Revue de presse du mardi 06 mars 2018
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 06 MARS 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
St Lucia News Online
Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Allen Chastanet, met with His Excellency Luis Videgaray Caso, Foreign Affairs Minister of Mexico, during his visit to Saint Lucia, where they discussed new initiatives to foster exchanges between their two countries in the areas of agriculture, tourism, security, climate change and artisan training.
A Special Envoy of the President of Indonesia for the Caribbean and the Pacific, His Excellency Muhammad Lutfi, including the Indonesian Ambassador to Saint Kitts-Nevis, met with Prime Minister Timothy Harris last weekend. The Ambassador, who said that Indonesia considers the Federation an important partner in the region, also intends to strengthen cooperation as well explore possibilities of investment in the Federation.
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE - FINANCE
Caribbean News Now
Following a fifty percent reduction in the application costs for citizenship by investment in the Federation, the demand has increased to the highest. The programme was also ranked first in the region by the 2018 Passport Index. The generous discount, which came into effect for the purpose of the Hurricane Relief Fund (HRF) after the passing of Hurricane Irma, will continue until the end of March 2018.
FRANCE – EU
A post mortem conducted on the body of Keryan Grimault-Queret, a 24 year old French national, has revealed that he died from “traumatic shock”. Resident pathologist, Dr Adrian Quintana-Nune, concluded such and said that he had multiple injuries as a result of a collision with a boat. Grimault-Queret was struck by a motor vessel on 24th February while swimming out in the sea near the Four Seasons Resorts in Nevis.
St Lucia Times
When the Finance Ministers of the European Union will meet next week in Brussels, Saint Lucia is expected to be removed from the European Union list of tax havens. Such move comes after the island made specific commitments by the country to adapt its tax rules and practices. St Lucia was mong a list of 17 countries included in the mentioned list which came out last December.
Caribbean News Now
Questions are being asked by some Members of European Parliament (MEP) over the removal of several countries from the tax haven blacklist in January. Wener Langen, a German MEP, stated that the Council’s decision is inappropriate. Out a list of seventeen (17) countries listed last December, the European Union has removed eight (8).