Revue de presse du mercredi 22 août 2018
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REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 22 AOUT 2018
ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE – FINANCE
Source : Dominica News Online
The Commonwealth of Dominica has reaffirmed its status as an industry leader, receiving top marks once again for its Citizenship by Investment programme according to the newly released CBI Index published by the Financial Times’ Professional Wealth Management (PWM). Despite increasing competition in the growing market, Dominica placed first out of the 13 countries currently occupying such a programme. Dominica received full marks in five of the seven factors evaluated by the index.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : Antigua Observer
According to Prime Minister Gaston Browne, the delay in the construction of the Barbuda International Airport resulting from a court-imposed interim injunction could cost the government money. On 2nd August, a High Court Judge instructed that all construction works on the airport be halted with immediate effect, following an application filed by two Barbudans for leave for judicial review on the matter. The Prime Minister however believes that the court will eventually lift the injunction and the works will proceed. The matter is to be heard in September.
ENVIRONNEMENT – ENERGIE – CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE
Source : Caribbean 360
There is good news that a repeat of the nightmarish 2017 hurricane season is not expected in 2018. Forecasters of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say a below-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year, which is due to oceanic and atmospheric conditions that have become much more inhospitable to hurricane formation and intensification. Earlier predictions made in May indicated 9 to 13 named storms, of which 4 to 7 would be hurricanes. The season officially began on 1st June and runs through 30th November.
Source : Barbados Today
According to data released by the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre located in Trinidad, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake jolted parts of the south-eastern Caribbean, including Barbados, Grenada, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines and Saint Lucia, on Tuesday evening at about 5:31 p.m. Reports are that the tremor continued for as long as 30 seconds. Seismologist Dr Joan Latchman described the event as being the largest on record since 1968. She has also advised to prepare for aftershocks.