Revue de presse du mardi 15 mai 2018

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 15 MAI 2018

POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE

BARBADOS

Hundreds of errors found in voters’ list ahead of Barbados polls

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.

ANTIGUA

Opposition calls for dismissal of government minister

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.

SAINT VINCENT

Friday says Canadian citizenship makes him twice qualified to be MP

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

BARBADOS

Economy a major concern but no unified answer

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

BARBADOS

EBC finally registers St Lucian academic

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

DOMINICA

Finding adequate shelters a challenge as 2018 hurricane season looms

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.

Dernière modification : 15/05/2018

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