Revue de presse du mardi 08 mai 2018

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 08 MAI 2018

POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE

SAINT VINCENT

New bill not aimed at Opposition Leader’s Canadian passport - PM

Source : I Witness News

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has come in defence of the Attorney General’s Reference (Constitutional Questions) Bill 2018, which is now before Parliament, saying that it simply gives a legal standing to an agreement which both sides of the National Assembly came to earlier this year. The Prime Minister made it clear that it is not an attempt to unseat the Leader of the Opposition, who is alleged to hold dual citizenship and is neither an attempt to remove the Privy Council as the highest court of the country, as being alleged by the Opposition.

ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE – FINANCE

DOMINICA

Dominica government has set aside over EC$149 million of CBI funds for international airport

Source : Caribbean News Now

In response to the Opposition request for the island’s position on the Citizenship by Investment Fund, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Roosevelt Skerrit says that his government has been setting aside US$5 million from that Fund each month, towards the construction of an international airport. Skerrit said so far his government has been able to set aside EC$149 million out of the US$200 million required for the project. The Prime Minister also blamed the passage of Hurricane Maria for the lack of progress in the construction of the airport.

CARIBBEAN

Caribbean bankers urge readiness for the EU’s general data protection regulation

Source : Caribbean News Now

Caribbean financial institutions are being urged to put the necessary systems in place to avoid the negative consequences of non-compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Failure to comply has far reaching implications for entities and their operations. Entities are expected to be compliant by May 25, 2018 failure to which can expose them to significant fines and penalties.

SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS

BARBADOS

Court of Appeal paves way for Commonwealth citizens to vote in Barbados

Source : Caribbean 360

A decision by the court yesterday opens the way for more people to vote, but this may not happen in upcoming the general election which is less than seventeen days away. Persons living in the country for three years can now be on the list of eligible voter, after the court threw out the longstanding rules that blocked them from doing so previously, unless that person was a citizen or had immigration status of resident or immigrant in Barbados.

GRENADA

Grenadian politician charged in connection with drug bust

Source : Caribbean 360

A candidate who contested the general elections held in March this year has been charged and appeared before the courts for the offence of “conspiracy to import and trafficking of a controlled drug” after a quantity of illegal drug was found in a barrel assigned for his collection. Basil Williams, who contested for The Progress Party, was among three men who were jointly charged in the matter. He is scheduled to return to court on 24 May 2018.

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