Revue de presse du mardi 13 mars 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 13 MARS 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has defended his decision not to announce a date for the general elections when his administration allowed the Parliament to be automatically dissolved on March 6. In keeping with the provisions of the Representation of the People Act, he says the government has 90 days after the dissolution of Parliament to name a date and being a lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, he will stick to that timeline.
Dominica New Online
The main opposition United Workers Party supports the imperative of making Dominica more resilient to natural disasters and the negative impacts of climate change and is ready to work with all stakeholders to realize this goal. Nevertheless, the Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition Lennox Linton says in doing so he will be guided by the principles of good governance and democracy. He was speaking on the creation and launch of the Climate Resilient Executing Agency for Dominica (CREAD) which he says was done without parliamentary approval.
Today is Election Day in Grenada and it will be a straight fight between the ruling New National Party (NNP) led by Dr Keith Mitchell and the National Democratic Party led by Nazim Burke. Both parties present a full slate of fifteen candidates. Approximately 250 polling stations will be open in the mainland and its dependency. The police voted last Friday so as to allow them to maintain law and order today.
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE - FINANCE
Caribbean News Now
Prime Minister Timothy Harris and other Government officials, including the Chief Executive Officer of the Citizenship by Investment Unit, Le Khan, met with more than two dozen major players in the economic citizenship industry in an effort to keep them abreast and updated on the likely direction his Administration intends to take the programme. Cabinet says it is considering several proposed amendments to the programme, including changes to the real estate option.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has announced that significant gas and oil have been found in the territorial waters of Grenada. The discovery was made by Russian based Global Petroleum Group which has been undergoing an exploratory drilling campaign. He went further to say that the oil discovered is of the quality of commercial value and this will bring financial benefit to the island. Political Leader of the National Democratic Party, Nazim Burke, is however questioning the timing of the announcement, on the eve of an election.
SANTE - INFRASTRUCTURE
St Lucia News Online
In keeping with the Government’s thrust to improve healthcare service in the country, the Department of Economic Development, Transport and Civil Aviation, held a sod turning ceremony for the construction of the Dennery Polyclinic last Thursday at the Bois Jolie site in Dennery. The works are expected to be completed within an agreed period of eighteen (18) months. The undertaking which forms part of the Disaster Vulnerability project is funded by the World Bank for the cost of over EC$5 million.