Revue de presse du mardi 26 juin 2018

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 26 JUIN 2018

POLITIQUE – DIPLOMATIE – RELATIONS REGIONALES

BARBADOS

Ban on private emails to conduct Govt business

Source : Barbados Today

In an effort to enhance cyber security in the country, Prime Minister Mia Mottley has imposed an outright ban on the use of private emails to conduct the business of the state. She made the announcement during a meeting with Ministers and Senior Public Officers, which also included Permanent Secretaries. In that same light, to avoid any semblance of corruption and to ensure adequate follow-up, she has requested the presence of public officers at all business meetings.

OECS

OECS citizens applying for Canadian visas will need to travel to Trinidad effective December

Source : Caribbean News Now

Citizens of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will no longer be able to submit their Canadian visa applications online as of December 2018. Biometric data, to include fingerprints and photograph information will be required and therefore persons must travel to their nearest Canadian Embassy, which is in Trinidad, for a physical appearance. Foreign Affairs Minister of St Kitts & Nevis, Mark Brantley, is already weighing in on the challenges which that will pose on applicants, particularly the costs that will be involved.

SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS

BARBADOS

White collar crime on the rise

Source : Barbados Today

Criminal deceptions, possession of counterfeit notes, obtaining goods and services by forged instrument, among others, are some of the cases of white collar crimes that have been on the rise in the country. The Royal Barbados Police Force has recorded an increase for the first four months of the year compared to the same period last year.

SANTE– SOCIETE – AGRICULTURE

BARBADOS

Mobile hospital on QEH grounds

Source : Nation News

The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), has launched the first mobile hospital in the region on the grounds of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). The facility will be utilized mainly by the Barbados Defence Force in case of an emergency at the QEH as well as to serve the Caribbean when there is a disaster.

ENVIRONNEMENT – ENERGIE – LOGEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE

SAINT LUCIA

Cabinet of Ministers endorse National Adaptation Plan

Source : St Lucia Times

The National Adaptation Plan, which was established by the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. The approval came after an intense one-year consultation process. The process builds on the progress that countries have already made in terms of climate change adaptation policy and action.

CARIBBEAN

More and More Sargassum Seaweed new normal for the Caribbean

Source : The St Kitts-Nevis Observer

Since 2011, excessively large quantities of sargassum have accumulated in the Caribbean Sea, only to wash ashore in several Caribbean countries. Massive sargassum seaweed blooms are becoming increasingly frequent in the Caribbean. The seaweed covers the beaches in huge, stinking blankets that sometimes measure up to ten feet in depth. While it affects tourism and fisheries in some countries in particular the OECS, some Governments believe it should be treated as a climate change issue and have even called for the establishment of a regional action plan to deal with the issue.

FRANCE – UNION EUROPEENNE

SAINT VINCENT

Facility to produce and sell vegetable seedlings to farmers opens

Source : Caribbean News Service

The Montreal Greenhouse Park which was financed under the European Union Banana Accompanying Programme (BAM) for a cost of EC$4.7 million was opened yesterday. The Park which will be operated by producer groups through management leases aims to increase the production of fruits and vegetables to satisfy domestic demand and thereafter for export. A total of EC$31 million was allocated to the country under BAM most of which went towards the construction of feeder roads and improvement of agricultural infrastructure.

Dernière modification : 26/06/2018

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