Revue de presse du mercredi 23 mai 2018

AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE LUCIE

REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 23 MAI 2018

POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE

BARBADOS

Over 200 can vote

Source : Nation News

The Electoral and Boundaries Commission (EBC) worked assiduously last went to register as many applicants as possible following the recent court action by the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). More than two hundred commonwealth citizens will be exercising their legal right for the first time, by casting their ballot in the general elections tomorrow.

SAINT LUCIA

LPM to unite with main opposition SLP

Source : St Lucia Times

After appearing and speaking at a Saint Lucia Labour Party public meeting last weekend, Leader of the Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM), Therold Prudent, has announced plans for his party to join with the main opposition party. Prudent, however noted that there will be a working arrangement with the party, all in an effort to fight on a single ticket against the incumbent United Workers Party at the next general elections.

BARBADOS

Past BIBA president now Spain’s honorary consul in Barbados

Source : Nation News

Barbados has appointed a new Honorary Consul of the Republic of Spain in the person on Connie Smith. Smith is an experienced business executive who previously served as the president of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA). She replaces Mandy Chandler who served in that capacity from 2009 to 2017.

ECONOMIE – AFFAIRE – FINANCES

GRENADA

IMF concluded mission to Grenada

Source : Caribbean News Now

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the Grenada economy grew by 4.5 per cent last year and such was driven by strong activity in the construction, tourism and education sectors. As part of regular consultations under Article IV of the IMF’s Articles of Agreement, a team visited Grenada earlier this month to hold discussions with authorities and the business community. The Washington-based financial institution said that foreign direct investment (FDI) is estimated at 8.5 per cent of GDP, driven by tourism and proceeds from the Citizenship-by-Investment (CBI) programme.

SECURITE - JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS

BARBADOS

CCJ’s First President says a Barbados withdrawal from the Court would be retrograde step

Source : Caribbean News Now

Barbados was the first Caribbean country to join the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), but last weekend Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said that if he is re-elected to office he will be withdrawing from the Court. Michael de la Bastide, First President of the CCJ, in his reaction to Stuart’s comment, says such a decision will seriously undermine the standing of the court in the region. He is also hoping that this does not become a reality.

GRENADA

Pakistani national deported : deemed national security threat

Source : Now Grenada

Muhammad Ehsan, a Pakistani national who arrived in Grenada about seven years ago and is also married to a Grenadian national has been deported for national security reasons. Ehsan, whose family operates businesses in the country applied for a Grenadian passport after obtaining citizenship by marriage. Due diligence was conducted on his application, and it was then that information revealed he was a national security threat. The deportation order was signed by Prime Minister Keith Mitchell in his capacity as Minister responsible for Immigration.

Dernière modification : 23/05/2018

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