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POLITIQUE – DIPLOMATIE – AFFAIRES REGIONALES
Source : Nation News
Dominicans are not taking the decision made by the Ross University School of Medicine to relocate to neighbouring Barbados lightly. Some are criticising Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley saying she has committed an “act of aggression” against a sister nation, while one went even further asking the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to sanction her for such act.
Source : The Voice
While fellow OECS colleagues - Antigua & Barbuda and Dominica – reacted within hours by issuing statements condemning the assassination attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Saint Lucia is not yet willing to take a position on the matter. The Office of the Prime Minister notes that it is monitoring the situation and gathering all necessary facts before making any formal statement.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : Caribbean News Service
Former Member of the former Democratic Labour Party (DLP) government, who was also then Minister for Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, was arrested in the United States and charged with money laundering earlier yesterday. The charges stem from his alleged acceptance of bribes from a Barbadian insurance company in 2015 and 2016, when he was a public official. He has since been released on a US$50 000.00 bond.
Source : St Lucia Times
Wilfred Pierre, who once served as Director of Special Initiatives and National Authorizing Officer (NAO) within the Office of the Prime Minister, has been appointed at the Chief Executive Officer of the Castries Constituency Council. Mr Pierre also previously served as a Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and as General Secretary of the Civil Service Association (CSA) a well-known trade union.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : St Lucia Times
Former Minister for Sustainable Development of Saint Lucia, Dr James Fletcher, has been assigned to head the Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (CREAD), of the Commonwealth of Dominica. The CREAD which was launched earlier this year in March will operate as a statutory body that is accountable to Parliament. The mission of the agency will be to coordinate all reconstruction work to avoid duplication, maximize economies of scale, spot and fill critical gaps, avoid bureaucratic infighting and ensure all reconstruction activities are focused on a single Climate Resilient Recovery Plan developed by Dominica and its partners.