the financial institution was extremely concerned about the Government’s inappropriate fiscal policies and lack of confidence, which led to the country’s fiscal deficit and low foreign exchange reserves. The said report was never made public by the former Freundel Stuart Administration.
Source : The St Kitts-Nevis Observer
The good news for St Kitts and Nevis continue under the Team Unity Government, as the twin island Federation was just ranked as having the best passport among Caribbean jurisdictions that offer Citizenship by Investment Programmes, according to the latest Henley & Partners Passport Index. Upon assuming office in 2015, the Team Unity Government led by Timothy Harris has taken extensive steps to rebrand the country’s citizenship programme.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : I Witness News
During the debate on the Attorney General’s Reference (Constitutional Questions) Bill, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves made his position clear on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) when he says “I am a Caribbean Court of Justice man”. Vincentians rejected the proposal to replace the London-based Privy Council with the CCJ in a referendum in 2009. Gonsalves says he is confident that the people will see it necessary to do so.
ENVIRONNEMENT – ENERGIE – LOGEMENT - CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : Dominica News Online
Thirty-three (33) contracts have been signed as part of a housing initiative being undertaken by the Government in its continued thrust to address the needs for safe and resilient housing for families directly impacted by the passage of Hurricane Maria. The project is being funded by the Ministry of Housing and Lands in collaboration with the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
FRANCE – UNION EUROPEENNE
Source : SKN Vibes
On May 25, the European Union Council removed Saint Kitts and Nevis from the EU’s list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. When the Federation was added to the list earlier this year, Prime Minister Timothy Harris lashed out at the process for blacklisting countries and called the mechanism used to make such determinations as flawed. The EU’s list is contributing to on-going efforts to prevent tax fraud and promote good governance worldwide.