Revue de presse du mardi 27 février 2018
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE-LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 27 FEVRIER 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
The Twenty-Ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM is taking place in Port au Prince, Haiti from 26th to 27th February. Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell who is the outgoing Chairman has handed over the mantle to the President of the Republic of Haiti, Jovenel Moise. The Chairmanship of the regional body is on a rotation basis of six months.
After months of continuous allegations, Former Prime Minister and Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition Dr Douglas, has finally admitted to being the holder of a Dominican passport. Douglas, in a sworn affidavit filed in the High Court last week said that he did filled out an application form and was then issued with a diplomatic passport from the Commonwealth of Dominica. He also admitted to having travelled with the said document. The Government has until March 19, to file and serve its papers in response to Douglas’s application.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Caribbean News Now
Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in his address at the opening of the 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, being held in Port au Prince, called on the regional body for the need to counteract the threat of crime and violence. He pointed out the toll that such have on societies, suggesting that the CARCOM Crime and Security Strategy (CCSS) be revisited.
Caribbean News Now
The Government of St Kitts-Nevis has asked the court for more time in the matter involving Leader of the Opposition Dr Denzil Douglas and his alleged possession of a Dominica diplomatic passport. The matter was heard yesterday in Basseterre but has been adjourned to April 2018. Douglas has described the move as “ridiculous” since they said they were ready for trial but now asking more time to file for an expert witness on the laws of Dominica.