Revue de presse du mardi 12 juin 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 12 JUIN 2018
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE – FINANCE
Source : Caribbean 360
The Mia Mottley led government is prepared to implement tough decisions to revitalize the ailing economy as it announced a series of new tax measures. During the presentation of her first financial statement and budgetary proposals, Mia Mottley says her government’s desire is to ensure that the burden is shared by all, while protecting the most vulnerable. In keeping with her campaign promise, the controversial National Social Reconstruction Levy (NSLR) will be repealed as of 1st July.
Source : Barbados Today
In response to the new tax measures proposed by the government, the Barbados Economic Society (BES) says it fears that some of the measures could potentially have an adverse impact on economic growth. On the other hand, the Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) says, by and large, the organization supports the budgetary measures and it is also pleased with the level of consultation undertaken with the private sector in that regard.
TRANSPORT – TOURISME – AVIATION CIVILE
Source : Caribbean News Service
Chief Executive Officer of regional carrier LIAT anticipates that one of the ways of stimulating travel within the region could be by eliminating the in-transit taxes. She also indicated the willingness by many territories to commit to making such an adjustment. Two separate studies conducted by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the CDB and LIAT, respectively, also spoke to the need to revisit the taxes.
EDUCATION - CULTURE - PATRIMOINE
Source : SKN Vibes
Since its ratification of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Convention about two years ago, the Federation actively took part in the UNESCO General Assembly of the State Parties to the said Convention for the first time, earlier this month. Dr David P Doyle, Ambassador of St Kitts & Nevis to UNESCO, based in Paris, along with Ms Marlene Phillips, the lead Intangible Cultural Heritage Focal Point, represented the Federation.
ENVIRONNEMENT – ENERGIE – LOGEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : Antigua Observer
The 2018 Hurricane Season is here and the Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), says the region may face several challenges in assisting the countries now recovering from last year’s devastation caused by Irma and Maria, in preparing for this season. Many persons are still in makeshift or temporary facilities and they must be the focus of attention. The Director says the Agency has signed several memoranda of understanding with its European partners, among others, for help in that regard.