Revue de presse du mercredi 13 juin 2018
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 13 JUIN 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Source : Caribbean News Service
Opposition Leader Bishop Atherley warned that that excessive tax measures contained in the financial statement and budgetary proposals presented by Prime Minister Mia Mottley will inflict further pain on an already overtaxed population. Atherley, who was part of the victorious Barbados Labour Party before crossing the floor, argued that while the National Social Responsibility Levy (NSLR) imposed by the previous Government had the effect of dampening consumer spending its replacement would be equally harmful.
Source : Caribbean News Now
Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) highlighted the slow pace of implementation of several decisions under the CARCICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) at the just concluded stakeholder consultation. Most of the stakeholders however agreed there was value in and benefits to be derived from the CSME but there is uncertainty regarding the effectiveness of the programme’s architecture.
Source : Antigua Observer
The highest decision-making body of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will meet in Saint Lucia next week under a new Chairman in the person of Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The heads will be discussing a wide range of issues to include climate change, border security, and regional cooperation, among other.
SECURITE – JUSTICE –DROITS HUMAINS
Source : St Lucia Times
The fine imposed on a French national who was recently arrested and charged for the offence of “bombs, hoaxes, sending messages or articles to harm or injure other persons” under Section 32 of the Criminal Code of Saint Lucia, has been criticised by a Government Minister. Senator Fortuna Belrose, Minister responsible for Local Government and Culture says the penalty should be harsher and thinks that our authorities are lenient. The French national was arrested after claims were allegedly made of possible explosives at the George F.L. Charles Airport last Saturday.
SANTE – SOCIETE - AGRICULTURE
Source : SKN Vibes
Former Prime Minister of St Kitts & Nevis, Dr Denzil Douglas, has been appointed a member of a high-level Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Commission. Douglas, a medical practitioner, was appointed by Dr Carissa Etienne. The Commission is headed by Former President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, and composed of representatives of international organisations, government, civil society and academia from more than ten countries of the Americas.
FRANCE – UNION EUROPEENNE
Source : St Lucia Times
Mutual concern related to civil aviation in the airspace of the Eastern Caribbean, to include safety, reliability and efficiency of travel, were matters discussed during a meeting between the French Civil Aviation Authority, the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) and the OECS Commission. The meeting which was held at the French Embassy in Saint Lucia was chaired by His Excellency the French Ambassador to the OECS Member States and to Barbados, Philippe Ardanaz. Also in attendance was the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy, Philippe Seigneurin.