Revue de presse du mardi 29 mai 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MARDI 29 MAI 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Source : Barbados Today
Seeking a third consecutive term in office, the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) did not secure a single seat in last week’s general election, going down 30-0 to the Mia Mottley-led Barbados Labour Party and in the process creating a Parliament without an official opposition. Since then, Prime Minister Mottley announced a proposed constitutional amendment which would allow the defeated party with the highest number of votes to hold two seats in the Senate. In response, the campaign manager of the DLP, Robert Morris, is advising his party against taking up any seats in the Senate. The party stalwart says that in due course the DLP with get back their place in the legislature.
Source : SKN Vibes
The new German Ambassador to the Federation, His Excellency Holger Michael paid a courtesy call on Foreign Affairs Minister Hon. Mark Brantley last week during which he expressed much pleasure in his new assignment. The Ambassador spoke of the existing relations between his country and the twin island Federation. He also expressed his intention to work closely with the island through the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) particularly in the area of climate change.
SECURITE - JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : Caribbean 360
Following the threat by Former Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to leave the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) had his party formed the new Government, new elected Prime Minister Mia Mottley has made it clear that Barbados will remain a member of the CCJ. Mottley noted that not only is the Court “one of the best examples of independence” in a court across the entire globe, but that she was part of the Government that had worked to establish the said Court.
Source : The St Kitts-Nevis Observer
Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition, Dr Denzil Douglas, will face the court again tomorrow for the third hearing in the constitutional motion brought against him by the Attorney General regarding his disqualification from the National Assembly of the Federation. He is expected to fulfil his undertaking to present his Dominican diplomatic passport to the judge for inspection. The legal teams for both the defendant and the plaintiff are also scheduled to present oral submissions on the admissibility of expert witness evidence in the matter.
ENVIRONNEMENT – ENERGIE – LOGEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : Antigua Observer
Government’s Chief of Staff, Max Hurst, has confirmed that the Government will make the details of its controversial contracts with PV Energy, public in the coming days. Government’s dealing with the said company raised concerns among many sectors of the society after a UK High Court judgement revealed that former Antiguan Minister Asot Michael was involved with German businessman Dieter Trutschler, who is alleged to have connections with the Energy company. Despite calls for a probe into Michael’s alleged illicit involvement with the German businessman, Prime Minister Gaston Browne says the matter is already being dealt with by the British Government and his Government is cooperating fully.