Revue de presse du mercredi 08 août 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 08 AOUT 2018
POLITIQUE – DIPLOMATIE – AFFAIRES REGIONALES
Source : St Lucia News Online
During a press conference held by the Opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party yesterday, Former Minister for External Affairs, Alva Baptiste says the Prime Minister’s rationale for imposing visa restrictions on Venezuelan nationals was serious flawed. Baptiste called on the Allen Chastanet-led government to exercise skilfulness in its management of foreign policy because this is a matter that must be handled with great adeptness.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : Antigua Observer
Reports have surfaced that an extradition request was hand-delivered to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Chet Greene last Friday by an Indian delegation for the Indian billionaire businessman wanted in his home country for an alleged multi-million dollar fraud. Mehul Choksi, who has since denied all allegations made against him in that regard, obtained citizenship in Antigua & Barbuda in November 2017 through the Citizenship by Investment Programme.
Source : I Witness News
The Opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) is at odds with Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves on comments made regarding the replacement of the London-based Privy Council with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Both the Leader of the Opposition Godwin Friday and Opposition Senator Kay Bacchus-Baptiste disagree with the Prime Minister’s statement that a referendum is not need to make the switch. The Opposition NDP has made it clear that it will campaign against any effort to replace the Privy Council. It should be noted that all three parties concerned herein are lawyers.
Source : Barbados Today
Prime Minister Mia Mottley has refuted claims that her government poached or enticed Ross University School of Medicine to move away from Dominica. In a statement made yesterday, Mottley says that the hands of the Barbados Government are clean in the matter. Since the announcement of the relocation last Friday, a number of Barbadians and persons across the region have criticised Mottley for the decision claiming that it would cripple the economy of Dominica especially at a time when the country is recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria last September.
ENVIRONNEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : Caribbean News Service
The United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIPF) is set to receive thirty million pounds sterling (GBP 30 million) from an agreement signed between the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Department for International Development (DFID). The said funds will be used to establish a reconstruction window to respond to emergencies and natural disasters, in favour of Dominica and Barbuda. All projects must build resilience to climate change.