Revue de presse du mercredi 04 juillet 2018

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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 04 JUILLET 2018

POLITIQUE – DIPLOMATIE – RELATIONS REGIONALES

GRENADA

Grenada’s first-ever ambassador to Isreal

Source : Now Grenada

An article which was recently published in The Jerusalem Post yesterday (https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Five-new-ambassadors-present-credentials-to-President-Rivlin-561379 ) stated that Dr Alvin Schonfeld who is said to have been the long serving Honorary Consul of Grenada in Chicago is the first ever Ambassador to Israel for the Caribbean island of Grenada. Dr Schonfeld does not reside in Grenada. The said has been confirmed by the Protocol Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

CARICOM

Marijuana legalization, high cost of regional travel on agenda for CARICOM Heads meeting

Source : Dominica News Online

When the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) meet in Jamaica for their thirty-ninth conference, the decriminalisation of marijuana and high cost of intra-regional travel will be the hot topics up for discussion. The recommendations made by the Regional Commission on marijuana will be considered. No indication was given that action would be taken by the heads to reduce the takes which actually making travel in the region so costly.

SAINT KITTS

Opposition Leader Dr Denzil Douglas to be cross-examined in diplomatic passport case

Source : SKN Vibes

When the trial for the Parliamentary Disqualification case against Opposition Leader Dr Denzil Douglas goes before the High Court later in the year, he will be cross-examined. The ruling was handed down by the High Court Judge earlier this week. The judge also ruled that expert witness on Dominican law will be required to determine whether Douglas has acknowledged allegiance to the Commonwealth of Dominica.

ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE – FINANCE

SAINT VINCENT

Is SVG’s ships’ registry the same as “selling passports” ?

Source : I Witness News

Following comments made in Parliament last Thursday by the Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves regarding his Government’s continued opposition to the citizenship-by-investment programme, Member of Parliament St Clair Leacock has asked the Minister to explain the difference between a ships’ registry and the programme. Leacock went on to state the international embarrassment which these registered ships cause to the country when they run afoul with the law.

BARBADOS

Barbados and IMF begin negotiations this week

Source : Caribbean 360

This week representatives from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will engage a negotiating team in discussions on the fiscal position of the country and thereafter drill down to the specific sectors of Government. Meetings will also be held with the domestic and foreign creditors. The team is expected to remain in the country until 12th July 2018.

TOURISME – TRANSPORTATION – AVIATION CIVILE

OECS

Antigua’s PM responds to Chastanet

Source : St Lucia News Online

After the revelation made by Prime Minister of Antigua that Grenada and St Lucia were ready to support LIAT financially, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet came out to clarify his government’s positon on the matter. Browne has apologized for interpreting St Lucia’s final agreement to meet to address the issues affecting the regional carrier, as a sign of support. Nevertheless, the Antiguan Leader continues to advocate for the Governments of the region to support the airline as it provides an absolutely essential service to the region.

Dernière modification : 04/07/2018

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