Revue de presse du mardi 15 mai 2018
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 15 MAI 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Source : Caribbean 360
With less than ten days before going to the polls, there are still reports of irregularities and discrepancies in the voters’ registration list after a public dismissal by the Barbados Electoral Commission of any such occurrences. The constituencies of St Michael South currently held by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, as well as St Michael North East held by the Barbados Labour Party leader Mia Mottley, are among those affected.
Source : Caribbean News Service
Despite having denied the accusations that recently unfolded against him for having received bribes from billionaire businessman Peter Virdee, Minister for Investment and Trade, Michael Asot, is being asked to step down. Leader of the main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP) Harold Lovell said failing to do so, Prime Minister Browne should relieve the said Minister of his portfolio, for having once again sullying the good name of Antigua & Barbuda.
Source : I Witness News
Questions have surfaced those last weeks about whether Opposition Leader Godwin Friday is qualified to sit in the Parliament of the country since he holds Canadian citizenship. In response to such, Friday says he is twice qualified, especially since he is citizen of both countries which are members of the Commonwealth, according to the Constitution.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE - FINANCE
Source : Nation News
At an election economic debate, organised by the Barbados Economic Society (BES) and the CFA Society of Barbados, the four main political parties all agreed that the country is facing serious economic challenges noting that fixing the foreign reserves and the fiscal deficit were the biggest issues.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : Barbados Today
The Barbados Electoral Commission (BEC) has complied to the order of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to ensure that St Lucian professor, Eddy Ventose, is registered to vote in the upcoming general elections. Ventose and three other Commonwealth citizens had sued the Commission for refusing to include their names on the electoral list. However, as of yesterday, all the litigants in the matter have been registered.
ENVIRONNEMENT – ENERGIE – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : Dominica News Online
The 2018 Hurricane Season is a mere few weeks away and there are concerns of inadequate shelters in the country. Half of the shelters having been damaged by Hurricane Maria last year, the Prime Minister has called on individuals to use their homes as hurricane shelters. Most of their shelters need repair.The Prime Minister says his own home has been offered as a shelter.