Revue de presse du mercredi 20 juin 2018
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 20 JUIN 2018
POLITIQUE – DIPLOMATIE – RELATIONS REGIONALES
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Source : BVI News
Apart from indicating that he will not be seeking re-election to lead the National Democratic Party (NDP) into the next general elections, Premier Orlando Smith has told the people to expect another general election by summer or maybe even sooner. Reports are that Government Ministers Myron Walwyn and Ronnie Skelton will be contending for the post of Leader of the Party.
Source : I Witness News
Saint Vincent is once again making an attempt to increase it political constituencies from 15 to 17. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says he does not expect the same as eight years ago when a motion to establish a Constituency Boundaries Commission which was passed in Parliament, was contested in Court by the then New Democratic Party (NDP). He also noted that the role of the Commission is not just to adjust seats but also adjust boundaries within the existing constituencies.
Source : Barbados Today
An opposition senator has joined political scientists Christina Hinds and Tennyson Joseph, in applauding the efforts of newly elected Prime Minister Mia Mottley to deepen regional integration, in particular the free movement of CARICOM nationals. Mottley, who was a special guest at the recently concluded 65th Meeting of the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority in Saint Lucia, says there are concerns regarding the manner in which persons are allowed to move within the various ports of entry, particularly her own.
Source : Antigua Observer
There is much uncertainty in the political future of former Minister for Trade and Investment, Honourable Michael Asot. Cabinet has said that it will maintain a “wait and see” approach with regards to his future as a Member of Parliament. Asot, who was accused of an act of criminality outside of the country, has had no charges filed against him to date.
SECURITE – JUSTICE –DROITS HUMAINS
Source : St Lucia Times
National Security Minister, Hermangild Francis, says that IMPACS is not in the hands of the politicians but a matter for the Director of Public Prosecution (DDP) to make a decision on and make the way forward. Francis says that all the required assistance has been given to the DPP and is therefore not in a position as Minister to force him to make any pronouncements on the matter. Since the conclusion of the IMPACS investigation in 2014, the report has yet to be made public.
ENVIRONNEMENT – LOGEMENT – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : Dominica News Online
The 2018 Hurricane Season is upon us and the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force is putting all in place to ensure that the same does not occur, regarding a breakdown of law and order as well as communication, as was the case after Hurricane Maria last September. National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore has confirmed that there will be an increase of security especially with a new batch of police recruits being trained, with another batch coming soon to ensure proper coverage. The police was heavily criticized following widespread looting in the wake of Hurricane Maria.