Revue de presse du mercredi 09 mai 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 09 MAI 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Source : Antigua Observer
A China based firm is collaborating with the Ministry of Agriculture to develop the local agricultural sector through the use of technology. In a brief signing ceremony, the two parties signed a three year project agreement. The firm will dispatch agricultural experts to Antigua who will provide assistance in the area of vegetables and tree cultivation and processing technology. The government will also provide lands both in mainland Antigua and in Barbuda for crop farming.
SOCIETE - SANTE
Source : The Voice
Raise Your Voice, a well-known non-governmental organisation is calling on Prime Minister Allen Chastanet to appoint a new Health Minister as it believes that Mary Isaac has served no purpose and requests that she resigns with immediate effect. In a recent release, the group says that Isaac has continuously failed the citizens in her capacity as Minister for Health and Wellness. Of late the Government has refuted many claims made by that same group.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : St Lucia Times
Nearly five years have elapsed and the IMPACS probe into eleven alleged extra-judicial killings by police officers between 2010 and 2011 has yet to be concluded. The Police Welfare Association (PWA) which is the body representing the officers implicated in the investigation, is urging for a resolution and closure in the matter. The President of the Association has also expressed concerns about the physical and psychological well-being of the officers.
FRANCE – UNION EUROPEENNE
Source : St Lucia Times
During a ceremony to commemorate the end of World War II in Martinique on Tuesday 8th May, Jean-Claude Bernabé, the Prison Officer, who assisted a security guard in subduing a Saint Lucian bandit who targeted the same service station twice in a space of two days last month, was bestowed with the silver medal for bravery.
Source : Dominica News online
As a solidarity activity to mark the strong relations between the northern communities of Martinique and the village of Grand Bay in Dominica, four teams of Kyaks which include three teams from Martinique and one from Dominica, will be crossing the Dominica/Martinique channel to arrive in Grand Bay later today. The visiting teams will also take the occasion to present a plaque to the Mayor of Grand Bay from the Mayor and People of northern Martinique.