Revue de presse du vendredi 15 juin 2018
AMBASSADE DE FRANCE A SAINTE LUCIE
REVUE DE PRESSE DU VENDREDI 15 JUIN 2018
POLITIQUE - DIPLOMATIE
Source : Barbados Today
Solutions Barbados seems to be in total disarray a mere three weeks after the general elections. A least a dozen of the twenty-eight candidates which contested the last elections under its banner have left to form another political party. The upset derives from the refusal of several candidates to give in to the Leader’s demand to sign a contract binding them to harsh financial penalties should they choose to leave the party to join another political party.
Source : I Witness News
A report earlier this week that that the supply of petroleum to countries of the region under the PetroCaribe Agreement, including St Vincent and the Grenadines, would be severely affected, has caught the attention of the Vincentian Prime Minister. During a press conference, Ralph Gonsalves, says that no such information has been officially communicated to his Administration. He also went further to say that the country is being affected by the sanctions that the United States has imposed on the Nicolas Maduro administration.
SECURITE – JUSTICE – DROITS HUMAINS
Source : The St Kitts-Nevis Observer
After nine days of intensive land and maritime training, the curtains have come down on the staging of Phase 1 of Exercise Tradewinds 2018 which was held in the Federation from 4 to 12 June 2018. Deputy Director Vic Ramdass of J7/9 Exercises and Coalition Affairs with United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) has highly commended the Government, particularly the St Kitts-Nevis Defence Force, for making the exercise a success. The joint cooperation has proven beneficial to improving the wider region’s initiatives in reducing crime in the Caribbean. Phase II of Exercise Tradewinds 2018 will take place in Bahamas from June 13 to 21.
Source : St Lucia Times
Following the recent spate of gun related crimes taking place in the country of late, Police Chief Severin Moncherry says the police intends to make life difficult for the criminals. He says a major concern is the way that those crimes are happening. He says a number of initiatives have been put in place by the Police, but reiterates that the assistance of the public is required in effectively dealing with those crimes.
Source : Antigua Observer
A date has been set for Antiguans to vote in a referendum to determine whether the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will be the country’s final court of appeal. During a post-Cabinet briefing yesterday, Chief of Staff, Lionel Hurst, disclosed that the referendum will be held on 6 November. He also disclosed that it will probably take place without the support of the opposition United Progressive Party (UPP), who has been accused of stalling the process.