Revue de presse du mercredi 27 juin 2018
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU MERCREDI 27 JUIN 2018
POLITIQUE – DIPLOMATIE – RELATIONS REGIONALES
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Source : BVI News
Following public outrage over the latest announcement regarding immigration policies for Chinese nationals entering the Territory, Premier Orlando Smith has cleared the air on the matter saying despite no longer requiring a visa to enter, Chinese nationals will only be allowed to remain in the territory for a period not exceeding six months. He further states that these persons will only be granted access for business and tourism purposes.
Source : Now Grenada
Last week during the official opening of the new parliament building, Mexico’s Ambassador to Grenada stated that the library will be named after Mexico. Minister for Climate Resilience, Simeon Stielle has come out to say that there are no plans to rename the library at this time, and that the Ambassador spoke out of turn. Mexico contributed an amount of US$5 million towards the construction of the building.
SECURITE – JUSTICE –DROITS HUMAINS
Source : Caribbean News Service
Antigua will be in a better position to identify trends, assess crime and violence conditions ; evaluate policies ; and design effective crime prevention strategies, as it officially appoints and launch its National Task Force so as to implement the United States government-supported CariSECURE project. Honourable Steadroy Benjamin, who officially appointed the he Task Force, also signed the agreement to endorse the Toolkit to help agencies share crime data under the USAID project.
Source : Barbados Today
According to the latest prison report, there has been an increase in the number of female admissions at Her Majesty’s Prison. Despite the increase, the number still trails male admissions by a long way. Majority of the females are serving sentences for drug possession, although some of those on remand were charged for more serious offences such as firearm possession, wounding, theft, sexual assault and murder.
FRANCE – UNION EUROPEENNE
Source : The Voice
“Fête de la Musique” which is considered a very special event in France was held at the Alliance Française de Sainte Lucie last Thursday 21st March, with a special singing competition. Auditions were held and six finalists were chosen, but only three made it on the big day. The three performers namely Zandilli Lucien, Kurt Felix and Kristian Lawrence, all impressed and entertained the audience. Special prices were awarded to each participant.
Source : St Lucia News Online
Patients from the Eastern Caribbean States will now be able to access health services in the French territory of Guadeloupe. Guadeloupe which is currently in negotiations to become and Associated Member of the OECS officially opened a Centre of Molecular Imaging (CIMGUA) on Monday 18th June 2018. The Centre, which is the first of such kind in the Caribbean, will allow the screening and treatment of diseases such as cancer, neurological and cardiac diseases through advanced nuclear technology.