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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 17 AVRIL 2018

POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE

ANTIGUA

DNA Leader calls on Prime Minister to repeal CIP

Antigua Observer

In relation to the ongoing matter involving a Police Officer and Antigua & Barbuda passport documents, the Leader of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA), Joanne Massiah, has called on Prime Minister Gaston Browne to stop selling the country’s passports, thereby repealing the Citizenship by Investment Act. Massiah says that this has opened doors for dishonest people to engage in fraudulent acts.

ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE - FINANCE

BARBADOS

Welcome mat rolled out for Chinese

Nation News

A group of fourteen Chinese businessmen and women made a three day trip to Barbados last weekend for prospective business and investment. Short presentations were made to the delegation by various Government agencies. Secretary General of the China Chamber of International Commerce, who led the delegation, considers Barbados a “paradise for business”. Many Chinese businesses are already in established in the country.

SECURITE - JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS

CARICOM

Antigua & Barbuda PM follows SKN in blasting US Drug Money Laundering Report

The St Kitts-Nevis Observer

Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has joined his fellow CARICOM and OECS colleague of Saint Kitts & Nevis, Timothy Harris, in blasting the US State Department over its 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) in which member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) were labelled as major money laundering jurisdictions.

ANTIGUA

Antiguan Prime Minister Hon Gaston Browne ends the prohibition of cannabis and acknowledges the wrongs against Rastafari

St Lucia News Online

In an announcement made to acknowledge International Day of Cannabis, also known as 420, Prime Minister Gaston Browne explained that the prohibition of cannabis was not prompted by the health or well-being of users but to serve the racist, political and economic interests of the global powers at the time. Browne went on to apologise to the Rastafarian community for the demonization and brutalisation that has been inflicted upon them by police and other Government authorities because of prohibition.

SANTE - SOCIETE

SAINT KITTS

FDA launches investigation into unauthorized herpes vaccine trials in St Kitts

Caribbean News Now

Reports from media agencies in the United States indicate that an investigation has been launched into Southern Illinois University Professor William Halford, now deceased, by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Criminal Investigations, for alleged unauthorized herpes vaccines trials in Saint Kitts & Nevis. The vaccine was reportedly given to about 20 herpes patients in the Federation in 2016.

FRANCE - EU

CARIBBEAN

British PM apologizes to Caribbean leaders over deportation row

St Lucia News Online

As Britain hosts Caribbean member countries of the Commonwealth, Prime Minister Theresa May, personally apologised to Caribbean leaders for the treatment of long-term UK residents from the Caribbean who have been asked to prove their right to stay in the country or face deportation. The matter has prompted anger in some Caribbean countries.

MARTINIQUE

Hailstones reported in Martinique

Dominica News Online

French meteorological services have confirmed what they described as an “exceptional” phenomenon of hailstones falling in the neighbouring French territory of Martinique. It is said that heavy rains, which caused widespread flooding yesterday contributed to the bizarre event. The same occurred in Saint Claude, Guadeloupe in March 2016.

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