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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 06 JUIN 2018

POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE

SAINT KITTS

PM Harris bids farewell to New Zealand High Commissioner

Source : The St Kitts-Nevis Observer

New Zealand’s High Commissioner to St Kitts and Nevis, Her Excellency Jan Anderson, has completed her duties in the region. The Ambassador paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Timothy Harris during which time she thanked him for his support and cooperation during her tenure. The Prime Minister for his part extended gratitude to the Ambassador for her many undertakings in the region.

ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE – FINANCE

BARBADOS

Shared burden

Source : Barbados Today

In her hour-long Throne Speech for the grand opening of a new session of the House of Assembly, Governor General Dame Sandra Mason called on fellow Barbadians to face up to the grim economic reality facing the country at this time, while she also assured them that efforts will be made to ensure that the economic burden is shared fairly and does not fall on any one particular group of individuals.

ANTIGUA

Antigua-Barbuda government paves the way for further economic development with the China belt and Road Initiative

Source : Caribbean News Now

Prime Minister Gaston Browne earlier this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the People’s Republic of China on bilateral cooperation on the Silk Road Economic Belt and Silk Road Initiative. The latter is a foreign policy initiative of the Chinese Government to invest in the infrastructural development of many nations. Antigua and Barbuda now becomes one of the first countries in the OECS to formally sign the initiative.

BARBADOS

Prime Minister meets with IMF delegation

Source : Caribbean News Service

The newly elected Mia Mottley Administration has started discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as it prepares to restructure the country’s high debt. Yesterday, a delegation from the international financial institution, led by Bert Van Slem, met with the Prime Minister as well as members of her economic team.

OECS

Range boss not involved in financial wrongdoing

Source : Dominica Vibes

Founder of Range Developments Mohammed Asaria who has business interest in Dominica and St Kitts & Nevis has dispelled as “fake news” that he was arrested and detained in China on suspicion of financial wrongdoing. The story which was published by an online news company based in St Vincent and the Grenadines has since been retracted and an apology has been issued to Asaria and Range Developments. The company is responsible for developing Park Hyatt St Kitts Christophe Harbour and the Cabrits Resort in Dominica.

SECURITE – JUSTICE –DROITS HUMAINS

DOMINICA

Chinese nationals deported after serving time in jail for theft

Source : Dominica News Online

Three Chinese nationals who served nearly two years in prison for theft have been released and deported to China. The men, who arrived in Dominica in July 2016, were sentenced by a judge for the theft of a significant amount of cash from ATM machines of the National Bank of Dominica (NBD). After a search of their hotel room, ATM skimmers, magnetic strip cards, writing devices and laptop computers were retrieved.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

BVI Government to seek legal advice on British imposed public registers

Source : Caribbean News Now

Premier and Minister for Finance, Dr. Orlando Smith, says international law firm Withers has been engaged by the Government of the British overseas territory to advise on a legal challenge to any attempt by the United Kingdom to impose a public register of beneficial ownership through an Order in Council. The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act contains a provision which purports to mandate the imposition of publicly accessible registers of beneficial ownership of companies registered in British Overseas Territories (including the BVI) by 31 December 2020.

ENVIRONNEMENT – ENERGIE – LOGEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE

SAINT VINCENT

Geothermal project running 3 years behind schedule

Source : I Witness News

In response to a question from the Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition Godwin Friday, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves provided an update on the status of the project during a Parliament sitting on May 24, notifying that the commercial operation date of the geothermal power plant is three years behind schedule, which is an entire decade after it was conceived. The Prime Minister said the project is estimated at US$91 million, excluding transmission lines.

SAINT LUCIA

Cabinet welcomes geothermal project briefing

Source : St Lucia Times

Weeks after Cabinet approved the National Energy Transitions Strategy (NETS), which provides a guide to the energy options available for the country to pursue sustainable energy, Ministers were briefed on the next phase of the Geothermal Resource Development Project which is the exploratory drilling. The World Bank and other global partners have made available US$22.5 million in concessional and grant funding to embark on the next phase.

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