Revue de presse du mardi 14 août 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 14 AOUT 2018
POLITIQUE – DIPLOMATIE – AFFAIRES REGIONALES
Source : Barbados Today
Various political figures have agreed that the newly elected Democratic Labour Party (DLP) President Verla De Peiza must be given time to stabilize the party. Political scientists Peter Wickham considers her to be a reasonable choice highlighting her youthfulness in politics, while Dr George Belle believes that she has been put into the position as a transitional person, which would allow for the transformation of the party in the longer term.
Source : I Witness News
Following his recent visit to Japan and bilateral discussions with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent Ralph Gonsalves has called on the Asian country to establish a strategic relationship with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Gonsalves says that a number of areas of concern were discussed, to include climate change. The Vincentian leader says that a strategic proposal has been put forward with a regional context. A Japanese mission will soon visit St Vincent for further discussions.
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE – FINANCE
Source : St Lucia Times
Based on a decision linked to due diligence firms not being in a position to validate documents from Iran, the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) has announced that applications from in and out of that country will not be accepted under the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP).The ban applies to Iranians living both in and out of Iran, including those who are residents of other countries.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : Dominica News Online
At a press conference which was held yesterday morning, Police Chief Daniel Carbon reported a surprising five (5) murders for the year thus far, the most recent taking place last Wednesday morning in the city of Roseau in broad daylight. Deputy Chief of Police also added his voice to the proceeding indicating that too many young men are engaged in unwarranted violence in particular with the use of illegal firearms. He further called on the youth to find non-violent means to resolve their conflicts.
Source : Caribbean News Now
Commissioner of Police, Ian Queenly, has confirmed that reports circulating in the media are true, that cannabis which was stored as evidence has been missing from police custody. The Police Chief also confirmed that at the time of its disappearance, the drugs were placed at a location outside of the secured exhibit room, a statement which has raised more questions than answers. An investigation has been launched and the Commissioner says no efforts will be spared in finding the person/persons responsible for this unethical act.
Source : Antigua Observer
Attorney General Steadroy Benjamin has issued a reminder to nationals who have not yet registered to vote that they have until the end of this month to do so, in order to be able to take part in the November 6 referendum to determine whether the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will be the final court of appeal of the country. The Antigua & Barbuda Electoral Commission ABEC) will also launch a public education and awareness campaign on the need to be registered as well as the importance of the court.
ENVIRONNEMENT – ENERGIE – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : St Lucia Times
The fight against single-use plastic has been gathering steam over the past months, but Saint Lucia has taken the crusade to another level. Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Dr Gale Rigobert, has announced that the Government aims to completely ban common plastics and single-use Styrofoam cups and food containers – effective 30th November 2019. However, a phase-out along with a ban on importation of any such products will commence on 1st December 2018.