Revue de presse du mardi 03 juillet 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 03 JUILLET 2018
POLITIQUE – DIPLOMATIE – RELATIONS REGIONALES
Source : Caribbean News Now
Three months after the March 136 general election in which his party was unable to win a seat for the second time, Leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Nazim Burke has announced his resignation. In his resignation speech, while thanking Grenadians for their support, he recommended that Deputy Political Leader, Joseph Andall be appointed as Political Leader.
Source : The St Kitts-Nevis Observer
Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are scheduled to meet in Jamaica as of tomorrow for their thirty-ninth conference. Among the key items on the Agenda are crime and security, disaster management and climate change, as well as the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). About two hundred foreign officials are expected to be in attendance.
Source : The Voice
As Venezuela continues its efforts at strengthening the bonds of brotherhood with the islands of the region, Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza met with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet last week Wednesday to review bilateral relations and strengthen the various areas of common interest between the two countries, such as security, crime fighting and drug trafficking.
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE – FINANCE
Source : I Witness News
Minister of Finance, Camillo Gonsalves says that Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, under his Unity Labour Party government remains philosophically opposed to the Citizenship by Investment programme, which is also known as economic citizenship. The Minister says the programme is unsustainable and makes a strong correlation between the programme and the International Monetary Fund. To date, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines is the only OECS member state without the programme.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : Dominica News Online
Antigua will hold its first referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on the same day that Grenada will hold its second. Both countries are trying to delink from the London-based Judicial Committee of Court, which has served as the final court of appeal for both countries even before independence from Britain, in favour of the Trinidad-based court. Grenada made its first attempt to join the CCJ in 2016 but that attempt was rejected.
TOURISME – TRANSPORTATION – AVIATION CIVILE
Source : Caribbean News Now& St Lucia Times
Prime Minister Gaston Browne has revealed that the governments of Grenada and St Lucia have signaled their willingness to come onboard to provide some financial subsidy to the Leeward Island Air Transport (LIAT). Meanwhile, Browne said that St Kitts-Nevis was yet to make any commitment. Since that report, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Allen Chastanet has clarified his government’s position on LIAT and notes that the regional carrier must first address its inefficiencies.
ENVIRONNEMENT – ENERGIE – LOGEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : The St Kitts-Nevis Observer
According to the Premier of Nevis, Honourable Mark Brantley, the Nevis Island Administration will concentrate its efforts on geothermal energy for now and not actively pursue other areas of renewable energy. The Nevis Renewable Energy International Inc. (NREI) has been contracted to develop the resource. The Nevis Geothermal Project is expected to create increased economic growth, reduce power costs, increase employment and create new economic opportunities for local businesses.
Source : St Lucia Star
On the evening on Friday 22nd June 2018, the Bonne Baguette Bakery Ltd hosted a “fête des pains Français” where a new range of gourmet French breads was presented. French Ambassador to the OECS Member States and Barbados, His Excellency Philippe Ardanaz, addressed the many guests who were in attendance, who confirmed that no meal is complete without bread for a French person.