Revue de presse du mercredi 02 mai 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 02 MAI 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Source : Nation News
During the delegates’ conference of the United Workers Party, Lennox Linton was again elected leader of the political party un-opposed. Linton who took up the mantle to lead the party prior to the general elections of 2014, called on supporters to make a change in the country. At the same conference, Joseph Francis who was previously removed as Deputy Political Leader regained his position.
Source : Barbados Today
With less than a month to go for Barbadians to go to the polls, another political party has come on the scene making it number eight (8). The Future Generation Freedom Revolutionary Congress will be contesting the May 24 elections with Marguerite Iyoka Bellamy as the Leader. Bellamy believes in making Barbados an agricultural based economy. Nomination day is Monday 7 May.
Source : Dominica Vibes
Following the resignation of Joseph Isaac from the United Workers Party last month, the party has selected a replacement for the Roseau Central constituency in the person of Glenroy Cuffy. Isaac who informed his constituents and the country in general that he would be an independent legislator in the Parliament of Dominica, has since joined the Skerrit led-Government. He was sworn in as Minister for the Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal on 13th April.
ECONOMIE - AFFAIRE – FINANCE
Source : Nation News
The United Kingdom Parliament has approved an amendment to its Sanctions and Money Laundering Bill which mandates that public registers of beneficial ownership be imposed on the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and other British Overseas Territories. The OECS Commission has registered its strongest opposition to certain provisions of that bill noting that while the UK has the right to determine its national legislation, it should also respect the democratic competence of the people of the BVI and take into consideration the impact that such will have on the economy in its post-disaster recovery.
SECURITE - JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : Caribbean News Now
During the launch of the new forensic lab last week, Prime Minister Timothy Harris raised strong objection to the decriminalisation or legalisation of marijuana in the Federation. He went further to urge residents and citizens to reject the drug. Despite his other OECS colleague in Antigua & Barbuda, Gaston Browne having gone this way, Harris says the evidence of the effects of marijuana is clear for all to see.