Revue de presse du mardi 19 juin 2018
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 19 JUIN 2018
POLITIQUE – DIPLOMATIE – RELATIONS REGIONALES
Source : Nation News
During her speech at the 65th Meeting of the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority, newly elected Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley expressed her country’s wish to deepen political and economic cooperation with its OECS neighbours. She noted that they face similar challenges for which they all want mutually beneficial solutions such as climate change, freedom of movement and transportation.
Source : St Lucia News Online
Leaders of the region are currently in Saint Lucia attending the 65th Meeting of the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority which runs from Monday 18th to Tuesday 19th June 2018. The Director General of the OECS Commission Dr Didacus Jules says that recently elected Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley is the special guest at the meeting. The agenda includes critical issues among them climate change, and the sargassum seaweed, which is affecting most of the islands at present.
Source : Caribbean News Service
Haitian nationals are now free to enter Barbados, as the Mia-Mottley-led Administration has abolished the visa requirement which it considers to be illegal. Minster for Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, who said he was shocked to learn of such a requirement just recently, says that there was no logical reason to impose visas on Haitians, particularly with the country (Haiti) being a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE – FINANCE
Source : Caribbean 360
Another team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is due to arrive in Barbados on 2nd July for ten days, this time for negotiating the terms and conditions of the contract which the Government will undertake with the financial institution. The announcement came after the recent visit to Washington by Prime Minister Mottley and her delegation, in which they engaged IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde in talks. Mottley has given the assurance that her Government will engage the IMF in order to bring back growth to the ailing economy and preserve the Barbadian quality of life and to maintain the value of the dollar.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : SKN Vibes
Saint Kitts-Nevis has recorded its fifteenth homicide for the year as a bus driver was gunned down as he waited for his passenger bus to fill. In that light, an Opposition Member of Parliament is calling for a united approach to tackle the current crime situation in the country. Honourable Konris Maynard vowed to be part of the effort to improve the situation, while noting that crime should not be used as a political tool.
ENVIRONNEMENT – ENERGIE – LOGEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : Caribbean News Service
As Europeans celebrate the annual “climate diplomacy” week highlighting climate action in the European Union and beyond, Ambassador Daniel Tramacere, Head of the EU Delegation to Barbados, the OECS and CARICOM, notes the many achievements and efforts of the European bloc to assist many countries, in particular the Caribbean, in their efforts to combat the effects of climate change. The Paris Agreement, which came into effect in November 2016, is one major achievement as it seeks to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change.