Revue de presse du mardi 22 mai 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 22 MAI 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Source : Antigua Observer
Following the recent resignation of Asot Michael from the Cabinet, Prime Minister Gaston Browne has redistributed the portfolios which were held by Michael to two other members of his Cabinet ; Chet Greene and Charles Fernandez respectively. The Trade Ministry has been assigned to Greene in addition to his current portfolios of Foreign Affairs, Immigration and International Trade, while Fernandez takes over the Investment Ministry along with his current portfolios of Tourism and Economic Development.
Source : SKN Vibes
Amidst calls from the Leader of the Opposition, Dr Denzil Douglas, for the resignation of Prime Minister Timothy Harris following allegations of bribery in the Peter Virdee case at a British High Court, a Queen Counsel has come in defence of the Prime Minister. Henry Browne, who is a highly regarded Queen Counsel, says it is clear beyond a per-adventure that Harris broke no law, neither took or gave no bribe, noting that the transcripts more than adequately support his conclusion.
SECURITE - JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : Caribbean News Now
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has made it abundantly clear that he intends to leave the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) if he wins the general election which is less than two days away. Stuart’s reasoning for leaving seemed to centre on Barbados’s treatment at the Court. He says the attitude out of Port of Spain regarding his country leaves much to be desired. In the last 14 years of the Court’s existence, only Barbados and Dominica from the sub-region have joined.
FRANCE – UNION EUROPEENNE
Source : Nation News
When European Ministers of Finance next meet, two members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) one of which is an OECS member state namely Saint Kitts and Nevis, is likely to be removed from the European Union list of tax havens. The twin island Federation has raised strong objection to its inclusion on the said list. The list put out by the European bloc also included St Lucia and Grenada, which has both been removed.