Revue de presse du mardi 17 avril 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 17 AVRIL 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.