Revue de presse du mardi 10 avril 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 10 AVRIL 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
The Antigua & Barbuda Parliament meets for the first time since the general election of 21st March 2018, when the Gaston Browne led Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party won the polls convincingly by a 15-2 seat margin. The Governor General, Sir Rodney Williams, will also deliver his traditional Throne Speech in which he is expected to outline the priorities of the new Government for the coming year.
Caribbean News Now
The Government of St Kitts-Nevis on 28 March read in Parliament what is called the National Assembly Elections (Amendment Bill) which governs how elections take place in the Federation and how people must be registered to vote. The Government is now proposing some significant changes that will affect voters who are otherwise presently eligible to vote.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE - FINANCE
The St Kitts-Nevis Observer
The Government of St Kitts and Nevis has strongly rejected statements made about the twin island Federation in the United States Department of State 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, Volume II : Money Laundering (2018 INCSR) published in March 2018. According to a press release from the Office of the Prime Minister, the statements are grossly misleading, erroneous and offensive.
SECURITE - JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
St Lucia News Online
Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has declared that he is extremely concerned about the situation in Venezuela amid reports by Trinidad & Tobago of having to deal with an influx of Venezuelan nationals seeking refugee status. Chastanet, who has been a critic of the situation in the South American nation, indicates that security has been the number one issue for Saint Lucia.
ENVIRONNEMENT – ENERGIE – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Dominica News Online
As the country recovers from Hurricane Maria, the Government of the People’s Republic of China made a donation of 19 military vehicles, which included ambulances and a fire truck, to the Government of Dominica. The donation which has a monetary value of 4.3 million dollars will be distributed to the Office of Disaster Management, the Dominica Police Force, the Dominica Fire and Ambulance Services and the Dominica Prison Services. Minister for National Security, Rayburn Blackmoore, received the donation on behalf of the Government.
FRANCE – EU
St Lucia News Online
According to media reports, a Saint Lucian national has been arrested in neighbouring Martinique for attempted robbery. The twenty-four year old male was apprehended while trying to rob the same service station twice with a forty-eight hour period. He is believed to be mentally challenged.